Follow the food and wine trail to the heart of Tasmania’s Coal River Valley region with a luxe stay at Prospect House Private Hotel, at the entrance of the historic Richmond village. Earning a Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2022 award, this elegant countryside manor is a breath of fresh air. Built in the 1830s, evidence of the manor’s heritage roots pop up throughout the property in the trick doorways, black-market brickwork, the cannonball in the front lounge and the intriguing tale of Lady Elizabeth Buscombe’s missing jewels. Alongside a fascinating history, the private manor is the perfect base for enjoying the culinary spoils of the region. The onsite garden and orchard are abundant, with fresh produce used by head chef Kurstin Berriman in her exquisite dishes, and the convict-built cellar is home to award-winning Tasmanian wines.