Richmond is an absolute tourist Mecca, there is so much to see, Agnes said. It is also a winelovers paradise.
Richmond Cabin and Tourist Park is in one of Tasmania's most popular destinations. TheRichmond Caravan Cabin park offers a range of accommodation. Cabins are set in an idyllicsetting close to all the caravan park facilities. They sleep up to five people, have kitchen facilitiesand easy access to communal amenities, Agnes said.
For caravanners and campers the caravan park offer ensuite sites and powered and unpoweredsites, and can handle large caravans and even buses. Most sites have partial sun/shade, and ifpossible the managers are happy for guests to choose their preferred site.
There is a heated indoor swimming pool, games room, and half court tennis. Pets are allowed withsite bookings.
The Richmond Caravan and Cabin Park is located just a short walk from the main Richmondvillage.
Barilla Bay Holiday Park sites
Barilla Holiday Parkis another caravan park in a beautiful setting at Cambridge15.5km fromRichmond, Agnes says - The Barilla Holiday Park is amazing! They have put put mini golf, andhot pools available to the public as well as guests, and they have a pizza bar, icecream, wine, cafjust inside the door as well, she said.
Barilla accommodation options include two bedroom cabins with various layouts, to suit 2 couples,singles or families, open plan cabins with ensuite and standard cabins for the budget conscious.
There are a variety of Powered Sites to suit all types of vans, campers and buses, as well asUnpowered sites for tents. Barilla Holiday Park is a great family friendly place to stay, with manythings for the kids and adults to do.
Barilla and nearby attractions include:
Dine at Barilla and discover the many attractions and fine restaurants.
Many of the Coal Valley Wineries are within a few minutes drive, including: Coal Valley Vineyard,
Craigow, Meadowbank and Palmara.
The nearby Barilla oyster farm harvests arguably the best Pacific Oysters in the world.
Hobart Airport is within five minutes drive
2 Golf Courses, one a public course, and a driving range.
Scenic flights by helicopter and fixed wing aircraft can take you from Cambridge to anywhere in
Tasmania. Nearby beaches offer options from safe swimming for littlies to the best surf around.
Pooley Wines cellar door entrance
Pooley Wines won the 2012 Tasmanian Vineyard of theYear Award and has a historic propertyBelmont Lodge at Richmond and two vineyards in the Coal River Valley in Southern Tasmania.
Three generations of the Pooley family have been involved in the business which is built on the CoalRiver Valley climates world reputation for producing cool climate wines of distinction in Pinot,Reisling and Chardonnay. Pooley Wines is the first Tasmanian vineyard to achieve certificationunder EntWine Australia. The company was independently audited in 2013 using the FreshcareEnvironmental Vineyard Certification program and now has full membership of Entwine Australia.
When we test our soils, we dont just look at nutrient and structure, Matthew PooleyViticulturalist and Co-Manager of Pooley Wines said.
We also test our soil biology to make surethat we have healthy, living soils that are so important for strong vines and great wines.
Wecontinue to work to control weeds, including African Boxthorn and Willows, and have replantednative species in designated reserve areas on our property, he said.
Pooley Wines is a family business, and protecting the environment that we operate in will makesure that we keep both our business and our vines in peak condition for the next generation ofPooleys, Matthew Pooley said.
Pooley Wines was established in 1985 when the late Denis and Margaret Pooley planted 10 rowsof Riesling and seven rows of Pinot Noir on their 16-hectare farm at Cooinda Vale in the CoalRiver Valley in southern Tasmania.
Today, after more than 20 years of producing premium quality cool-climate wines, and having beenawarded numerous trophies and medals at prestigious wine shows, the Pooley family hasestablished a second vineyard in the Coal River Valley at Richmond.
Belmont Lodge is a fine twostorey Georgian stone house built in 1832 by a Hobart wine dealer, Benjamin Guy.
A book of the finest private colonial estates in Tasmania, by Alice Bennett and Georgia Warner,was published in 2009. Belmont Lodge is one of the 26 properties featured.
Editor's Note: From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia: Dickens took Fagin's name from a friend hehad known in his youth while working in a boot-blacking factory. Fagin's character was based onthe criminal Ikey Solomon, who was a fence at the centre of a highly-publicised arrest, escape,recapture, and trial.
Some accounts of Solomon also describe him as a London underworldkidsman (a kidsman was an adult who recruited children and trained them as pickpockets,exchanging food and shelter for goods the children stole). The popularity of Dickens's novel causedfagin to replace kidsman in some crime circles, denoting an adult who teaches minors to stealand keeps a major portion of the loot.
Fagin is noted for being one of the few characters of 19thcentury English literature, let alone any of Dickens's pieces, who is described as Jewish. Fagin hasbeen the subject of much debate over antisemitism both during Dickens's lifetime and up to moderntimes.
The London Dail Mail reported in December 2011 that - It is also possible that Dickens may havecome up with the miserly money grabbing Fagin - whom he projected as Jewish - after reading a(newspaper) article of a black gang master in Victorian London. Dickens based many of hischaracters on newspaper articles. The Times January 14,1834 report on Edward Trabshaw is thebasis of the Daily Mail report.
Richmond Maze and Tearooms at 13 Bridge St gets fun lovers lost in a tangle of pathways and deadends seven days a week from 9am to 5pm.
The experience, 25 minutes drive from the Tasmanian capital Hobart, works for all ages.
There are two mazes and adventurers lost in maze space find a surprise at the centre. Finding the middle of the second maze is a test as is getting out. But children get a free lollie after they solve the maze riddle.
The quaint Tearooms are worth a visit, regardless of whether the maze challenge is taken up or not. The food is good, and there are notable scones with jam and cream, all day breakfasts, tea and coffee.
The Tearooms menu has plenty of choices and great blackboard specials. There is also plenty of parking for large campervans, motorhomes or caravans.
Feeding the birds at Richmond Bridge
Entry to Richmond Bakery
Pooley Wines outdoor cafe
Camp Kitchen at Richmond Caravan Park
Old Hobart Town 3
Views from Richmond Caravan Park