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BBQ Areas, Parks and Walking Tracks

BBQ Facilities

The following BBQs and huts are available for bookings by filling in a  BBQ Booking Form(312 kb) or contacting Customer Services on (03) 6261 8500.

Tynwald Park - Is a popular place for family BBQs and picnics, the park has several sheltered BBQ areas equipped with electric BBQs.

There is a fenced children's educational bike track complete with traffic lights and road signs. Some other facilities include fitness equipment, cricket nets, soccer and football oval, public toilets with disabled access and children's play equipment.  Why not enjoy a walk along the banks of the Derwent River? (see walking and riding tracks).

The Esplanade - This park is located on the banks of the beautiful Derwent River. It has two sheltered BBQ areas equipped with electric BBQs.  The Esplanade is mainly open space but it does have public toilets and children's play equipment.  Why not come and feed the local ducks something duck friendly like lettuce, carrot, peas or corn - never bread. Or, if you're feeling energetic take a walk up the 99 steps along the Derwent Cliffs Walk to Tynwald Park?

Gleeson Park - Is located approximately 8 minutes (by car) from the centre of New Norfolk.  The park has a large shelter complete with a electric BBQ, nearby public toilets, children's play equipment and open space for ball sports.

Granton Reserve - Granton Reserve is approximately 15 minutes (by car) from New Norfolk.  It has a sheltered BBQ area complete with a electric BBQ.  There is a lawn area along with children's play equipment and access to public toilets.


Walking Tracks

The Esplanade - Riverside walk featuring historic buildings and bridge, established deciduous trees. Joins with the Derwent Cliffs Walk. 

Fishermans Walk - Gently sloping track through bushland to popular fishing location. 

Bicentennial Track - A gentle meandering track that follows the Lachlan River connecting with Tynwald Park and The Esplanade.

Derwent Cliffs Walk - Stunning views of the Derwent River and cliffs.


Walking Through Time podcast

Walking Through Time is a walking trail with interpretative signage linked by podcasts giving a unique view of the history of New Norfolk.  There are 9 storyboards that cover the history of New Norfolk placed at strategic points around the town, each has a QR Code and a URL to access the sound files via phone or web browser. 

The storyboards are located at Tynwald Park (there are two boards here, including an indigenous history of the area), Turriff Lodge walking track, one at each end of the Esplanade, opposite the Bush Inn, Arthur Square, Circle Street (outside Council Chambers) and opposite the entrance to the Barracks in The Avenue.  Each board tells its own story and can be viewed individually or you can take the entire walk and learn many quirky facts along the way. 

This project was jointly funded by the Australian Government through the Your Community Heritage Program and Derwent Valley Council for the enjoyment of the people of the Derwent Valley and as a  point of interest to visitors. 


Greater Hobart Trails

Walking, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding tracks and trails in Hobart, Kingborough, Derwent Valley, Clarence, Glenorchy and Brighton.  

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Derwent Valley Council
The Derwent Valley Municipal area is characterised by its ever growing rural townships, green hills and river valley environment. Major features of the Derwent Valley municipality include its land and fresh water resources.
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PO Box 595
New Norfolk Tas 7140
Fax: 03 6261 8546
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