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Richmond Village

Richmond Village

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1,253 Reviews
21A Bridge Street, Richmond, Tasmania

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.

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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
$90.63 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Lots to see and do
Alex was the consummate host. He made this trip even more memorable than the stunning scenery of Freycinet, it’s viewpoints and beaches. The climb to view Wineglass Bay proved a challenge for one of our group, but was fine for the rest of us. There was lots to see and do, and it has definitely made me want to return and explore even more. Thanks Alex!
Hiran_T, Jul 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

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A memorable day trip..
Jon, May 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
An extremely enjoyable day. Jarrod (the tour guide and proprietor of IWander Tasmania) was friendly and engaging and nothing was too much trouble for him, ensuring a smooth and well planned itinerary. The sites visited were varied and well worth visiting. Transportation was clean and comfortable. In all, the tour was a memorable one with fantastic photo opportunities.....5 Stars....!!!
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Great way to see these attractions
Steve, Apr 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Amazing tour guide, bus was super modern and clean, guide was very knowledgeable and his good relationships with our destinations made every stop so easy and smooth. Whole day felt like clockwork. The sanctuary was amazing and very interactive, the Russell Falls was breathtaking.
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Port Arthur &Surrounds
John_R, Jul 2021
Small group Day Tour from Hobart: Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula and Richmond.
Jack was a great guide providing us with a wealth of information about Tasmania. It was well worth the money
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Awesome day around Hobart
MARLENINA_V, Jul 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
We had a great day with Gareth. Apart from the Bonorong sanctuary, Richmond and Mt Wellington visits, he added a stop at a winery and a whiskey distillery after I mentioned being keen of those places. Highly recommended!
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Beautiful Tasmania
Yvonne_M, May 2021
Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village
A very enjoyable experience with our tour guide. Very knowledgeable with the places we visited and it was so good that we didn't have too rush.
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Awesome trip!
Rina_N, May 2021
Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village
We had a great time at the tour, Alex was awesome thank you Alex! He’s professional, friendly and very knowledgeable. Freycinet itself is so beautiful we really enjoyed our experience! highly recommended!
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Great family day out
Fiona_O, Jul 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What a great day out. Jarrod was a great host and very knowledgeable. It was a fantastic tour for my whole family and had the perfect balance of visiting lots of sites without feeling too rushed. Would highly recommend.
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Great afternoon out
Vanessa_M, May 2021
Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
Mark the guide/driver was fantastic, Richmond was very pretty and interesting. I loved Bonorong, hearing about the animals and what the sanctuary does was so interesting. Really enjoyed feeding the kangaroos.
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Great tour
Manon, Apr 2021
Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Tour
We had a great day. Well organized and very easy communication. We visited Mt Wellington (and seen the first snow of the year!) after we went to the Tahune airwalk. Our guide Gerard was lovely and full of knowledge and information about the area. Highly recommend their tours.
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Fantastic Day Trip
Helen_T, Jun 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
This trip was fantastic, our driver and guide Jarrod was very knowledgeable and ensured that we all had a great experience. The highlight of this trip was definitely the breathtaking views from Mt.Wellington, it was amazing!
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Great experience!
Megan_A, Jun 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What an amazing and informative tour. Jarrod was a legend and made our day all together fun! We did the tour with our 4yo twins and he was even great with the kids! We highly recommend this tour!
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Riviting Richmond
Elgin_A, Feb 2021
Richmond Historic Afternoon Tour from Hobart
Thanks Tim,for a very special afternoon.Your knowledge on the local histoty was amazing,i was hanging on every word.What a lovely little township Richmond turned out to be.Lots of convict stories and buildings that were built by their own hands still remain there.From the local gaol to the haunted bridge.We didnt escape without an encounter from one of the local gaol spirit s either,which i found to be very intreguing.Many thanks for some great memories.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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