Richmond is another attractive Tasmanian town. Like Oatlands, it has many old buildings dating from the convict era. The Richmond Bridge, built between 1823-5, is Australia’s oldest bridge still in use. Richmond is located in the Coal River region and is only a short drive from Hobart so over the last few decades it has become a popular tourist destination. There are antique and gift shops, restaurants and other attractions. Our favourites used to be the Richmond Maze, Old Hobart Town the miniature village, Teddies on the Green and a large gift shop that had wonderful Christmas decorations for sale. Sadly, and inexplicably to us, the maze closed a few years ago. I’m sad that I can’t go there again. The Teddy Bear shop has also closed. I think that Old Hobart Town was still open the last time that I was there with Naomi.
Here are a few photos, some of mine and some of Naomi’s.