When we wrote about Pulpit Rock Lookout in New Norfolk, we promised a “part two” with details and photos of the day’s walk. And here they are! Introducing Tynwald Park, and the scenic Derwent Valley walking track.
Walking Track via Tynwald Park
If you’re not keen on walking, there’s plenty of other options: kick a ball, play cricket or enjoy a leisurely picnic in Tynwald Park itself. The expansive space also boasts an impressive bike track promoting road-safety awareness for the juniors, with stop lights and all sorts.
You can also make this walk longer or shorter than ours, by selecting various sections of track. We parked the car and started our trek on The Avenue near Willow Court’s Patchwork Cafe, and walked along Lachlan River (which is actually more creek-sized than anything).
We passed a very impressive community garden along with oast house buildings hinting at the hop-growing heritage of the Derwent Valley region. We’d be interested to know what the buildings are used for, if anyone can enlighten us… please do!
Autumn in the Derwent Valley
The track was wide, mostly flat and suitable for walking dogs on a lead.
The Derwent Valley is well known for its awesome autumn colours, and Tynwald Park didn’t disappoint. We were a little late in the season for the best showing, with winter keen to take over the seasonal reins.
The beautiful cliffs across the river make a gorgeous, scenic backdrop. Another spot for a picnic, perhaps?
This walking track skirts the central township precinct of New Norfolk, but also provides a rural vista. We were quite taken by the sheep with black faces, but they barely acknowledged our presence!
History, Antiques and Walking
Besides autumn colours, New Norfolk is also highly regarded as the place to go for antiques in Tasmania. That’s fitting really, because the town has an interesting history to share with visitors. We think New Norfolk is a great place for a day-trip, and a comfortable 40-minute drive from Hobart will have you on the doorstep. It’s one of many regions in Tasmania we love to visit, with lots of things to do, including walking and much more.
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