Three tours are available to cater for those who have just a few hours or a full day. The Launceston Cataract Gorge Tour is a 2 hour experience and Zig Zag Tour is a 3 hour experience where you are personally guided through the First Basin and Picnic Grounds areas where you will find out about the Aboriginal and European history of the area. The Zig Zag tour takes in the iconic Zig Zag track and people need to be reasonably fit as it involves some short but steep sections*. The Cataract Tour is suited for most people, including families who may have small children. The Waddamana Tour is a full day experience that takes you through the iconic Gorge then for a bush walking experience where you can view Aboriginal sites. The tour includes lunch plus a cultural session painting with natural ochres and/or making clap sticks. All tours highlight bush foods and resources. *The starting point for this tour can be changed to take in the more sedate Gorge Walk. Tour Schedules Launceston Cataract Gorge ($30) and Zig Zag Tours ($45): Daily @9am and 1pm. Waddamana Tour: Daily departing at 9am (duration approx. 6 hours) - bookings essential. Cost $120 per person.
Wallaby Walkabout Tours hosts Launceston Walking Tours that provide history walking tours of Launceston and Cataract Gorge experiences. The history tour is the Prince's to Park tour that begins in the wonderful and historic Prince's Square and takes in the heritage of that precinct with its incredible collection of historically significant, and visually appealing, churches and other buildings of interest. The tour then winds its way through laneways and back alleys of Launceston that takes guests on a different and behind the scenes experience of Launceston and its unique history. Hear the stories about the characters who are part of the fabric of Launceston's history. The tour finishes at the wonderful gardens and attractions of the City Park. The Cataract Gorge experiences are tailored to suit particular interests and are much more than just telling about its ancient and contemporary history. Guests will be shown local bush foods/resources and can taste some of the bush foods available (depending on seasonal availability). There is also a focus on the behind the scenes aspects of the Cataract Gorge, such as the ancient Hidden Valley and the incredible views from atop of Giant's Grave. And for those interested there is detailed information about Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural connections and histories. All tours are hosted by local historian, and Tasmanian Aboriginal historian, Geoff McLean. It is one thing to visit a place and say you've seen it. It is entirely another to say you became part of it! Take a guided sightseeing tour as you walk in Launceston's Cataract Gorge and let yourself become become part of this spiritual place. Wallaby Walkabout Tours is located in Launceston and provides three tours of the Cataract Gorge and adjoining bushland. Tours range from 2-3 hours for the short experiences. The day tour is a complete bush walking experience through the Gorge and beyond.