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Richmond Village Tours

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Richmond Village
Less than 30 minutes from Hobart, amid the lush vineyards of the Coal River Valley, historic Richmond village is among the most picturesque in Tasmania. Lined with elegant Georgian buildings and presided over by the much-photographed Richmond Bridge, it’s also an important piece of Tasmania’s colonial heritage. 

The Basics
Thanks to its close proximity to the capital, Richmond village makes a popular destination for a morning or afternoon tour from Hobart. Richmond’s principal sights, such as St. John Church, the Richmond Bridge, and the Old Hobart Town Model Village, are the highlights of a walking tour, while most tours also include some free time to explore independently and browse the shops. 

Full-day tours often combine a visit to Richmond village with a city sightseeing tour, a view from the top of Mt. Wellington, or nearby attractions such as the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Richmond is a great place for shoppers, with a large selection of artisan boutiques, traditional crafts workshops, and art galleries.
  • The town has many hotels, restaurants, and cafés, making it a popular base for exploring the region.
  • Richmond’s main attractions are easy to get around on foot. 

How to Get There
Richmond village is located around 16 miles (26 kilometers) northeast of Hobart, about a 25-minute drive along the Tasman Highway. If you don’t have your own transport, the easiest way to arrive is by shuttle bus—the Hobart Shuttle Bus Company operates regular buses to and from the town. 

When to Get There
Richmond is busiest in the summer months (December to February), when tour buses filled with day-trippers descend on the town each day. It’s worth timing your visit for a Saturday, when the popular Richmond Village Farmers and Makers Market is held in the Town Hall. 

Richmond’s Convict History
Richmond village was founded in the 1820s as an important military staging post and convict station that linked Hobart with Port Arthur, and the remains of its convict heritage can still be spotted around town. The landmark Richmond Bridge is the oldest stone bridge in Australia, built by Tasmania’s convict workers in 1825. The town is also home to Richmond Gaol (now a museum), Australia’s oldest jail, where convicts were held en route to Port Arthur. The Old Hobart Town Model Village offers a miniature re-creation of the early 19th-century town, which affords a fascinating glimpse into everyday life during the convict era.
Address: Richmond, Tasmania, Australia
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Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

Port Arthur Tour from Hobart

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Visit Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on this day trip from Hobart. If you’re a history buff, this is the tour for you, as it’s been designed to provide as much time as possible to explore Port Arthur in one day. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a convict colony, visit ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. A harbor cruise is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.63
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$107.63
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Richmond Historic Afternoon Tour from Hobart

Richmond Historic Afternoon Tour from Hobart

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Spend some time in the Richmond, one of Australia's most unique and historic towns dating back to the 1820s. Along with passing Richmond Goal, and crossing the Richmond Bridge, you’ll experience the colonial charm of the area with a guide who tells you about the city’s history during this Richmond historic tour from Hobart. Hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as round-trip transport by coach bus are included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.20
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$65.20
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Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart

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Combine Australian wildlife with local history on this tour from Hobart to Bonorong Wildlife Park and the town of Richmond. At Bonorong, spot Tasmanian devils in the flesh, as well as other animals like koalas, kangaroos, and echidnas. In Richmond, learn about Tasmania’s convict history as you see historical sites like the Richmond Gaol, Richmond Bridge, and Georgian-style village.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.13
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$80.13
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Bonorong Wildlife Park, Richmond Village, Hobart Highlights

Bonorong Wildlife Park, Richmond Village, Hobart Highlights

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Importantly this tour goes to Bonorong Wildlife Park in the morning while the animals are in an active mode. Take a leisurely tour through the park learning interesting details about the Devils, Koalas, Kangaroos and many other native animals and birds. Bonorong Wildlife Park is the featured stop on our tour not just a port of call along the way to somewhere else. You spend quality time at the park. After Bonorong you go on a scenic countryside drive out to Richmond Historic Village for lunch. See the Richmond Bridge, Richmond Goal and the oldest Catholic Church in Australia (St Johns). Lots of galleries and interesting shops. Great coffee, cakes or pastries from the bakery. Sandwiches, Fish & Chips next door all at reasonable prices. Sweets and Treats is a must for old school candy and ice cream lovers. Hobart City, Salamanca, Battery Point and Mountain Lookout are included in this tour. Plenty of photo and bathroom stops.
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  • 4 hours
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$71.94
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Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

Port Arthur, Richmond and Tasman Peninsula Day Trip from Hobart

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Take in the highlights of the Tasman Peninsula on this full-day small-group tour from Hobart, including hotel pick-up. Learn about the island’s convict past with a walking tour and boat cruise around Port Arthur, then admire the colonial architecture of historic Richmond. After spotting natural landmarks like the Devil's Kitchen, Tasman Arch and Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park, finish with an indulgent chocolate tasting at the Federation Chocolate Factory.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.47
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Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

Grand Historical Port Arthur Walking Tour from Hobart

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Explore Port Arthur Historic Site, part of the World Heritage–listed Australian Convict Sites, on a day trip from Hobart. On a guided walking tour of the grounds, learn about the site’s history as a penal colony, check out ruins and restored buildings, and admire the coastal scenery that highlights the natural beauty of the Tasman Peninsula. Plus, take a cruise to Isle of the Dead for a walking tour of this prison cemetery. 
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.77
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Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village

Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village

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Visit Wineglass Bay and other Tasmanian landmarks with a full-day small-group tour from Hobart. See seaside towns, historic sites, and coastal views as you travel to Freycinet National Park where you take an easy walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout, and view wildlife, beaches, and coves. Along the way, you can also sample fresh seafood, and try homemade jams and desserts at a local berry farm.
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  • 12 hours
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$95.10
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$95.10
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The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

The Port Arthur MEGA Day Trip from Hobart

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Get a comprehensive tour of the natural attractions and Tasmanian history on this day trip to Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula. Highlights include the Richmond Colonial Village, Tasman Arch, Devils Kitchen, Remarkable Cave and Maingon Bay lookout. Take a walking tour with insightful commentary from your guide and a harbor cruise in Port Arthur.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.70
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$70.70
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Small-Group Tour from Hobart: Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip

Small-Group Tour from Hobart: Tasmania Convict Trail and Port Arthur Day Trip

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Discover Australia’s dark past and learn the truths of its fascinating convict history on this full-day tour to Port Arthur from Hobart. Get a glimpse into 19th-century Tasmania at Port Arthur, with a guided walking tour and a harbor cruise around the UNESCO-listed penal settlement. Next, follow the notorious Tasmania Convict Trail, stopping at historic towns like Doo Town and Richmond, home to Australia’s first convict-built bridge. This small-group tour is limited to 14 people for a personalized experience.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.26
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$161.26
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Richmond Historical Village Sightseeing tour from Hobart

Richmond Historical Village Sightseeing tour from Hobart

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Let the Hobart Shuttle Bus Company take you back in time to the historical village of Richmond. Home to Australia's oldest bridge, catholic church and gaol. Just a leisurely 30-minute drive through the Coal River Valley (Southern Tasmania's premier wine region), takes you to this charming little village full of historical sites, antique and giftware shops and great cafes. HIGHLIGHTS: ✔ Fun and Informative live commentary ✔ Experienced local driver/guides ✔ Modern air-conditioned vehicles ✔ 2.5 hours in Richmond Village to explore at your own leisure ✔ Home to Australia’s oldest bridge, catholic church and gaol ✔Free discount coupons for some of Richmond’s best attractions, shops and cafes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.81
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Mt Wellington and Richmond Historical Village discounted combo tour

Mt Wellington and Richmond Historical Village discounted combo tour

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On this combination tour, you will start the day with our Mt Wellington ULTIMATE Tour, offering a breath-taking journey to the mountain summit, where you will have just short of an hour to explore the sights. After this you will visit to the springs before enjoying coffee at the Lost Freight Café. Next, you will be transported to the Tasmanian Travel and Information Centre by 1pm, where you will commence the afternoon Richmond Village Tour. Richmond historical village is home to Australia’s oldest bridge, Catholic church and gaol. This part of the tour offers a generous 2.5 hours to explore this historical town your own pace. HIGHLIGHTS: ✔ Fun and Informative live commentary ✔ Experienced local driver/guides ✔ 50 minutes at Mt Wellington Summit ✔ 30 minutes at the Springs lookout ✔ 2.5 hours in Richmond Village to explore at your own leisure ✔ Free discount coupons for some of Richmond’s best attractions, shops and cafes ✔ Discounted combo price
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond Shuttle

Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond Shuttle

Our shuttle will take you 30 minutes outside of Hobart through the Coal River Valley to the beautiful historic town of Richmond where you will spend 2 hours exploring (unescorted) on your own. Here you will be able to gain an insight into the early convict days, that preceded Port Arthur, by taking a tour of the oldest goal in Tasmania. If you present your tour bus identity card at the goal you will receive a discount on the admission charge. Take a stroll down to the river to see the oldest convict constructed sandstone bridge still in use in Australia and the oldest Catholic Church in Australia, St. John’s. Wander around and explore the quaint little hamlet of Richmond with its numerous heritage-listed buildings, galleries, antique shops, café and restaurants. Also popular is the Old Hobart Town Model Village a garden model display of Hobart depicting life there in the 1820s. Once again your tour bus identity card will get you a discount.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Park Shuttle

Cruise Ship Special from Hobart: Richmond and Bonorong Wildlife Park Shuttle

After departing Hobart, you will journey out to the historic town of Richmond, in small buses, for 2-hours where you will gain an insight into the early convict days that preceded Port Arthur at the oldest goal in Tasmania and see the oldest convict constructed sandstone bridge still in use in Australia. You will get the opportunity to wander around (un-escorted) and explore the quaint little hamlet of Richmond with its numerous old and heritage-listed buildings, galleries, and antique shops. You will then travel to Brighton to visit the iconic Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary for a further 2-hours. Here you can get up close and personal with some of Tasmania’s native wildlife, including its unique Tasmanian Devil, Wombats, Koalas, Quolls, Possums, Echidnas and a large range of bird species. Check Out their mob of Kangaroos and Wallabies and we recommend a conversation with Fred, the sulphur crested cockatoo, who is over 105 years old!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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$59.70
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Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

Tasmania 6 Day 'Tour in Circle'

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Sample the best of Tasmania in one week’s time on a small-group 6-day tour that covers many of Tasmania’s premier attractions. Travel round-trip from Hobart to destinations including Port Arthur, Bicheno, Launceston, Cradle Mountain, and Queenstown. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, places of historical interest, and a variety of spectacular wilderness areas, with opportunities to taste specialty foods along the way.
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  • 6 days
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$1,767.58
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$1,767.58
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Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

Tasmania 4 Day East Coast + Launceston

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Our 4 Day Eastern Tasmania Coastline + Launceston Tour provides an intimate little getaway for those that have limited travel time available. This tour is a great option to explore the more populated east coast of Tassie along with the 2 biggest cities of Hobart & Launceston. Covering approximately 850km we explore many of Tasmania’s memorable attractions, moving fast enough to provide a fantastic overview of the islands eastern side, yet slow enough to enjoy the sights! Concluding at Thursday lunchtime this tour offers fantastic coastal scenery, historical learnings, fresh air and dozens of incredible photo opportunities. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels this is truely an memorable, small group travel experience.
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  • 4 days
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$1,139.11
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6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

6-Day Tasmania Small-Group Guided Tour with Gourmet Food

This tour is perfect for those wanting a guided tour with some diverse experiences. It features fantastic scenery, cultural highlights, delicious foods and drink, sampling opportunities and comfortable lodgings. It also stays relatively close to the big cities ensuring our creature comforts like good phone reception & wifi. They small groups allow guests to meet you people and enjoy some company without ever feeling crowded or herded at attractions.
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  • 6 days
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$1,689.02
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$1,689.02
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Five of Hobart's Best In One Day

Five of Hobart's Best In One Day

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Enjoy five of the top activities in Hobart in one day on this tour designed for those who are short on time in the city and don't want to miss its best experiences. Attractions include Salamanca Market (on Saturdays), Mount Wellington, city highlights, the historical nearby town of Richmond, and the option to visit either Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary or the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art).
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.02
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