New Norfolk - TAS



DEG: -42.78075 147.05938
DMS: 42º 46' 50.7" S 147º 03' 33.79" E
UTM: 55 G 5263530mN 504857mE
Altitude: 30.15m


Place Type

Population - Town


25kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 35.4 km (34 mins)
579.54kms South of Melbourne - Driving 732 km (23 hours 44 mins)

Address & Contact

9 Officer St
New Norfolk TAS 7140
Phone: 0403 85 8210


New Norfolk, is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. It lies 35 km north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway.

The town's pioneers were re-settled from Norfolk Island in 1808. They soon farmed the rich land around the town. They introduced hops to the area in 1860 and the plant soon became an important crop.

The first road connecting the town to Hobart was built in 1818; the first railway was in 1887. During the 1940s, a newsprint mill was established at nearby Boyer, boosting industry in the local area. The railway is now preserved as the Derwent Valley Railway.

For some years after 1848, New Norfolk was the place of exile of the Irish nationalist leader Terence MacManus, where his cottage ("The Grange") still stands. Later he was joined by his fellow Irish rebel Smith O'Brien.
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Closest Weather Station

Bushy Park at 28/08:00am EST
Distance from New Norfolk 15.33km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Bushy Park (Bushy Park Estates)
Distance from New Norfolk 15.33km NW
Mean Max. °C23.923.921.917.914.311.
Mean Min. °C10.
Mean Rain mm40.834.939.346.345.248.249.454.054.557.152.950.4

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