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Taras Farmstay
Richmond, Tasmania

Nearby Attractions

Enquries or long stays? Contact Tara:
Phone: +61 (0) 431 966065
Join in on the daily animal feeding!

Historic Richmond Bridge - the oldest bridge in Australia!
We find many guests use us as a peaceful base from which to explore southern Tasmania in comfortable day trips. On our own property you are welcome to explore the farmyard, orchard, vineyard, olive grove or walk to the Coal River where you may be lucky enough to see some of our native animals, including echidna, wallaby, possum or platypus. You may also see a range of birds including the impressive wedge tail eagle, cockatoos, parakeets, kookabarras, blue wrens and red robins.

Guests are invited to join in with animal feeding every morning. This is the perfect opportunity to find out more about how our small, family run farm operates, and learn about the different animals that we have on the property. Note that we are not a petting zoo, and animal feeding experience is exclusively offered to overnight guests.

Please note that we do not host other farm activities specifically for guests, but you are welcome to participate in any activities that coincide with your visit.

We are in easy reach of

  • Historic Richmond village is just down the road. Richmond is described as the best preserved Georgian village in Australia, and has many old buildings, including the oldest bridge in Australia and the oldest Catholic church in Australia. You can easily spend a day exploring the historic buildings, riverfront walks and visiting the galleries and shops, or hire a rowing boat to explore the lower reaches of the Coal River. Children and adults alike will enjoy feeding the ducks at the river bank.

  • The Coal Valley is renowned for its good quality wines, fresh produce and history, and a pleasant days outing can be had visiting the local wineries, apricot and cherry orchards in-season.

  • Wildlife parks, including Bonorong (for native Australian animals), and Zoo Doo for a range of native, exotic and farm animals, including Bengal Tigers and White African Lions

  • The attractions of Hobart are only 25 minutes drive away, including MONA, Historic buildings and walks, vibrant waterfront, Cadbury Chocolate Factory, Cascade Brewery, Botanical gardens, Mount Wellington, and Salamanca Market (amongst others)

St Johns Catholic church in Richmond, Tasmania - the oldest Catholic church in Australia!
The convict-built ruins of Port Arthur are an easy day trip from Taras Richmond Farmstay

...and we are in a central location for a day trips to the many other attractions in south-east Tasmania, including

  • Port Arthur and the Tasman Peninsula, with its fascinating convict history and spectacular scenery

  • The east coast of Tasmania with its untouched beaches, forest reserves and rugged scenery.

  • Explore the southern forests and visit the Tahune airwalk

  • The Derwent Valley, including Mt Field National Park, salmon ponds, and River Derwent

  • The Midlands, including the Heritage Highway and Callington Mill at Oatlands

Our aim is to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Please contact us on 0431 966065 or email if you have any queries or special requests.