Introducing Richmond & Around
Straddling the Coal River 27km northeast of Hobart, historic Richmond was once a strategic military post and convict station on the road to Port Arthur. Riddled with 19th-century buildings, it’s arguably Tasmania’s premier historic town, but like The Rocks in Sydney and Hahndorf in Adelaide, it’s become a parody of itself with no actual ‘life’, just a parasitic tourist trade picking over the bones of the colonial past.
That said, Richmond is undeniably picturesque, and kids love chasing the ducks around the riverbanks. It’s also quite close to the airport – a happy overnight option if you’re on an early flight. See www.richmondvillage.com.au for more information.
Richmond & Around destination guides
Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
Get warm and friendly with a Tasmanian Devil at Bonorong Wildlife Park and get a taste of the convict days on this afternoon half-day tour from Hobart. You'll be picked up from you Hobart hotel and travel to the Bonorong Wildlife Park to meet some of Australia's native animals - Kangaroos, Koalas, Cockatoos and Echidnas.
Best of Tasmania
The wild and wondrous island state of Tasmania stands apart from the rest of Australia in ways beyond mere geography. A great option for travellers who’ve already explored mainland Australia (including Aussies themselves) and are in the market for something a little different, this trip opens up the bountiful, untamed wilderness with a bundle of hands-on active pursuits.