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BBQ Areas, Parks and Walking Tracks

BBQ Facilities

The following barbecues and huts are available for bookings by filling in a  BBQ Booking Form(312 kb) or contacting Customer Services on (03) 62618 500.


Tynwald Park - Is a popular place for family BBQ's and picnics, the park has several sheltered BBQ areas equiped with electric barbecues.

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

The Esplanade - This park is located on the banks of the beautiful Derwent River. It has two sheltered BBQ areas equiped with electric barbecues.  The Esplanade is mainly open space but it does have public toilets and childrens play equipment.  Why not come and feed the local ducks or 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 barbecue, nearby public toilets, childrens play equipment and open space for ball sports.  There is also a General Store located next to the park.

Granton Reserve - Granton Reserve is approximately 15 minutes (by car) from New Norfolk.  It has a sheltered barbecue area complete with a electric BBQ,  There is a lawn area along with childrens 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 or The Esplanade

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

Walking Through Time Podcast

Come Walking Through Time with us and discover the hidden history of New Norfolk.  Listen to the recollections of locals on times gone by as you follow the Walking Through Time trail around New Norfolk. 

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.  You can also listen to the stories here by clicking the above mast head. 

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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New Norfolk Tas 7140
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