It is 32 km north-west of
The town's pioneers were many of the 554 folk resettled from
The first road connecting the town to
On 19 April 1827, Governor George Arthur issued an order to create the
The Bush Inn
In fact, it holds an important place in Australian history as the nation’s oldest continuously licensed pub.
There are others that claim the title of
For over 180 years it has served up cold ale and provided accommodation to weary travellers.
Ann Bridger opened the pub in 1825 becoming the first of a long unbroken line of licensees.
The Bush Inn was built in 1815, and in 1825 Ann Bridger became the Hotel's first licensee Bush Inn’s original building has survived, with some of the walls supported on 'roughly square logs'.
Remarkably that telephone is mounted on the wall beside the Christening font.
One of the Bush Inn’s greatest claims to fame - the story of how Dame Nellie Melba sang several lyrics from "Maritana" when she stayed at the hotel on her last Tasmanian visit in 1924.
The first call to
Now days, New Norfolk offers an escape from the hectic pace and sit down and enjoy peaceful surroundings. If you enjoy views - there are river views, mountain views and valley views all in the one place! New