61 Bay Road, Hobart, Tasmania, 7008
Phone: 61 03 6278 1269
Average Price: US$ 10 per person
Runnymede is an elegant colonial house situated in New Town just north of Hobart city. It is located in a lovely garden that overlooks New Town Bay on the River Derwent. It was built around 1836 for Robert Pitcairn, the first lawyer to qualify in the colony and a leading campaigner against the transportation of convicts from Britain. He named the house Cairn Lodge. Runnymede survives with house, cottage and coach house, and an extensive garden. The garden features many historic trees and plants, including roses, fuchsias, hellebores, bulbs and fruit trees.Runnymede is open for guided tours Tuesday - Thursday and open for general visits on Fridays and Sundays. Opening Times: Friday 10 hr - 16:30 hr, Sunday 12:00 hr - 16:30 hr. Tours operate from Tuesday to Thursday.