Richmond is a historic village comprised of exquisite Georgian architecture nestled in the Coal River Valley. The town is famous for its wineries, heritage sites and home to the oldest stone span bridge in Australia.
Things to do in Richmond
The landmark Richmond Bridge is a picturesque location for a photograph. The site is listed on the Australian National Heritage List and serves as a prominent example of stone span architecture. Relax on the lawn, take a stroll across the structure and enjoy views of the Coal River below.
If you’re an animal lover, visit the Zoodoo Zoo. Take a safari tour past zebras, camels and ostriches, go for a walk through the Native Park to pet kangaroos or spend some time in the Farm Yard playing with miniature horses.
For a taste of local wine, head to Puddleduck Vineyard. Sit out on the deck while nibbling on snacks or the vineyard platter, indulge in a “Full Flight” and greet the pet duck Dolly and the resident wine dog Dolly.
Old Hobart Town is a must-see miniature exhibition depicting life as it was in the 1820s. Stroll through the display searching for hidden figures, learn about the history of Hobart and admire the architecturally intriguing representations.
Getting around Richmond
The easiest way to get around Richmond is by car, while a bus service runs from nearby Hobart to Richmond. Hobart is also home to the nearest aviation hub.