In April we published an article about our own personal Tassie Comeback Tour to the Tasman Peninsula. It was a day trip from Hobart, to spend a few dollars and support the local community. At the time, we mentioned there were many areas worthy of the attention from Think Tasmania, all deserving a little boost. That still being the case, last weekend we took a similar drive to the Derwent Valley.

Drive to the Derwent Valley - Rainbow
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A beautiful rainbow stretched across the road during our drive to the Derwent Valley

Sunday Drive to the Derwent Valley

As always we took heaps of “holiday” snaps to share, showing exactly what readers can expect on their own mission. It was a glorious winter’s day, not particularly cold despite snow-capped mountains on display in Mount Field National Park. Not that the weather affected our decision to drive to the Derwent Valley… we were going there regardless, come rain, hail or shine!



As Tourism Tasmania believe and promote, we ventured Behind the Scenery and enjoyed a little retail therapy at Willow Court in New Norfolk. We also stopped for a delicious lunch at The Possum Shed in Westerway (and we can tell you, that place is awesome in every way!) We saw the Platypus Power Station near Ellendale, the start of a private riverside walk to a waterfall. We drove across Meadowbank Lake; then via Hamilton to the fishing platform at Windsor Corner, before returning to Hobart along the Derwent River.

Drive to the Derwent Valley - Windsor Corner
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Windsor Corner, our last stop before returning to Hobart from our drive to the Derwent Valley

Can we show you a few pictures from our drive to the Derwent Valley? It’s just like a slide-show night with our friends! If you’re keen to know more details about anything shown, we’ll gladly supply additional information. It will be totally free of charge as always, and it may lead to another Think Tasmania feature article about this region. Just leave a comment below and we’ll answer the best way we can. And we can always enlist the help of our Facebook friends with a forum question if need be.

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Holiday Snaps from our Drive to the Derwent Valley
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Map: Drive to the Derwent Valley, Tasmania