Richmond Bridge © Tourism Tasmania and Nick OsborneRichmond is considered to be Tasmania's most important historic town, with beautiful heritage buildings reflecting Tasmania's stark convict heritage. The town is famous for its Georgian architecture and is as elegant today as it was in the 1820s when it was an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur.

The stone buildings now house galleries, tea shops, craft boutiques and museums. Richmond boasts Australia's oldest freestone road bridge, the oldest Roman Catholic Church and the best-preserved convict prison.

Geographic Location

27km North of Hobart

Population

800

Climate

Summer: 11 – 21°C
Winter: 3 – 12°C

Rainfall
600mm/year

Major Attractions

Old Hobart Town Model Village, historic buildings, Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge, the Maze, Richmond Horse-drawn Coaches, Lark Distillery, Zoo Doo Fun Park and Zoo, feeding ducks at Coal River, shopping and eating out, art and craft galleries.