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Derwent Valley Australia

The Derwent Valley covers the upper part of the Derwent River from New Norfolk in the South East region to Strathgordon in the South West region of Tasmania. Beautiful mountains, forests, rolling hills, lakes and rivers make up the beautiful landscape of the Derwent Valley. Amongst the western wilderness are quaint historic towns and charming rural communities, not forgetting the many excellent trout fishing lakes and rivers. The Derwent Valley Council covers the many towns within the Derwent Valley and consists of a population of 9,517 souls.

Derwent Valley Attractions

The many old buildings and structures of New Norfolk hold Australian historic significance, such as the oldest Anglican Church, St Matthews, one of the oldest inns, The Bush Inn, and one of the last village squares.

Fishing opportunities are endless within the Derwent Valley. The Tyenna River is renowned for excellent trout fishing, as well Lake Gordon, which forms one of the largest water storage areas in Australia. Also situated on the Tyenna River is the Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery, the first breeders of rainbow and brown trout in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Derwent Valley is comprised of many charming rural communities such as Bushy Park, Westerway and Glenora, providing an insight into 19th Century farm life.

National Park Mt Field National Park

Within the western section of the Derwent Valley, one of Australias oldest reserves, Mt Field National Park contains the popular skiing destination of Mount Mawson, the beautiful Russell Falls, spectacular mountainous scenery, and abundant wildlife. Mt Field National Park made history when the last Tasmanian Tiger was captured in the vicinity during the 1930s.