Richmond

Enchanting Town a Stone’s Throw Away from Hobart

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Richmond Bridge in Tasmania is Australia's oldest bridge. It was built by convicts in 1823.

Richmond Gaol is a convict era building and tourist attraction in Richmond, Tasmania, and is the oldest intact gaol in Australia.

Richmond Town Hall - Richmond is renowned for it's beautiful heritage buildings

Wobbly Boot Vineyard is located in southern Tasmania's Coal River Valley on the banks of the idyllic White Kangaroo Rivulet. It is approximately 35 km north of Hobart and nearby to the historic town of Richmond. The boutique vineyard produces limited quantities of sauvignon blanc and pinot noir.
Image thanks to: Supplied Courtesy of Wobbly Boot Vineyard

Richmond

Richmond is a charming town about 24 km northeast of Hobart in the Coal River Valley wine region. It’s a perfect day trip from Hobart or an ideal stopover on your way to explore southern Tasmania, Freycinet, and the east coast. It’s a quick trip by car or you may take the regular bus service offered by Tassielink.

History

Richmond is rich in history and architecture, with more than 50 historic buildings, mostly from the 1820s. This is a wonderful town to explore to learn about Tasmania’s past while enjoying visits to galleries, museums, cafes, and historical landmarks. It’s also in the center of one of Australia’s fastest-growing wine regions, the Coal River Valley, making it a terrific hub for foodies and wine aficionados alike. Richmond was an important convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur, and Richmond is known for housing fascinating landmarks, including Australia’s oldest intact jail (1825) and Australia’s oldest remaining Catholic church, St. John’s, built in 1836. Image thanks to: Wai Nang Poon

Most Popular Things to do in Richmond

 

Richmond Bridge:

The most well known and photographed landmark in Richmond is the oldest bridge in Australia that’s still in use. Built by convicts in the 1820s, it is made of sandstone and was completed in 1825 when Richmond was the 3rd largest town in what was then called Van Diemen’s Land. Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy.

 

Old Hobart Town Model Village:

The Old Hobart Town Model Village is a perfect setting to learn about the life of early settlers in Hobart. It is located in the heart of Richmond and visitors can walk through a miniature replica of Hobart as it was in the 1820s.

Richmond Gaol, Tasmania, Australia

Richmond Gaol:

The Richmond Gaol is also the oldest gaol in Australia. Built in 1825, it was in use until 1928 and gives glaring insight into the difficulty of convict life in the 19th century. It’s open for self-guided tours daily, and as you explore the cells you can learn about the stories of some of the notorious inmates, including the famous convict “Ikey Solomon”, who many say was the model for the character of Fagin in Charles Dickens’ novel “Oliver Twist”. Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy.

Zoodoo Wildlife Park:

Zoodoo Zoo is a wildlife park about 6 kilometres from Richmond. It is spread over 90 hectares. Zoodoo Zoo is a hands-on safari and native animal park.

Where to eat

Delicious food and wine is plentiful right in town, as well as in the surrounding region of Coal River Valley. Whether you are looking for basic pub fare or pastries, or searching out world-class wine, cheese, and chocolate, it is all at your disposal. Nearby vineyards offer magnificent views with cellar doors and restaurants offering tasty Tasmanian produce.  The Richmond Wine Wall encourages visitors to take advantage of all the region has to offer, featuring over 20 cellar door venues and vineyards located throughout the Coal River Valley wine district.

Where to stay

A wide range of accommodations are available including cottages, bed and breakfast, serviced apartments, vineyard accommodation, caravan parks, and even renovated stables! Image thank to: Wai Nang Poon

Richmond

what to do

Richmond and Wine Tour

This tour takes you to the historic Richmond village and local vineyards. Richmond has some of the oldest colonial buildings in Australia including the famous Richmond Bridge and Gaol with predates the better know Port Arthur. It contains many boutique shops and galleries. This tour commences visiting 3 premium vineyards in the Coal River Valley region, where you will sample a selection of fine Tasmanian wines. This tour also includes a light platter lunch at Puddleduck .

We depart Hobart CBD at 09:30am where we commence our journey to the Coal River Valley for the 3 cellar door wine tastings selected from vineyards: Frogmore Creek, Puddleduck and Pooley Wines Wicked Cheese Award winning boutique cheese maker based near Richmond.

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Richmond Abalone - Oysters - Wine & Food Tour

Hobart

 

TOUR ITINERARY INCLUSIONS

  • Tasmanian Tour Guide
  • Pick up from your accommodation at 10:00am
  • Complimentary  Bottled Water
  • Mt Wellington Summit
  • Sandy Bay & Battery Point
  • Jackman & McRoss Morning break
  • Richmond Village
  • Coal River Farm lunch (at own expense)
  • Paddle Duck        Wine Tasting
  • Frogmore Creek  Wine Tasting
  • Barilla Bay Oyster        Tasting
  • Tas Live Abalone          Tour and Tasting
  • Drop off back to your accommodation at approximately 4:00pm

 

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Bonorong Wild Sanctuary - Richmond Village + Mt Wellington Tour

Bonorong - Richmond Village - Mt Wellington

TOUR ITINERARY INCLUSIONS        

Pick up from your accommodation at 9:00am
Complimentary bottled water for the trip
Mt Wellington Summit
Bororong Wild Sanctuary Entry Fees (Not Included)
Richmond Village
Coal River Farm Quality Lunch  (Not Included)
Drop off at your accommodation at approximately 2:00/2:30pm
Duration: 5 hours approx

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Private Richmond Food and Wine Half Day Tour from Hobart

Enjoy a luxury day away from the hustle and bustle of the city, departing Hobart and crossing the Derwent River over the Tasman Bridge and out of town to the historic village of Richmond. See the oldest working Catholic Church and the oldest sandstone bridge in Australia.

Travel back through the Coal River Valley, tasting cheese at the Wicked Cheese Company (Award winning cheese maker) and various wineries for wine tasting. There are 3 different wineries to visit:
Puddleduck Vineyard – The owners, Darren and Jackie welcome all visitors to experience their white wines.
Riversdale Estate Winery & French Bistro – 6th generation winery, the largest privately owned Tasmanian vineyard in the Coal River Valley.
Coal Valley Vineyard – Taste award winning red wines while enjoying the spectacular views over Barilla Bay.

 

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Where to Stay

Richmond Barracks

Richmond - South East

Situated in the historical district, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Courthouse, Richmond Arms Hotel, and Richmond Bridge. Richmond War Memorial Oval and Old Post Office are also within 10 minutes.
Along with tour/ticket assistance, this smoke-free cottage has a garden and a picnic area. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a front-desk safe.
Limited housekeeping is available.

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Hatchers Richmond Manor

Richmond - South East

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within 2 km of Richmond Bridge, St John’s Church, and Courthouse. Richmond Arms Hotel and Richmond War Memorial Oval are also within 2 km.
This hotel features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a conference center. Self parking is free. Other amenities include wedding services.
All 13 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs. Other amenities available to guests include room service, hair dryers, and showers.

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Taras Richmond Farmstay

Richmond - South East

Situated in Richmond, this farm stay is 2.8 km from Richmond Bridge and 16.5 km from Sorell Fruit Farm. Mona Ferry Terminal is 29.2 km away.
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free farm stay has a garden and barbecue grills. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a picnic area and free breakfast.
All 2 rooms offer free WiFi, microwaves, and LED TVs. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.

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Alexanders' Of Richmond

Richmond - South East

Situated in Richmond, this bed & breakfast is within 5 km of Richmond Bridge, St John’s Church, and Courthouse. Richmond Arms Hotel and Richmond War Memorial Oval are also within 5 km.
A garden, barbecue grills, and free breakfast are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Self parking is free.
All rooms are individually furnished and offer DVD players and hair dryers. Kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves are standard, and guests will also find coffee makers and flat-screen TVs.

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