Attractions

Top Choice Distillery in Richmond & Around

Sullivans Cove Whisky

It doesn't look much from the outside, but this tin shed near the turn-off to Richmond managed to produce the best single malt whisky in the world, as adjudged at the 2014 World Whiskies Awards. And now there are a …
Wildlife Reserve in Richmond & Around

Bonorong Wildlife Centre

The name ‘Bonorong’ derives from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘native companion’ – look forward to seeing Tasmanian devils, koalas, wombats, echidnas and quolls at this impressive operation. The emphasis here is on co…
Winery in Richmond & Around

Frogmore Creek

Overlooking the Mt Pleasant Observatory, 9km southwest of Richmond, flashy Frogmore Creek has a smart restaurant serving lunch, along with excellent chardonnay, pinot noir and sticky botrytis riesling. Don't miss Fl…
Winery in Richmond & Around

Puddleduck Vineyard

Puddleduck is a small, family-run vineyard producing just 1500 cases per year: shoot for the riesling, pinot noir or 'Bubbleduck' sparkling white. Snaffle a cheese or vineyard platter ($25 to $48), or fire up the BB…
Bridge in Richmond & Around

Richmond Bridge

This chunky (but not inelegant) bridge still funnels traffic across the Coal River and is the town’s proud centrepiece. Built by convicts in 1823 (making it the oldest road bridge in Australia), it’s purportedly hau…
Winery in Richmond & Around

Pooley Wines

In a lovely old two-storey Georgian sandstone house on the edge of town, Pooley has been doing good things with wine since 1985 (and on more recent Sunday afternoons, wood-fired pizza). The pinot noir is why you're …
Historic Building in Richmond & Around

Richmond Gaol Historic Site

The northern wing of the remarkably well-preserved jail was built in 1825, five years before the penitentiary at Port Arthur, making it Australia's oldest jail (or, rather, gaol). Built to house 60, the jail soon ha…
Zoo in Richmond & Around

Richmond ZooDoo Zoo

Six kilometres west of Richmond on the road to Brighton (Middle Tea Tree Rd), ZooDoo has ‘safari bus’ rides, playgrounds, picnic areas and half of Dr Dolittle’s appointment book, including tigers, llamas, Tasmanian …
Historic Building in Richmond & Around

Oak Lodge

One of Richmond’s oldest homes (c 1831), Oak Lodge is now owned by the National Trust and operated by the Coal River Historic Society. Inside is a museum zooming in on colonial life. Urban archaeologists will get a …
Winery in Richmond & Around

Craigow Vineyard

This vineyard, 10km south of Richmond, offers tastings in a colonial cottage, across the road from the large, relatively corporate Frogmore Creek. Great whites, including riesling, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc. Op…