A historical town

Richmond TASMANIA

A picture-perfect town in the heart of the Coal River Valley wine region that tells the story of an early Australian colonial village

The famous Richmond Bridge, built in 1823 to 1825, around the time of the town's first settlement. It is Australia's oldest bridge still in use.

Built of sandstone hauled to the construction site by convicts, the elegant arched bridge was completed in 1825 when tiny Richmond, now home to about 800 people, was one of the colony's most important convict stations and military posts, and the third-largest town in what was then called Van Diemen's Land.

At the same area where the oldest bridge was built, there's Australia's oldest remaining Catholic church, St John's, built in 1836.

Richmond, about a 30-minute drive north of Hobart, is Australia's best-preserved Georgian village and home to more than 50 historic buildings, most dating from the 1820s.

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