Richmond is a small diversion from the main Port Arthur and Hobart Highway, but is a must visit town. Heritage at every turn in this small ‘preserved’ village. The reason for the name of Richmond was not discovered. The town was initially part of the route between Hobart and Port Arthur, before the causeway was constructed in 1872.
Richmond Major Tourist attraction full of gift shops, craft shops and eateries. There must have been a time when Richmond was one of the most charming places in Australia. Richmond is a favorite coffee spot and recreational place for close by Hobart. Richmond is very busy at weekend as.
Richmond's most famous landmark is the Richmond Bridge, built in 1823 to 1825, around the time of the town's first settlement. It is Australia's oldest bridge still in use and is a magnificent building feat.