Welcome to Glen Derwent

Glen Derwent is an iconic heritage property in historic New Norfolk in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. The site is approximately 12 acres of an original 65 acres granted to a former First Fleet convict in 1808.  The main house is an 1818 brick two-storey Georgian farmhouse with 1840s extension and Victorian verandah and conservatory. There are substantial sandstone outbuildings including c1808 stables, barn, coach house and 1870 hop kiln. Behind the house are two converted cottages, one formerly a horse’s stable and the other a water tank.

The grounds include the tennis court, that doubled for many years as the local croquet lawn, box-hedged red and white rose parterre garden with fountain, willow-lined duck pond, and orchard. All are surrounded by green paddocks, home to peafowl, Tasmanian native hens, chickens and ducks and grazed by black-faced Suffolk sheep.

Glen Derwent operates as a tourism and hospitality business incorporating tourist accommodation, campgrounds, tea rooms and functions and events.

Be our guest at Glen Derwent


Our high tea is a delightful selection of house made sweets and savouries served with bottomless pots of leaf tea, plungers of coffee and our house made sparkling cordial. $66 per person. 2pm Saturdays and Sundays. Other days by arrangement. Bookings essential.