Newtown is the oldest town on the island and returned two members of parliament until 1832.
Newtown is now only a small hamlet with many of the original streets now grass covered. The town hall remains as the only indication of the previous importance of Newtown.
The main attraction of Newtown is the beautiful creek, shaped like a hand with five inlets. There is a very pleasant walk across the meadows and a long wooden bridge to the retaining wall in the centre of the harbour. It is only when you reach the far end of the bridge do you see the notice advising that you cross at your own risk!
The nature reserve is a good place to see water birds and hides have been erected to provide an elevated viewing platform.