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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. And like Port Arthur, fascinating historic insights ab…
Historic Site in Richmond & Around

Old Hobart Town Historical Model Village

A painstaking re-creation of Hobart Town in the 1820s, built from the city’s original plans – the kids will love it. Admission is a bit steep, but it's actually pretty amazing, with some solid historical insights.
Bakery in Richmond & Around

Richmond Bakery

Pies, pastries, sandwiches, croissants, muffins and cakes – takeaway or munch in the courtyard. If the main street is empty, chances are everyone is in here.
Cafe in Richmond & Around

Ma Foosies

Cottagey tearoom on the main drag serving big breakfasts (stuffed croissants, bacon and eggs) and satisfying lunches (beef rissoles, steak sandwiches, crumbed scallops, shepherd's pie). Gluten-free menu available.
Pizza in Richmond & Around


Next to the pub, this small shop churns out first-class pizzas (try the Indian curry and lamb), plus pasta, antipasto, salads, desserts and gelati. Grab some picnic fixings and head for the river.
Wildlife Reserve in Richmond & Around

ZooDoo Wildlife Park

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 …
Wildlife Reserve in Richmond & Around

Bonorong Wildlife Centre

This impressive operation is about 17km west of Richmond (or alternatively, signposted off Hwy 1 at Brighton). From Richmond, take Middle Tea Tree Rd, and turn left into Tea Tree Rd after 11km. ‘Bonorong’ derives fr…
Winery in Richmond & Around

Frogmore Creek

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

Ashmore on Bridge Street

Cheery corner food room where the sun streams in through small-paned windows. Order up a big breakfast (pancakes with bacon and maple syrup) and a zingy lunch (Thai-style pork meatballs). The best coffee in town, to…
Winery in Richmond & Around

Puddleduck Vineyard

Small, family-run vineyard producing just 1200 cases per year: shoot for the riesling, pinot noir and 'Bubbleduck' sparkling white. Snaffle a cheese platter ($20), or fire up the barbecues (BYO meat) for lunch by th…