Richmond is another of those towns on the Flinders Highway when traveling from Townsville to Mount Isa. Richmond though is the ‘fossil capitol’ of Australia. Richmond is located on the banks of the Flinders River (the longest in Queensland).
Richmond is a great little town that is passionate about its heritage. The visitor is reminded often, when strolling the township, of the people who impacted Richmond and the community in decades past.
The two biggest industries in Richmond are sheep- and cattle-farming, however tourism is an increasingly important aspect of the local economy.
Richmond also has a strong link to the water born dinosaur era from eons ago. Recent paelontological discoveries have unearthed the fossils of prehistoric marine creatures, some of which are on display in Richmond. The Kronosaurus Korner Museum is a ‘lets’ visit. This is a very impressive collection of fossils.
Be sure when planning your visit you allow for an overnight at this delightful town.