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  • General Information

    Other Name: -, District: Richmond, State: Tasman, New Zealand
    Area: 0 -
    Languages Spoken: English and Maori
    Long Distance Code: -
    Importance: A major shopping destination.
    Best Time to Visit: December to February and September
    International Access: Connected to all the major cities of New Zealand.
  • Description

    Richmond, the seat of the Tasman District Council, lies 13km south of Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand, close to the southern extremity of Tasman Bay. The census conducted on 6 March 2006 showed that Richmond''s population now exceeds 14,000 permanent residents.
  • Location

    Although Richmond lies outside the boundaries of Nelson City, it forms part of the Nelson Urban Area for statistical purposes, and New Zealanders informally consider it part of Greater Nelson or the "Top of the South". The two unitary authorities co-operate for tourism-marketing purposes via "Latitude Nelson".
  • Climate

    Temperate Climate.
Broadgreen House is a typical gentleman''s residence built in 1855. Failthfully restored and furnished, it authentically shows the lifestyle of a reasonably well-to-do Victorian family. Volunteer guides and optional CD commentaries explain the collection and history. It is set in extensive lawns and includes the beautiful Samuel''s Rose Garden.

Attractions, Historical, Gardens

Operation Region:
Richmond, Nelson City,

Historic House, Rose Garden, Exhibitions

Operating Season:
All year round

Opening Hours:
10:30am - 4:30pm

Fitness Level Required:

Richmond Craft and Keepsakes offers hand crafted Tasmanian gifts at Richmond, south east Tasmania. Richmond is a 30-minute drive (27 kilometres/17 miles) north east of Hobart and 20 minutes from the Hobart airport. All craft featured at Richmond Craft and Keepsakes is selected for its high quality. You can browse the range of Tasmanian handcrafted gifts, including woodwork made from Tasmanian specialty timbers, live iron forged metalwork and clothing. Richmond is an historic village famous for its Georgian architecture. You can take a walk to discover the convict history of the town, browse the galleries and shops or relax in a cafe or restaurant. Visit the Richmond Gaol and Richmond Bridge - Australia''s oldest - or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through town. Richmond is located in the Coal River Valley, one of Tasmania''s wine-producing areas. You can take a drive through the countryside and taste some of Tasmania’s fine cool climate wines at the cellar door.
Richmond Golf Club is a challenging nine-hole course with spectacular water views. Views over Barilla Bay, Pittwater and Midway Point are a feature of this course.. Visitors and new members are welcome. Handicap required to play in competitions. The club house has bar and catering available on competition days. Mens competition Thursday and Saturday and Ladies competition Wednesday. Course information: Holes: 9 Par: 66 Length: 805m ACR: 64.1
Richmond Park Vineyard is a 30 hectare vineyard owned and operated by Tony & Julie Park, and is one of the increasing number of small premium growers, concentrating on the quality wine market. Richmond Park Vineyard was established in the 1990s and now produces 20 - 30 tonnes of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes each year. Their wines have won a number of awards. The north facing vineyard in its unique valley, is situated in the Coal River Valley, just 20 minutes drive from Hobart. Its warm ripening situation produces a range of quality wines. Richmond Park Vineyards has recently begun exporting their wines to Hong Kong. Wines are available through mail order or at the new tasting centre situated in Coromal Country at 1106 Cambridge Road, Cambridge. Open from 0900-1500 Monday to Saturday.
Richmond Antiques, in the south-east Tasmanian village of Richmond, specialises in Tasmanian antique furniture. Richmond is an historic Georgian Village, 20 minutes north east of Hobart (26 kilometres/16 miles). You can browse Richmond Antiques’ range of authentic colonial furniture. Choose from pieces dating from the early 18th century, including Tasmanian Huon pine, cedar and Georgian English furniture. The store also has a range of quality porcelain, glassware, silver and Australian pottery. Richmond Antiques can also arrange packing and shipping of your treasures throughout Australia and overseas. Tasmania’s rich colonial and convict history draws antique hunters and collectors from across the world. You can browse Richmond’s many antique, art and craft shops and galleries, and stroll through the town to see original Georgian buildings and architecture including the Richmond Gaol (1825) and Richmond Bridge (1823) the oldest bridge in Australia still in use.