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Richmond Village

Richmond Village

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
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Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village
$87.48 per adult
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Freycinet day trip
Alex was the best tour guide. A small group tour of a stunning part of Tasmania. We stopped in Richmond, saw beautiful beaches, we climbed steps to the beautiful view of wineglass Bay. Loved this day out. Highly recommended
Sandra_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Hobart

star-5
Highly recommend this tour.
Jodi_C, Oct 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
We had an amazing experience on this day tour. Jarrod our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and we couldn’t fault anything. We were even lucky enough to get snow on Mt Wellington!
star-5
Great Day Out
Michelle_N, Oct 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
The whole day was great from the moment Jordan picked me up from my accommodation. We had plenty of time to explore and the tips on what to see to make the most our visit was awesome.
star-5
Lots to see and do
Hiran_T, Jul 2021
Wineglass Bay & Freycinet NP Full Day Tour from Hobart via Richmond Village
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!
star-5
GREAT tour !
Lucy_S, Sep 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Lovely experience, was a very polite and well informed tour guide. would highly recommend Jarrod and this tour to others.
star-5
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.
star-5
Great tour
Vicki_B, Sep 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
What a fantastic day we had, great sights and great company. Jarrod made our experience all the more enjoyable with his commentary
star-5
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.
star-5
PJ Jude and Kath’s review!
Judy_J, Sep 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
Very much enjoyed by all. Jarrod was very informative and friendly guide. We would recommend to friends and family. Rainforest and views from Mt Wellington the highlights and interesting information along the way!!
star-5
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.
star-4
Loved Sanctuary. Great work.
Julie_G, Jan 2021
Bonorong Wildlife Park and Richmond Afternoon Tour from Hobart
So good to see Tassie devils up close. Viewed quoll operation and enjoyed seeing baby wombat. Staff very informative. Eichmond always pretty and histoey so impoetant to hear.
star-5
Enjoyable and excellent value.
Wendy_E, Aug 2021
Day Tour in Mt. Field, Mt. Wellington, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Richmond
An excellent tour. All aspects of the tour were enjoyable and as this is a small group tour we were all able to do each section at our own pace. Jarrod, our guide, was always ready to help and provided an informative and interesting commentary throughout. The mini bus was immaculate and spacious. We highly recommend this tour.
star-5
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!

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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