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Derwent Valley Council, Australia

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Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

1. Mt Wellington, Mt Field, Bonorong & Richmond Day Trip

This nature lover’s day trip begins with pickup from Hobart hotel. Then, journey through the picturesque Derwent Valley. Drive past Australia's oldest operating pub. Continue on to Mt. Field National Park, where Russell Falls is a must-see. Stroll underneath enormous fern forests and some of the world’s tallest trees to the waterfall. Next, follow the freshwater back to New Norfolk, where your guide will explain its interesting history.   Stretch and grab a bite to eat before the next stop. Head to a Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to hand-feed kangaroos and discover Tasmanian devils. End your day in the picturesque town of Richmond before returning to Hobart. The Mt Wellington summit time depends on the weather (cloud cover) and will either be early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

From Hobart: Mt. Field National Park and Russell Falls

2. From Hobart: Mt. Field National Park and Russell Falls

Get out of the city and see the luscious rainforests of Mt. Field National Park on a day tour from Hobart. Stroll through New Norfolk, enjoy morning tea at the Salmon Ponds, and marvel at Russell Falls in the beautiful Mt. Field National Park. Meet your guide in Hobart and head out of the city along the shores of the Derwent River, Enjoy the views of rich farmland before arriving in New Norfolk. Wander around this bustling rural town, the third oldest settlement in Tasmania. Continue through the hop fields of Bushy Park to reach the Salmon Ponds. Feed the fish and wander through the beautiful English-style parklands before enjoying morning tea and a hot drink. Once you've finished tea, head to Mt. Field National Park. Start with a leisurely walk through the rainforest canopy to reach the Tall Trees Walk, where you can see the giant eucalyptus trees. Follow the path to the picturesque, 3-tiered Russell Falls. After your walk, enjoy lunch at your own expense in the park before heading back to Hobart. Depending on the season, enjoy a quick stop to purchase fresh raspberries from roadside stalls.

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The Old Kempton Distillery is situated in an old sandstone building which is quite beautiful. John, our guide told us the history of the house and then took us for a tour around the distillery and told us about their processes. After the tour, we had a tasting inside the beautiful old house. Quite impressive! Worth your while.

Distillery tour was excellent, our guide John, was fantastic. Lunch was also excellent as was the whisky and gin. The atmosphere is wonderful, abeautiful old manor, great service and friendly staff, well done.

Very interesting house and distillery. Friendly staff and great food.