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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Richmond Gaol

Access

Richmond is 25 kilometres north-east of Hobart. Follow the Tasman Highway towards Hobart Airport and turn left on the Cambridge exit and proceed along B31 to Richmond. For a round trip return to Hobart via Risdon on C324. This was a controversial road built by Richmond convicts under Governor Arthur in the 1830s.

In Richmond the gaol is located behind the former courthouse.

It is open daily. Phone (03) 62602127 for further details.