Guided tour

Launceston: Cataract Gorge Walking Tour

Launceston: Cataract Gorge Walking Tour

From US$ 44.51 per person

The Cataract Gorge is Launceston’s urban playground. Locals love it and visitors flock to it. Over 2.5 hours, learn about the significance of the Gorge to the city’s early life and its continued importance today.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2.5 - 3.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Discover the amazing geological history of the Cataract Gorge
  • Learn some amazing facts from local guides that know the Gorge inside out
  • Using visual aids, see how the city has transformed using archival photos
Full description
Meet your guide and start crossing the historic Kings Bridge and heading into the heart of the Cataract Gorge. During the 2.5-hour walking component of the tour, discover one of Tasmania's most visited tourist attractions on foot. From your expert guide, find out how the Gorge was the original lifeblood of Launceston for much of the city’s early life and how today, it holds the very same importance. Learn about the most-loved picnic rocks through the years and how thousands would flock for swimming races. Then, wander back to your starting point at Stillwater Restaurant via the iconic Zig Zag Track. Upgrade your tour to include an award-winning 2-course lunch at one of the best restaurants in Launceston by picking the relevant option when booking.
  • Expert local guide
  • Visual aids to take you back to a bygone era
  • Free equipment rental
  • 2-course lunch, if option chosen
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

    Select participants and date



    Prepare for the activity

    Meeting point

    Meet at Stillwater Restaurant, 2 Bridge Road. Meet at the main entrance or just inside at the wine bar. Your guide will be holding a light blue umbrella.

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • There is no minimum number of participants for this tour
    • The maximum capacity is 10 guests per tour
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 2 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
    • Transportation
    • Value for money

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Nick, our guide, was enthusiastic and knowledgable. Not working to a script he was able to inform with his array of local knowledge. What would have been an pleasant walk in a unique location was made all the better when overlaid with the historical perspective and context.

    January 28, 2020

    February 9, 2020

    Organized by

    Product ID: 353721