Mission #5: Richmond & Tasman Peninsula
Port Arthur takes more than a day to explore. Our second day there was Christmas Day, but a warning – not all buildings are open to the public despite the site being open. It seems this way because of lack of staff.
This means on our second day, we had some time to spare after finishing Port Arthur quite quickly. First we decided to take a little roadtrip to Richmond, an old historic town often recommended by locals and home to Australia’s oldest bridge, which was built by convicts.
The town’s buildings are old and rustic, emanating a similar feel to Port Arthur. In fact Hobart, Richmond and Port Arthur are part of a tourist route called the Convict Trail, so it’s no surprise.
Verdict? Perhaps visit another day to truly enjoy the cute and small town atmosphere. I’m sure the vintage shops and some scones will help complete the atmosphere!
On our drive back we decided to drop by some lookouts around Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman Peninsula.
Each spot seemed to have a carpark and short walk. The entries are off Arthur Highway and along small, windy and hilly roads, still suitable for our campervan but requiring cautious driving as always.
These spots are nice to drive to and take in the scenery. I did read about some hikes, but we didn’t try any as it was late in the day.
I hope you enjoyed the photos! Now we edge closer to the end of my Tasmanian adventures (finally right?). The next post will be back to the beginning of our loop – Hobart! And then hopefully I can do a bit of a summary and a roundup of the campervan sites we stayed in. Until then!