Suburb Profile - Lenah Valley

March 2024 | By Fall Real Estate | Tags: Suburb Profile

Lenah Valley, Tasmania,
Suburb Profile

Enjoy a desirable lifestyle in this wonderful location. Lenah Valley provides its residents with convenient access to various amenities, including the Lenah Valley Village, Calvary Hospital, New Town amenities and numerous local schools and childcare facilities. Homes are within a short 10-minute drive to Hobart's CBD and the vibrant North Hobart strip.

Where is Lenah Valley, Tasmania?

Lenah Valley, located in the foothills of Mount Wellington and north of Hobart's CBD, is an enviable suburb in Southern Tasmania. It is surrounded by West Moonah, Moonah, New Town, North Hobart, and Mount Stuart. Conveniently, residents are just a 16-minute drive away from both domestic and international flight connections, subject to traffic conditions.


Postcode of 7008, Tasmania

Lenah Valley to Hobart: approx 20 minutes drive, 4.3 km distance

Population of 6,522 in the 2021 Census

The size of Lenah Valley is approximately 8.4 square kilometres.

Real estate in Lenah Valley

Lenah Valley, initially settled in 1817, has a rich history highlighted by the construction of Newlands Manor House in the late 1830s. Today, this historic manor serves as a venue for special events, reflecting the enduring charm of the valley. In 1845, the area's fertile pastures drew attention, establishing Lenah Valley as an ideal site for dairy farming. This agricultural prominence persisted into the early 20th century, with up to twenty dairy herds thriving in the region.


Over time, Lenah Valley has evolved into a residential haven, with a diverse range of properties constructed in the 1900s. The neighbourhood caters to small to large families, from units and townhouses to free-standing houses. Consequently, Lenah Valley is increasingly becoming a sought-after location for first-time homebuyers, families, and retirees.


The allure of Lenah Valley extends beyond its historical roots. Many properties, including delightful refurbished cottages and Federation homes, boast stunning views of the River Derwent on one side and Mount Wellington on the other. Access to various walking tracks further enhances the appeal of this suburb. Diverse architectural styles characterise the homes, including charming 1920s double-brick structures, 1930s weatherboard houses, timeless period-detail properties, and homes from the 1980s that have expanded to accommodate growing families.


These residences offer generous floor plans, appealing to families and astute renovators alike. High ceilings, timber floors, spacious hallways, soft lighting, and hidden spaces contribute to the allure of Lenah Valley homes. Some properties feature small land sizes, emphasising a low-maintenance lifestyle without compromising space and flexibility.


Moreover, many homes capitalise on north-facing sunlight, flooding their living areas, sunrooms, or entertaining decks with natural light throughout the day. As one strolls through the streets of Lenah Valley, the captivating street appeal of homes becomes evident, adorned with white picket fences, captivating details, and practical additions like double-glazed windows. The potential for rejuvenation in each property, or the seamless integration of contemporary elements with the historical character of already renovated homes, adds an additional layer of excitement. This invites both residents and visitors to fully appreciate the enduring beauty of Lenah Valley's architectural landscape.

Featured Lenah Valley properties sold by Fall Real Estate:

2 Hadley Court,
Lenah Valley, Tas 7008

SOLD - $710k

Sept 2023

Lenah Valley, Tasmania

6 Jane Court, Lenah Valley, Tas 7008

SOLD - $872k

Feb 2023

Lenah Valley, Tasmania

63A Ruth Drive,
Lenah Valley, Tas 7008

SOLD - $1.065m

Dec 2022

Lenah Valley, Tasmania

7 Bentley Road,
Lenah Valley, Tas 7008

SOLD - $1.010m

Oct 2022

Transport availability in Lenah Valley

You can also easily use a bus, taxi, and car to travel to and from Lenah Valley.


Metro's local bus service has several bus routes from Glenorchy through Lenah Valley to Hobart CBD. For more information about the Hobart to Glenorchy via the Lenah Valley route, click here.


The Hobart Inner City Cycleway, known by locals simply as ‘the bike track’, runs through the neighbouring town of New Town. This allows locals to cycle into Hobart easily.

Things to do

Stay at Fernvale Cottage to discover all that Lenah Valley offers its residents. Adorned with fairy lights, nestled at the base of Mt Wellington in Lenah Valley, you will feel miles away. All the while, it's just a five-minute drive to local cafes and 17 minutes from Hobart. The cottage offers a nature retreat with stunning treetop views and mountain sounds, seamlessly blending comfort and nature.


Embark on a musical journey at Katie Dean's Piano Studio, where Katie has been teaching piano for ten years using the Simply Music Programme. With a Bachelor of Education degree, Katie offers group or individual private lessons in a fun and friendly environment in Lenah Valley. Whether one is a child or a senior, Katie welcomes students of all ages, focusing on creating a rewarding learning experience. Katie offers a free introductory session if you've always wanted to play the piano.


Ancanthe Park is the proud residence of the Lady Jane Franklin Gallery. Recent enhancements to Ancanthe Park and its surroundings include landscaping improvements, an upgraded park entrance, a new public toilet facility, and a bus shelter. This park offers an enchanting setting for a day with your family—ideal for picnics, discovering native plants, and enjoying a lively run around its expansive grounds.


The Lady Franklin Gallery, formerly the Lady Jane Franklin Museum (Ancanthe), a classical sandstone building in Lenah Valley, was initiated in 1842 by Lady Jane Franklin to establish a museum and library housing Tasmanian memorabilia, botanical specimens, and sculptures. Opened on October 26, 1843, the museum then left in trust to Christ's College and fell into disuse by 1920, serving briefly as an apple store and cow shed. In 1936, the City Council took over, and in 1948, The Art Society of Tasmania leased it as their gallery. Restored by the Hobart City Council, the building is now lovingly maintained by the Art Society, preserving its historical significance for future generations.


Adjacent, explore Rangeview Crescent Reserve—an off-lead dog exercise area featuring an open, gently sloping meadow terrain of approximately 0.5 hectares. Accessible from the end of Rangeview Crescent or the car park opposite the Lady Franklin Museum on Lenah Valley Road, the reserve offers amenities like a dog bag dispenser, bins, and inviting bench seating for your convenience.


When living in Lenah Valley, you will be welcome to join Bubbles Swim Centre, a delightful family-run swim facility in the heart of Lenah Valley. The passionate owners, Bec and Andrew, are excited to share their love for the water with the local community. Offering swimming lessons for all ages, from babies to adults, the indoor heated pool provides an encouraging environment.


Several small parks are found around the neighbourhood of Lenah Valley, including Glenrose Park, Wallace Avenue Playground, Girrabong Dog Park, Kalang Avenue Playground, Risely Court Playground, Edge Avenue Playground, and Doyle Avenue Reserve.

Nature and recreation spots

Head on an enthralling 7.5km, grade 3 hike along the New Town Rivulet Track in Lenah Valley, Tasmania. This captivating journey traces the New Town Rivulet upstream from its meeting point with the Derwent River, providing a delightful exploration that takes around 3 hours to complete. The trail accommodates various interests, welcoming prams, strollers, bicycles, and mountain bikes. It's a dog-friendly route, offering a perfect blend of heritage and outdoor adventure.


Haldane Reserve, an 8.4-acre local bushland haven, invites nature enthusiasts to embrace its tranquil charm. The canopy of shady trees offers a cool respite, creating a refreshing ambience. It's important to note that, in consideration of the local environment, Haldane Reserve does not permit dogs. This park, nestled within the heart of the community, is a perfect retreat for those seeking solace in nature and a peaceful stroll through its scenic expanses.


Nestled in a spacious locale, John Turnbull Park offers diverse recreational amenities for visitors of all ages. The park encompasses a playground, outdoor gym equipment, and a sporting field, providing ample leisure and physical activity opportunities. Adjacent to John Turnbull Oval and the John Turnbull Dog Park, this expansive area caters to various interests. The park features BBQ areas, bins, a car park, a dog bag dispenser, and both on- and off-lead dog areas. Its historical significance adds a unique charm, while amenities like picnic tables, seating, shade trees, and toilets ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Whether engaging in sports, enjoying a picnic, or simply unwinding amidst nature, John Turnbull Park stands as a versatile and welcoming space for the community.


The Royal Botanical Gardens, located a brief drive from Lenah Valley, provides an ideal day out for residents. Encompassing 14 hectares, it features abundant green landscapes, iconic trees, and scenic views of the Derwent River, making it perfect for family outings. Visitors can discover diverse collections, including the Tasmanian Collection, Lily Pond, Subantarctic Plant House, and Japanese Garden. Enjoy a picturesque meal at Succulent Restaurant, offering dishes made from garden-grown produce, or opt for a quick bite on the go with coffee and locally sourced Valhalla ice cream from Sprout Takeaway.


Explore our widely loved article on the top activities in and around Hobart: "The Ultimate Guide to the Best Things to Do in Southern Tasmania."

Salamanca Fresh in Lenah Valley Tasmania

Shopping and services

Stroll down Augusta Road and encounter Salamanca Fresh, a haven that takes pride in direct dealings with growers, suppliers, and producers to ensure minimal handling of your fresh produce. Just a stone's throw away is the Lenah Valley Food Market, offering excellent fruits, vegetables, and a diverse selection of grocery essentials.


Conveniently nestled in Lenah Valley are essential services such as The Lenah Valley Guardian Pharmacy, Hobart Pathology Lenah Valley, Ampol Lenah Valley, Ochre Medical Centre, and the Tasmanian Foot & Ankle Clinic. These establishments cater to the diverse needs of the community, providing a range of healthcare, pharmaceutical, and automotive services right at your fingertips.


Step into the enchanting world of Valley Floral Boutique! As a local independent florist nestled in the heart of Lenah Valley, they are dedicated to transforming your moments into floral masterpieces. Flowers are not just their business; they are their passion, life, and love. "Our commitment revolves around offering the freshest floral products at the most reasonable prices, emphasising the beauty of locally grown flowers." Valley Floral Boutique! 


Bellamac is where style meets diversity. The clothing store offers a curated collection of interesting and beautiful pieces, ensuring you find the perfect expression of your individuality.


If Lenah Valley doesn't have everything you require, fear not—New Town, your neighbouring suburb, has an abundance to offer. At the heart of New Town, the New Town Plaza Shopping Centre caters to various shopping needs, featuring a 24/7 Kmart and a midnight-open Coles. Excitingly, the New Town Plaza now hosts Amazon Hub Lockers for added convenience. The centre is home to a diverse range of businesses, including Trendy Cut Meats, Baker's Delight, MyTech Repairs, New Town Newsagency, Orchid Massage, and more. Discover a vibrant hub where convenience and variety come together seamlessly.


Throughout New Town, you will also have access to a variety of services. IMP consulting for practical health and safety solutions in businesses, mycar Tyre & Auto for tyres and car services, Jim's Mowing for all your gardening needs, Australia Post for delivering your post and goods, and Blue Line Laundry for quality commercial linen and laundry services.

Calvery Hospital in Lenah Valley

Calvary Lenah Valley, Tasmania's largest private hospital, is a healthcare leader just minutes from Hobart. Offering excellence in Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Gynaecology, Surgical, and Medical Care, the hospital features modern facilities, including a Maternity and Women's Health Unit, Endoscopy Unit, Critical Care Unit, and an efficient Accident and Emergency Department. Established in 1885 by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Calvary is a not-for-profit Catholic healthcare organisation driven to provide quality, compassionate healthcare, especially for the most vulnerable.

Dining and cafes

Lenah Valley

At Banjos in Lenah Valley, you will discover an enticing array of freshly baked goods, from fresh bread and pastries like croissants and muffins to slices and tarts. Savoury options like sandwiches and rolls complement the sweet offerings. Paired with freshly brewed coffee or tea, a visit to the local bakery is a delightful journey through the world of irresistible baked delights.


At Whisk & Co, a dedication to passion and perfection is woven into every aspect, shaping both their coffee and the inspired Modern Australian menu. The skilled baristas take pride in crafting the finest coffee, exclusively using exquisite beans sourced from Zimmah Coffee. The commitment to excellence extends to their suppliers, with daily deliveries of fresh bread from Manna Bakehouse and a focus on locally sourced meat and seafood. This emphasis on quality ingredients ensures that every culinary creation at Whisk & Co. is a testament to their unwavering commitment to providing a top-notch dining experience.


Discover the local food takeaway delights with Corner Bite Take Away, where you can grab fish and chips. Additionally, satisfy your pizza cravings at Amico Pizzeria and Milanos Pizza, both establishments offering traditional and gourmet pizzas. These eateries bring a diverse range of flavours to the community.

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Lenah Valley schools

Near Mt Wellington on Hobart's outskirts, Lenah Valley Primary School lives by the motto "We Care & Give Our Best." Guided by core values, the school fosters a warm and supportive atmosphere, emphasising positive relationships and achievement. Loved by students past and present, it offers an engaging curriculum to spark curiosity and open-mindedness. Parental involvement is highly valued, creating a collaborative partnership. The picturesque surroundings provide an ideal backdrop for quality education, and the active School Association contributes to achieving goals and fostering community spirit.


Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School offers a caring environment for students from Kindergarten to Grade 6. Rooted in Christ's teachings, the school prioritises fostering happiness, success, and positive self-esteem, creating a stimulating and engaging learning environment. The curriculum, complemented by a robust extra-curricular program, includes Physical Education, Specialist Drama, Music, Library, and Japanese. With a vibrant community enriched by diverse cultures, parents are warmly welcomed to play an integral role in the school's success.


In the neighbouring suburb of New Town, The Friends School is a coeducational Quaker school catering to Kindergarten through Year 12 students. Nestled between New Town and North Hobart, this distinguished school boasts a comprehensive range of facilities, including a gym, pool, sauna, and tennis courts.


Situated on the northern side of New Town, Hobart City High School is a prominent high school that strives to empower its students to excel as engaged, resilient, innovative, and curious thinkers within their community.


New Horizons Preschool, with campuses in Battery Point and Lenah Valley, is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, emphasising purpose, beauty, and joy in education. The school's heart lies in highly qualified educators versed in the Reggio Emilia Educational Approach and Inquiry Pedagogies. A specialist Atelierista (the Art Teacher) collaborates with small groups, focusing on developing techniques and relationships with materials to support ongoing Inquiry research. This school is a vibrant community guided by the principles of the Australian Early Years Framework, where intentional and emotionally engaging experiences shape the learning journey for children.

Lenah Valley property prices

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Fall Real Estate has a network of eight premier real estate offices strategically positioned throughout Southern Tasmania, providing you with convenient access to our friendly and professional agents.


For those living in or wanting to purchase in Lenah Valley and surrounds, our nearest offices are just a stone's throw away in Moonah and North Hobart, ensuring easy connections with our dedicated team.

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Mount Nelson

Mount Stuart



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