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Derwent Valley

Many people travel through the Derwent Valley on their way to Queenstown and Strahan and don’t realise what a wealth of interesting and beautiful places they are driving straight past. This tour takes you to a wide range of places you definitely need your camera for! Our first stop is the historical town of New Norfolk with its historic buildings, antique shops and the grave of Betty King, the first white women to set foot on Australian soil. Historic Salmon Ponds (first salmon farm in Tasmania) has 50 different tree types (a pictorial guide is provided for identification) which are stunning in the spring and autumn. You can also feed the fish in the different ponds, they all jump out of the water for the feed but the albinos are the greediest!

Redlands Whiskey Distillery is just next door and here you can enjoy a tour of the distillery, try some samples; take some great photos of their historic buildings and acres of beautiful gardens.

We then travel through hop fields and stop off at a secret spot (down a back lane to view Oast House and Hops)

By now it is time for some refreshments and what better spot than the quirky Possum Shed where you will enjoy some delicious homemade cakes or some of their lovely lunches. Mt Field National Park is a wonderful place where you visit Russell Falls; go on the Tall Trees walk and maybe you see some of the local wildlife.