Derwent Valley is in Southeast Tasmania.
The Derwent Valley is the largest drainage basin in Tasmania. It contains more differing ecosystems than any other area of Australia, from alpine to temperate rain forest to riverine reed beds. The area is scenically beautiful, with tumbling streams, mirror lakes, poplars, rolling green hills and snow capped mountains in winter.Must sees include New Norfolk - the third oldest town in Australia with its history, Mt Field national park, Salmon Ponds where trout were first hatched in the southern hemisphere, the Styx valley with the tallest hardwood trees in the world, the oldest golf course outside of Scotland at Ratho.
Great cycling, rafting, canoeing, driving and walking.
Fly fishing some of the best in the world, golfing, wine tours, sampling the cherries, stone fruit, berries apples
Verandahs Restaurant New Norfolk - fabulous capital city food in a country town. Genovese coffee, local wines, local produce.
Glen Clyde House, Hamilton, great lunches....
Wineries Stefano Lubiana, Laurel Bank, Derwent Estate, Meadowbank, Kinvarra Estate, producing the best Pinot, Sauv Blanc and sparkling.
Beers two metre tall Brewery brewing real ales from local heritage hops and organic barley.
Single malt whiskey from Nant Distillery
Woodbridge on the Derwent is a boutique luxury hotel in an 1825 heritage listed convict built Georgian mansion.It is located on the banks of the Derwent River, and won the Australian HIA Renovation of the Year award for its sympathetic and successful restoration.