With or without Little People, this parkland is a delightful spot to stop to simply enjoy the vista. Playground equipment for the kiddies, picnic huts and barbecue facilities, and an expansive reserve in which to stretch your legs. There are also information boards giving insight into the local history dating back to the occupation by the First Nations people. The Road Safety Bike Track would keep the kiddies occupied for hours.
Located at 6 Bathurst Street in "The Close" on the grounds of St. Mathews Church, this is Tasmania's oldest Anglican Church, built in 1823. As well as being a quaint cafe for coffee and cake it is a patchwork quilters paradise, with a huge assortment of materials and accessories available for purchase. The display of quilts hanging on the walls is both colourful and enticing, even to those of us unable to thread a needle.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm & Saturday 9am -3pm
This was my find for the day. The artHouse is a Cafe, an Exhibition/Event Space, and a Creative Retail outlet all in one. Located at 47a High Street, New Norfolk, there is both indoor and outdoor seating at which you can enjoy a light meal or coffee and cake. I know, I seem to have eaten my way around the Apple Isle.
Not only does the artHouse display artwork on its walls, but it encourages those of us who have no clue with all manner of kits to get us started on craft projects. Macrame, felting, appliqué, crochet, Origami, quilling kits and more for those who are young and not so young.
For information about exhibitions go here.
Not my thing but many people seem to love looking through these outlets looking for the perfect something at a bargain price. Personally, I've never come across any Errol Flynn memorabilia in Tasmania which is disappointing.
New Norfolk is home to several antique stores including the Drill Hall Emporium opposite Arthur Square. This building has been used since the Boer War when young men were recruited into the armed services.
There are numerous cafes, bakeries and pubs in New Norfolk in which to dine so you're not going to starve. There is also a selection of accommodation. We stayed at the Junction Motel on the corner of Lyell Highway and 50 Pioneer Drive, an easy walk into the township and which is almost a tourist attraction in itself.