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Settled in the early 1840s, Richmond is home to the iconic Richmond Bridge which, on completion, facilitated ease of access to Tasmania’s east coast and the Tasman Peninsula. Richmond is situated just north of Hobart and was originally a police district with gaol, court house and barracks. In the 1970s Richmond began to emerge as an historically significant tourism destination and now thrives on this status.
You are surrounded by history when you visit Richmond, there is a wealth of beautiful Georgian architecture and heritage buildings as well as other historic sites including the gaol. There are also plenty of boutique shops with hand-crafted gift wares and other assorted treats as well as a great range of cafes and restaurants if you’re looking for a nice meal or a cuppa.
If the weathers nice the village green is a great place to stretch your legs and have a picnic lunch after a long drive and the riverside parklands has BBQ facilities if you want to be self-sufficient.
Things to do in Richmond
Coal River Farm
Who doesn’t love cheese and/or chocolate? Pick your own berries, fruits and flowers as well as take a tour of the facilities and see chocolate and cheese makers working their magic.
Explore one of Richmond’s historic Georgian homesteads which is now a heritage museum after being gifted to the National Trust in 1998.
Old Hobart Town Model Village
Step back in time with this multi-award winning model of Hobart Town like it was in the 1820s. The model took 3 years to complete and was based around the original plans of Hobart.
Explore the original gaol buildings and rooms and discover the stories behind the men and women who passed through its doors. You can even experience the loneliness of solitary confinement if you dare!
Peter Rabbit (TM) Garden
Take high tea with Peter Rabbit TM and a host of other Beatrix Potter characters as you uncover the story of this mischievous rabbit. Great for the whole family!
For a comprehensive guide to Richmond we recommend exploring the Richmond Village website.
Richmond Campervan & Motorhome Parks
Richmond Caravan & Cabin Park
Powered sites are suitable for all our rental campervans and motorhomes and these sites are situated close to amenities including a camp kitchen, free BBQs and a pool. If you’re in a hire car from AutoRent Hertz, there are also self-contained cabins available.
Travel Times & Distances to Richmond
From Devonport: app. 2 hours 55 minutes – 255kms
From Launceston: app. 2 hours 5 minutes – 175kms
From Hobart: app. 30 minutes – 27kms
Visitor Information Centre
Address: 16 Gordon St, Sorell
Phone: (03) 6269 2924
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