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

Glen Derwent Wedding Expo

Glen Derwent is hosting a wedding expo on Sunday 10 March 2024 from 11am. This will be a showcase of industry operators servicing the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, Tasmania. Glen Derwent will launch its new offerings with availability for the 2024-25 season and beyond. Couples, families and friends are invited to register to attend. Industry operators are invited to book a stall.

High Tea at Glen Derwent

Our high tea consists of a delightful selection of sweets and savouries served on a two tiered stand for each person. $66 per person includes bottomless pots of leaf tea, plungers of coffee and our sparkling cordial. Available Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Bookings essential. No dietary variations. Phone or message Liz on 0427480057 to book.