News & Event - Hawthorn Lodge

News & Event


Lazy Teas has moved to 43 Main Street Sheffield.

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Open in February 2021


Due to COVID 19 Hawthorn Lodge and the Lazy Tea rooms are currently closed.  Opening is under review but due to the closure of the Tasmania border until at least 31 August Hawthorn Lodge will remain closed until we have guidance on when the Tasmania border will reopen.

Lazy Teas closing soon

We are so sorry to announce that the lovely lazy tearooms at hawthorn lodge are closing…we want to send a big shout out to all our wonderful customers, especially our regulars, who have visited us and had a chat, tea and scones or one of our country high teas…we hope to see you all before we officially close on Sunday the 22nd of March.
Please email to book as we have been getting booked out, especially on Sundays.
Below are our opening days and times
Sunday 15th March-11am
Saturday 21st March-11am
Sunday 22nd March-11am
We will open on other days for groups of 10 or more, just drop me an email to find out more.


Marie’s jam making features on the ABC TV series “Escape from the City”. To see the episode look on iView and search for the episode on Hobart.

Becoming famous

A good week for Hawthorn Lodge having a great write up in the London Times from Mathew Parris one of the UK’s top journalists. Then being upgraded to Superhost by AirBnB recognising our great reviews from guests. And then going up the scales to be classified as superb. Many thanks to all those who write such wonderful comments in our visitors book and is well appreciated.

The words penned by Matthew Parris in the London Times 7 April 2018.

The word “bungalow” does not do justice to Tasmania’s many sweet abodes, almost all of one storey. After Lake Pedder, Lou and Cody left us at Hawthorn Lodge, a bungalow built in 1869, a delightful guesthouse where Marie and David Hearle plied us with cream teas and samples of finest homemade tomato soup. Over sparkling wine on a veranda whose ironwork was garlanded with flowering creepers, I reflected that if the image of Australia that we Europeans have is missing anything, it’s what Tassie can offer: a certain softness, a grace and charm.

 Overland track

Our Overland Track transfers have been very busy this year. We pick you up at Hobart Airport or Hobart, stay with us at Hawthorn Lodge for the night and in the morning take you to Cradle Mountain ready to start at 10.30. At the end we meet you at Lake St Clair, have a night with us and the next morning to Hobart. This is a great multi day hike and everyone has very enjoyed the experience.

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Tasmania Trail

Hawthorn Lodge is on the Tasmania Trail and very pleased this year to have many stay with us who are doing the Tasmania Trail. You can ride, cycle or walk.

Tasmania Cycling

Kayaking on River Derwent

Kayaking on the Derwent River is a most pleasant experience. Kayak tours start from Hawthorn Lodge with a rapid tour starting at 10am and a Platypus Tour in the evening starting at 5pm. If you are staying with us the Kayak tours can be pre-booked.

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