We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
The listings of booking offers for each property take into account the compensation paid to us by our partners. Prices shown may be for varying room types. Prices displayed are the lowest available, corresponding to the least expensive room type available, as provided from our partners as of the time of the user’s search.

Explorers Lodge

105 Derwent Tce, New Norfolk, Tasmania 7140 Australia
avatar-imageavatar-imageavatar-image
Traveller (57)
Room & Suite (15)
Dining (3)

View prices for your travel dates

Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.

About

#1 of 3 B&Bs in New Norfolk
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Explorers Lodge offers bed and breakfast guest rooms and self-contained apartments in a graceful New England designed property at New Norfolk, in the picturesque Derwent Valley of Southern Tasmania. All guest rooms have a private ensuite bathroom, accommodate up to two people and feature a fridge, facilities for making tea or coffee, digital television and plush king or queen beds. An added convenience includes access to a choice of Hamptons inspired living areas to unwind with a good book in a rocking chair or perhaps a glass of wine around the cosy open fire in the lounge. You'll be prepared for the day ahead with our highly regarded full cooked and continental breakfast. Our self-contained apartments accommodate up to four guests and come fully equipped with kitchens, separate living areas, large digital televisions with complimentary media streaming and plush king beds. The tranquil, landscaped gardens are a peaceful haven of tall trees for all guests to enjoy. Our fruit trees are ripe for the picking, mingle with our chickens or gather at the outdoor gazebo for a self-prepared barbeque. Five minutes away are the historical pubs and antique shops of New Norfolk, the friendliest market in Tasmania every Saturday - The Banjo's New Norfolk market, historic Willow Court, Agrarian Kitchen eatery and cooking school, New Norfolk Distillery and the River Derwent.
Read more
Suggest edits to improve what we show.Improve this listing
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Bottled water
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
106Reviews0Q+A19Room tips

Reviews
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.

Traveller rating
  • 80
  • 20
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
avatar-image
Sian L wrote a review Nov 2023
3 contributions
We had the most comfortable night staying here. Michael was a fantastic host, and we felt truly at home, in wonderful surroundings. I loved the decor and the welcoming vibe. There was great attention to detail and we had a scrumptious cooked breakfast in the morning. We would definitely recommend staying here, thoroughly enjoyed meeting our host.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: This was a lovely place to stay
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Anne R wrote a review Nov 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved the three nights we stayed at Explorers Lodge in the Blackwood room. The Lodge is decorated beautifully in the Hampton style. There are two relaxing rooms for guests to socialise or enjoy some quiet time in before they retire for the night. During our stay they were delightfully decorated for the approaching festive season. The beds were extremely comfortable with premium linens. The variety of options for breakfast was amazing and they were perfectly cooked by our host. The mixed berry compote was sooo delicious. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again if we were in New Norfolk.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Salwah L wrote a review May 2023
Mandurah, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
What a perfect place to start our tour of Tassie for our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Had the smallest room but it was cosy, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our two night stopover. The homemade biccies, complimentary bottle of pinot and the information booklet (once we saw it - a bit hidden high up) added another thoughtful touch. The breakfast was absolutely fantastic, both days. Very high attention to detail throughout the property with a lovely sun lounge overlooking the garden, complete with a couple of tables perfect for your own evening takeaway meals (microwave, paper cutlery and plates provided too). The additional sunken lounge with Hampton styling was perfect for sitting and enjoying a couple of glasses of whatever takes your fancy, or a sip or two of the port provided. We felt so comfortable lounging about in that room with a cheese platter (we bought) and few glasses of red! The main host is Michael, who was very informative about day trips and the history of Explorers Lodge (continuing to find out more too). His partner "helps" as he has a full time job, but both were quietly friendly and truly have created a beautifully appointed and well run B & B. I am very fussy but highly recommend staying here. Well done chaps!!
Read more
Date of stay: April 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Donna S wrote a review Mar 2023
1 contribution
Explorer’s Lodge was our last stop after spending four weeks driving around Tasmania and it was the perfect way to end a wonderful trip. We were in the Silver wattle room which was beautiful. Having the balcony to sit on and have a cuppa was ideal. The bedroom is elegant and the bathroom is modern. Michael’s b&b stood out from others we stayed at in so many ways…handmade shortbread, chocolates, port, amazing range of breakfast choices with homemade preserves and stewed local fruit, large tv with streaming services and quiet location. So much is in easy access to New Norfolk…lunch @ The Shed, Derwent Estate, lunch/dinner @ Osteria Vista Stefano Lubiano Winery, Agrarian Kitchen, lunch @ Frogmore Creek Winery plus Russell falls and other great walks nearby. Michael is such a warm generous host so don’t hesitate to stay at Explorer’s Lodge and start exploring!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Deborah C wrote a review Mar 2023
Ballina, Australia20 contributions7 helpful votes
An outstanding bed and breakfast! An experience in itself with so many thoughful little touches to enhance your stay. Beautifully decorated, clean, comfortable with a delicious breakfast sourced from local or home grown produce. The host was welcoming, friendly and helpful. Plenty of gorgeous areas to sit and relax if you so desire.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Denise T wrote a review Feb 2023
Perth, Australia20 contributions
The most beautifully restored and decorated house, with large bedrooms, king beds, great views and awesome service. Michael greeted us and showed us to our rooms and gave us all the local information we needed. Lovely sitting areas for guests and a beautiful garden to wander through. there are fruit trees, vegetables and chooks! Exceptional breakfast with many options and real espresso coffee! Included some produce from garden, including their own preserved fruits. I would highly recommend Explorers Lodge
Read more
Date of stay: February 2023
Value
Location
Service
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
NPKS wrote a review Feb 2023
Avalon Beach, Australia74 contributions36 helpful votes
+1
My husband & I had a wonderful relaxed stay at this sensational B&B in early Feb. Explorers Lodge is an historic & beautiful home, meticulously managed by Michael & Roberto - very tastefully decorated, peaceful, welcoming & surrounded by gorgeous gardens. Our upstairs room & newly renovated ensuite overlooked the gardens and trees & featured a divinely comfortable bed; crisp white linen; thoughtful toiletries & extras; home baked shortbread to enjoy with tea or coffee & beautiful soft furnishings. Breakfast was next level - our hosts are talented chefs & we enjoyed perfectly cooked eggs, homemade relishes, muesli & berry compote, sourdough bread, good coffees & more - no need for lunch after the gourmet spread! They were generous with their hospitality, help & time to talk & gave us some great travel tips & recommendations. We will be back & highly recommend this B&B - so handy to Hobart, Derwent Valley & central Tassie & far more personable & enjoyable than any hotel. Thank you Michael & Roberto & congratulations to you both on such a beautiful lodge! Our stay there was a highlight of our trip. Regards Christine & John, Sydney
Read more
Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Great location if exploring Tasmania- centrally located - close to Hobart, Derwent Valley,...
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Sarah M wrote a review Jan 2023
9 contributions
+1
Our stay here was perfect! We wanted to move in! Michael was an excellent host giving us local advice as to the best things to see as we travelled to Queenstown as well as creating a delicious breakfast. Highly recommend.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023
Rooms
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
Justin wrote a review Jan 2023
13 contributions2 helpful votes
Michael and partner run a first class experience. Beautifully furnished, classy all the way. Cannot fault any part of the experience. For anyone wanting to know how to properly run a bed and breakfast then I would ask these chaps. Attention to detail is exquisite.. they have not missed a beat on anything… A lot of struggling businesses should look these guys up and see how it’s done. Amazing - thank you for everything . 10 out of 10.
Read more
Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
avatar-image
margaret cassar wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Fabulous stay accommodation was beautiful presentation was excellent breakfast was lovely will definitely stay here again. Hosts were great loved their garden. Our room was beautiful with the balcony perfect.
Read more
Date of stay: November 2022
Value
Service
Sleep Quality
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Helpful
Share
Previous
123456
Not the right property for you?
There are more places to choose from in the New Norfolk area.
PRICE RANGE
AU$256 - AU$295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaNew Norfolk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

EXPLORERS LODGE (AU$256): 2024 Prices & Reviews (New Norfolk) - Photos of B&B - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Explorers Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Explorers Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Pulpit Rock Lookout (0.9 km), The Drill Hall Emporium (0.8 km), and Flywheel (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Explorers Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Explorers Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Explorers Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Explorers Lodge?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Explorers Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junction Motel and Function Centre, Shanghai Restaurant, and The Cake Lady Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Explorers Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Explorers Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Willow Court Asylum (1.5 km).
Is Explorers Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.