As Tasmania's most important historic town, Richmond is a key destination for local, interstate and international travellers. The townsfolk enjoy welcoming visitors and sharing Richmond's beautiful charms, including fresh food and fine wines, unique arts and crafts, and the finest examples of Tasmania's convict heritage buildings. Richmond 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.
Nestled in the Coal River Valley, this classified historic town is famous for it's Georgian architecture. It boasts Australia's oldest freestone road bridge, the oldest Roman Catholic Church and the best preserved convict gaol. The stone buildings now house galleries, cafes, antique shops and museums.
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Richmond is the ideal base for discovering the wonders of Southern Tasmania. Popular destinations include Salamanca Market, Mt Wellington/Kunanyi, MONA, Port Arthur, Bruny Island and the Huon and Derwent Valleys. From Richmond, there is easy access to both the East Coast and North through historic Midlands towns to Launceston.
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