Historic Richmond lies 25 km northeast of Hobart. Its impressive Georgian architecture remains much as it was in the town's heyday in the 1830s. The convict-built bridge over the river is the oldest in Australia, dating back to 1823.
Take a stroll around the village and admire the mellow stone or brick cottages and grander homes. Pick up a leaflet and take a self-guided tour of some of the most historical buildings in the town. Visit Old Richmond Gaol, the oldest convict prison in Australia, and imagine the hardship of life as a convict. St John's Catholic Church is the oldest remaining church in Australia - the gravestones in the graveyard tell many tales of early life in the colony.
Many of the old buildings have been sensitively converted into shops and there are galleries and boutiques displaying some of the fine crafts for which Tasmania is renowned.