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Richmond is a sizeable historic village of around 900 inhabitants in the south-west of the Australian state of Tasmania.

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Richmond is a 24-km drive north from Hobart.

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  • Australia's oldest bridge, established in 1823, erected over the Coal River.
  • Australia's oldest convict Gaol which operated from 1825 - 1840. Small entry fee.
  • The Richmond Maze, Richmond Bridge road. Worthy of a visit.



  • Teddies on the Green, Millers Cottage, Bridge street., +61 3 6260 1099. Retails in collectables and toys.


There are many places to eat in Richmond. On a sunny day take a sandwich from the bakery down to the bridge and enjoy the sun, view, history and the Richmond ducks, on the grass by the river. The Bakery also sells duck rolls (yesterday's rolls) - buy a bag and you will have an instant family join you for lunch!

  • Richmond Bakery for fresh cooked breads, fantastic gourmet sandwiches, bakery-made pies, coffee and cakes to delight all. Open every day from 7:30AM - 6PM except Christmas.
  • The Richmond Arms is great for a lunch or dinner with a good menu of choices including the traditional roast, and some homespun deserts including apple crumble.
  • Hatchers Manor, just on the outskirts of Richmond. Has a very nice coffee shop, and you can take a horse and carriage ride to get there from the famous Richmond Bridge.
  • Ashmore, 34 Bridge Street., +61 3 6260 2238. Located on the corner of Henry and Bridge street, the place is BYO and is open from 9.00AM for breakfast, morning and afternoon teas and light lunches.



Richmond Caravan Park, 48 Middle Tea Road, Tel +61 3 6260 2192, [1]. A short walk from Richmond, the park contains camping grounds, ensuite and serviced sites, on site vans and park cabins. There are sufficient facilities such as BBQ, pool, kitchen facilities, Tennis courts and recreation room.

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