The town of New Norfolk is situated along the banks of the Derwent River in the south- east region of Tasmania. The town lies at a distance of 35km to the north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway.
The first settlers of the town were re- settled from the Norfolk Island in the year 1808. The land was soon put on cultivation by introduction of hops in the year 1860 a plant which became its important crop.
The town was connected to Hobart by the first road built in the year 1818 and it got its first railway in 1887. New Norfolk was located centrally and is an ideal starting point from where person can explore the adjacent areas. Mount Field National Park has rugged and amazing beauty is only a 30 minute drive from the town.
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