Looking for a day trip from Hobart, Tasmania? Richmond might be just the place for you! With two junior researchers in tow, we paid a visit to this charming village in the Coal River Valley and found enough things to do to please everyone.
Be Amazed by Tasmania: Richmond
First on the agenda in Richmond was the town’s maze (keeping the juniors happy right from the outset). With mobile phone on hand in case of emergencies, the kids tackled the two wooden structures with gusto.
While the youngsters were occupied, we did a little browsing in the main street. The Coal River Valley region is known for fine wineries, and also produces some of Tasmania’s fresh produce (like berries). Judging by the amount of restaurants and cafes in Richmond, visitors definitely come here to sample the goods!
The other shopping choices range from high-end art galleries to the usual holiday souvenirs of Tasmania. Richmond shops themselves also reflect a variety of architecture. Some cute, funky and colourful; others obviously more heritage.
History and Tours: Village Green
Quirks of Tasmania: Richmond Chess
So. There’s some of the highlights from our day. Of course we selected one of the Coal River Valley restaurants for our own lunch and decided we’d be crazy not to visit some of the other Richmond attractions (like the model village) another time.
Living or travelling in Tasmania: Richmond should be highlighted on the maps!