From historic Richmond to the Tasman National Park, Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur Historic Site, this fascinating journey is rich in convict history and natural beauty. The Tasman Peninsula is a place of breathtaking seascapes, some of the tallest sea cliffs in the world, and wild ocean views.
Duration: 1 - 3 days
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National Parks on this route:
Hobart - Richmond
- Drive to the village of Richmond, with its colonial past, antique shops, art and craft galleries, restaurants and tea rooms.
- Richmond is a perfect place to learn about Tasmania's rich heritage and is home to Australia's oldest bridge, built by convict labour between 1823 and 1825, Australia's oldest still-standing Catholic Church - St Johns - built in 1836, and Australia's oldest gaol, built in 1825.
- Also of interest is Old Hobart Town, a carefully constructed model of Hobart as it was in 1820.
- Close by are the vineyards and wineries of the Coal River Valley, part of the Southern Tasmanian Wine Regions where you can taste award-winning cool-climate wines.
- The region is also rich in produce including cheese and olives. Why not enjoy a long lunch at Frogmore Creek or Pooley Wines. Afterwards enjoy a row on the river or a relax on the riverbanks.
- Overnight Richmond or return Hobart