Launceston Walking Tours
Wallaby Walkabout Tours provides completely unique experiences that are all hosted by local historian, and Tasmanian Aboriginal historian, Geoff McLean. His knowledge, passion and story telling are a class above others and he takes his guests behind the scenes around Launceston and in the Cataract Gorge. Guests will get to explore back allies and laneways that even locals don’t know their histories of, and the secrets they hold. There are entertaining stories of the characters who created Launceston, some them ex-convicts who went on to great success. And one of them founded Melbourne but his story is far more than that! Geoff also intertwines his personal connections to, and escapades in, Launceston where you will find out about which pubs provided ‘warnings’ of the detectives prowling pubs for underage drinkers and how they were avoided. Wallaby Walkabout Tours' Cataract Gorge experiences provide more than the deep time and contemporary history of the area, but also the significant Tasmanian Aboriginal spiritual and cultural connections to it. Guests will be able to taste some bush tucker and handle rare artefacts, including space rock! Guests will also get to experience Giant’s Grave it its breathtaking views of the First Basin.