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.

St John's Catholic Church was built in 1836, and is considered the oldest Roman Catholic Church in Australia.

St Luke's Anglican Church    is a classic. The United traditional

Present-day Richmond is best known as being preserved as it was at that time. It is a vibrant tourist town, with many of the sandstone structures still standing.

The hotels at Richmond are old historic buildings but are undated.

The Richmond Goal is the town Museum. Allow time when visiting this quite animated exhibit.

The Richmond War Memorial is located at the centre of the town.

When visiting allow plenty of time plus avoid the weekend to get the most out of the visit.

Heritage diary



  Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course