Welcome to Richmond & Around
Straddling the Coal River 27km northeast of Hobart, Richmond is the colonial spirit set in stone. It was once a strategic military post and convict station on the road to Port Arthur, and is clipped together by Australia's oldest road bridge. Riddled with 19th-century buildings, it’s arguably Tasmania’s premier historic town, but businesses here tend to err on the 'kitsch colonial' side of tourism – it's either terrific or twee, depending on your perspective.
That said, Richmond is certainly a picturesque little town and the kids will love chasing the ducks around the riverbanks. It’s a good place to tumble back into at night, after a wine crawl through the Coal River Valley.