Stanton Bed and Breakfast is smack dab in the middle of the Derwent Valley. When you land at Hobart Airport, don’t stay in the suburbs, head a bit further out to a place less crowded and stay in the Tasmanian countryside. MONA is only 20 minutes down the road from us, Hobart dockside and Salamanca Markets, 15 minutes further on from there. At Stanton you are at the edge of where urban meets country culture and the river run adventures begin.

Here are 10 tips from a local on how to get the most from your Tassie adventure.

Maydena Bike Park is only 45 minutes from us and we welcome bike groups of up to 10 people. Lock up bike accommodation is available at no extra charge and the workshop has an air compressor too!

If you’re heading to Hobart from Launceston in the North, Cradle Mountain Franklin-Gordon National Park in the West or Freycinet and Wine Glass Bay in the East, you’ll find a stop at Stanton just near New Norfolk a perfect spot no matter the season. While you’re here we have so much to explore and experience in the valley. Local beer, cider, whiskey producers and wineries, antique shopping, cooking schools, winding riverside roads through picturesque farmland and roadside stalls with honesty boxes. A landscape scattered with historical relics of harder, more troubled times along with stately Georgian architecture, Hawthorne Hedges and Poplar rows. Then there are the  mountains, rivers, creeks and wilderness.

An adventure starts with a thought. And then the words, You know, we’d really love to…



Your adventure in the Derwent Valley is along the road less travelled. All you need is a hire car, an inquisitive nature and a holiday state of mind. There are times though, when it is nice to have a  local guide to find the special spots you just wouldn’t find on your own. Love to go off the beaten track but can’t in a hire car? Love to spend a day by the perfect river bend fishing for trout with an expert teacher at your side who has all the gear? Love to trek through primal forests and emerge at a lake for a perfect picnic lunch but not sure where to start? Love to go to the snow on Mount Mawson but what about ice on the road? Love to kayak the rapids and chance upon a sea lion? Accredited experienced guides, fully equipped vehicles, all your equipment needs, wet and cold weather gear all supplied AND the licenses and passes required. A trip can be designed to meet your skill, fitness and experience level. You can do all of this and more, but you’ll need to stay few days to fit it all in!
If you’d love to combine alpine and coastal adventures or a kayaking adventure with your stay at Stanton email before you book and say, ‘You know we’d really love to…’ and we’ll make it happen for you. You’ll be picked up from our front door and be delivered back safe and sound.

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