Richmond After Dark: Gossip, Ghosts and Graft Richmond, TAS

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Richmond After Dark: Gossip, Ghosts and Graft
Richmond After Dark: Gossip, Ghosts and Graft

Concession (Seniors)

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Tour operator:
Time Tours
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How long? 90 minutes

Where? Richmond, TAS

When? Fri, 20-Sep-2019 6:00 PM; Sat, 21-Sep-2019 6:00 PM; Fri, 27-Sep-2019 6:00 PM more dates

Who says there’s nothing to do in Richmond at night?

Join Time Tours on a 90-minute evening tour to experience the darker side of colonial Richmond.

Be entertained with some not so well-known stories of Richmond's past. Hear about corrupt magistrates, dodgy businessmen, an amateur taxidermist and a grumpy miller.

Find out why there was an almighty brawl in Bridge Street outside the Lennox Arms Inn in 1856.

What do a hated convict, a former butcher and a four-year-old girl have in common? Do the tour to find out.

While this is not exclusively a ghost tour it is best suited to guests 15 years and over because we visit a small cemetery and there are stories of floggings, violence and murder.


We begin on the Village Green and walk down Bridge Street past several Georgian buildings to Oak Lodge, then along Blair Street and up Bathurst to Henry Street. Having looked at some of the buildings along the way we head down Torrens Street where the schoolhouse, cemetery and Anglican church are.

In Edward Street we walk past James Gordon’s House and Dr Coverdale’s Dispensary before turning back into Bathurst Street and going over to the jail. Having walked a short distance over the Village Green we descend the stairs to walk along the river bank and have a close up look at the Richmond Bridge at night.

Our final walk is from the bridge back to our starting point on the Village Green.

Also available: Richmond Cemetery Tour

Take a two-hour walking tour of historic Richmond’s three cemeteries. Hear stories about some of the people buried in these locations and learn about Richmond’s social history while walking through one of Australia’s important early towns.

What's included?
  • 90-minute guided tour
  • Friendly, informative guide


If there is no tour scheduled for the day you'd like, please contact the tour operator. They may be able to run an extra tour with a minimum of two people.

Upcoming tour dates

  Friday, 20 September, 2019 at 6:00 PM

  Saturday, 21 September, 2019 at 6:00 PM

  Friday, 27 September, 2019 at 6:00 PM

  Saturday, 28 September, 2019 at 6:00 PM


Best suited to guests 15 years and over.


Tours go ahead regardless of the weather, so be sure to check the forecast and be prepared.

What to bring/wear

Check what the weather is like in Richmond and wear suitable clothing. Remember that Tasmania can have every season in the same day, so layered clothing is the most practical. It can get cold at night, so be warm. Good walking shoes are essential. You might like to have your mobile phone with you to use as a torch when negotiating stairs in low lighting conditions.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel more than 7 days in advance of the booked tour date, a cancellation fee of 30% of the total booking price is charged to cover administration costs. If you cancel with 7 days' notice or less you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee. The purchase of travel insurance would provide peace of mind and cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise for guests. In the rare event that the tour operator is unable to operate a scheduled tour for any reason, they will refund the tour price or offer an opportunity to rebook.

Other Information

Our tours are enhanced through the provision of headphones and a radio receiver pack to ensure that every guest can hear the commentary. This equipment is on loan for the duration of the tour only.

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