Just a short hop, step and a jump up the Derwent River from Hobart is one of Tasmania’s most beautiful and immersive regions – the Derwent Valley.
A paradise for foodies, photographers and die-hard romantics, the ‘Valley of Love’ is a must on your Lap of Tasmania, and the best place to stay for exploring the region is at Explorers Lodge B&B in New Norfolk!
I can honestly say that in all my travels around Tasmania I have never come across such a striking bed and breakfast.
Built in true New England style, its white-washed walls, lattice-paned windows and tranquil gardens are reminiscent of the exclusive ‘Hamptons’ – especially in autumn as the leaves turn every shade of russet, gold and marmalade imaginable.
Step inside and you’ll be even more impressed!
The interior is an absolute dream. Crisp linen accented by playful pillows and lush carpet in all four bedrooms and self-contained apartment – while the glowing hardwood floors of the shared lounge and common areas evoke a sense of refined permanence… like a warm embrace at the end of a long day of discovery.
If you have scrolled through the photos above you would seen the other feature of this wonderful B&B that fellow travellers rave about – the breakfasts!
Whether you go for the full cooked breakfast experience, or prefer a lighter, Continental start to the day, you will find everything prepared to absolute perfection and truly reflective of the produce of the seasons.
Use my LAPOFTAS code when booking your valley retreat at Explorers Lodge B&B and receive:
Self-contained Apartment (minimum 2-night stay)
Valid for direct bookings only, and not available in combination with other offers.
Straddling the sparkling, fresh waters of the River Derwent, New Norfolk is a fascinating combination of historical antiquities, foodie adventures, and local charm, and your friendly host Michael has all the local tips and information to help make your time in the Valley truly memorable.
Explorers Lodge B&B is one of New Norfolk’s hidden gems, and I thoroughly recommend spending at least a couple of nights, if not more, making this your ideal base for exploring the region.
Drop by their website today, check their fantastic rooms and rates, and include Explorers Lodge B&B in your Lap of Tasmania itinerary today!
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