Wallaby Walkabout Tours (Launceston) provides a range of professionally guided tours that provide memorable
experiences of Launceston’s history and its iconic Cataract Gorge.
The history tour starts at the wonderful Prince’s Square and highlights the magnificent array of history and architecture in that precinct. It then takes you through the very centre of the city where you will see highlights such as the third oldest Jewish synagogue in Australia and be regaled with stories of rogues and rascals who were part of the tapestry that is Launceston’s post-colonial history. The tour finishes at the wonderful City Park where there is the option to have a guided tour experience of the park.
Tours of the Cataract Gorge can be tailored to suit your needs, be it a 30-minute tour of little known sites in the Gorge, such as the Hidden Valley and Giant’s Grave, or a two-hour experience that details the ancient Aboriginal Cultural Connections, including identifying and tasting of bush foods.
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From $10 to $45
Each of the tours showcases Aboriginal cultural connections to country and highlight bush foods/resources that are available in each of the areas. There is also information about the history of Launceston and the Gorge.
The two tours that focus on the Cataract Gorge areas of the First Basin and Picnic grounds are designed to cater to people who have a limited amount of time but want to utilize it and gain the most enjoyable and informative experiences possible.
The Cataract Gorge Tour is designed for those who are of average fitness and can do a reasonably easy stroll (one short hill climb involved) and ideal for families.
The Zig Zag Tour is designed for those with no mobility or fitness issues and involves one steep climb, although time is taken and regular stops are made.
The Waddamanna Tour is designed for those who are able to do some moderate bush walking over reasonably easy terrain. It is a full day tour (min. 6 hours) but does have at least 90 minutes for lunch and a cultural workshop session where you will work with natural resources to make either clapsticks or do painting with natural ochres.