Your hosts David and Marie very much welcome you to Hawthorn Lodge, well recognised as one of the best Bed and Breakfast’s in Tasmania. And for the best cream tea in Tasmania.
Marie and David look forward to extending traditional Tasmania hospitality that has been a feature of Hawthorn Lodge since the arrival of the first guests in 1869.
Hawthorn Lodge has a rich heritage. Built by the Shoobridge family who introduced hops to Australia from their native Kent and the first exporters of apples from Tasmania. Brought to life by Isabel Dick in her best-selling fictional novel Wild Orchard.
Located in the small village of Bushy Park on the banks of the Derwent River with the original hop kilns, village pond and resident platypus. We are 40 minutes from Hobart so a good base for all that Southern Tasmania offers. We are very convenient as a stop-over if driving to or from the West Coast. The nearest town is New Norfolk settled in 1807.
On our doorstep is the magnificent Mt Field National Park with Russell Falls and the World Heritage South West Wilderness.
Our aim is to offer the perfect stay and excellent value and very pleased this is reflected in the guest reviews.
As travellers, ourselves we understand that small things are important and we have invested in the best beds, best linen, provide a cosy guest lounge with fire and traditional games. The veranda is perfect for evening drinks. For the modern touch, we are part of the National Broadband Network offering the fastest internet in Australia all free for residents and non-residents.
Guests are welcome to walk around the large garden with a number of rare trees including the oldest Magnolia in Australia. A number of garden games including croquet and boules are available and places to sit and relax. The horse is very friendly as indeed are the chickens. We produce all our own vegetables, fruits and extensive raspberry production used to make jam.
Short evening walks take in the magnificent Derwent River, hop houses and platypus hunting.
As hosts we offer a traditional Rural Lodge experience. Breakfasts are served in the farm kitchen making use of the abundant local produce that includes our own fruits.
For both residents and non-residents Marie offers the best cream tea in Tasmania with clotted cream and our homemade raspberry jam. More substantial are the very popular country high teas that attract locals from across Tasmania.
For residents, we are able to serve excellent value wine, beer, spirits and cider. We allow BYO. Light meals are offered each evening.
As a very popular B&B with limited rooms we are often fully booked. We do strongly advise you book as early as you can to avoid disappointment.
Please do contact Marie if we can help plan your trip in any way. The best way is by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.