RICHMOND

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.

In recent times Richmond enlarged a small lake to a meaningful recreation and picnic offer.

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.

The Richmond War Memorial is a great monument to those that served. Modern but sensitive to the communication message.

The Hotels in Richmond are located in the main street. The Federal Palace Hotel having heritage status.

The churches in Richmond are old, but of functional design.

Be sure when planning your visit you allow for an overnight at this delightful town.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course