New Norfolk is a bustling town on the Derwent River with a rich history, quality produce and pretty rural scenery. It's also the commercial and residential heart of the Derwent Valley.
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New Norfolk is a bustling town on the Derwent River with a rich history, quality produce and pretty ...
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The Bush Inn at New New Norfolk in the Derwent Valley has provided hospitality since 1825. The Bush ...
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Pulpit Rock Lookout

Views of Lush Rolling Hills and Open Farmland

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Pulpit Rock Lookout

Location: New Norfolk
Distance from: Hobart - 38 km (36m), Launceston - 197 km (2.5hr), Devonport - 279 (3+hrs)

Pulpit Rock Lookout towers on a cliff just north of the picturesque town of New Norfolk. With the town framed just south of the river, you'll get views of lush rolling hills, open farmland and a bend in the Derwent River. The lookout is just a short walk from its carpark, but finding the lookout can be tricky as it sits at the end of a windy dirt track. The Pulpit Rocket Lookout is a quick excursion worthy of a few social media pics and perhaps a family picnic. You just have to know how to get there.

Getting There

The easiest way to access the Pulpit Rock Lookout is by driving along the northern shore of the Derwent River on Boyer Road//B10. Just before you hit town, look for a signposted Pulpit Rock Road heading away from the river. If you're traveling east, it'll be a sharp left. If you're driving west, it's a hairpin right turn. Many miss the road on their first pass.

Pulpit Rock Road is unpaved but well maintained. It's also quite narrow, so you'll have to negotiate oncoming traffic by pulling to the side. But, once on Pulpit Rock Road, it's a short drive to the lookout. You'll take two turns that are well signposted and the lookout's carpark is quite large.

The drive from Hobart is only 36 minutes over 38 kilometres. Launceston sits 197 kilometres away which makes the drive nearly 2.5 hours. Devonport is quite far. Sitting 279 kilometres to the north, the drive takes a little more than 3 hours.

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