Woodbridge on the Derwent
Travel Blogs from New Norfolk
... drinks and a melting moment each before the restaurant closed at 4pm. Then, we were invited to stroll around the grounds until 5pm at no charge - bonus! It was amazing to see all the magnificent fish in the ponds. Originally, the ponds were set up to receive salmon ova from England but it was soon discovered that the salmon did not return upstream to breed. A small number of trout eggs had been included with the first shipment of salmon ...
... below.....a very picturesque place indeed. The boardwalk led to the bottom of the falls and we didn't want to leave once we were there - it was so pretty. The falls tumble about 30 metres and are in an upside down wine glass shape - quite wide at the bottom and narrower at the top.
As we arrived back at the car park - we met up with the guys from NSW who we met on the cruise yesterday. The older gentleman who we believed to be the father of the two younger guys, ...
... followed, later on in the afternoon, by our very final performance at the Kringle event. I know that some of the general public will be attending 'just to see' our girls.
And even as I type this post, there is singing echoing though the hallways of the hotel. Tildy, the hotel owner, is beside herself at the prospect that all her 'babies' will be leaving her tomorrow. In all honesty, she is not looking forward to the prospect of us leaving - ...
... was to
turn the shed into a home if the gallery was not a success. Well there has certainly been no need for
that, it is a roaring success and at only $10.00 per head admission a real
bargain. Derwent Bridge is very much in
an alpine zone so there is not too much there.
We were lucky enough to be allowed to stay in the car park at the local
hotel before moving further west towards Queenstown the next day.
... before arriving in New Norfolk, we went through an area that had had a major fire. Doreen said she still smelled smoke.
We reached our destination - New Norfolk-- around 3 pm and went to the tourist info center where we inquired about accommodation. The woman there was very nice and showed us the list of places. Doreen noticed one of the places offering cottages and it seemed pretty suitable since it was on the river - we are after ambiance, after all. ...