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History Walks in Tasmania

Walking is a great way to discover Tasmania, whether it be trekking our national parks or casually wandering the streets of our cities and towns.

Both Hobart and Launceston are compact cities and easily explored on foot. Whether on your own or on a guided tour, you'll discover fine examples of 19th and 20th century architectural styles – Georgian, Regency, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco – not to mention modern contemporary of course.

Our smaller country towns also have their own rich story to tell. A walk down the main street of Stanley reveals the life of an early fishing community while in Oatlands you'll find the largest collection of early sandstone buildings in Australia.

There are many opportunities to walk through Tasmania's colonial days of convicts and settlers in historic towns across the state and world heritage-listed convict sites on the Tasman Peninsula. All can be explored on walks with amazing views of the surrounding land and sea.

Heritage centres, regional museums and visitor centres offer guided and self-guided walks that reveal their local histories and follow in the footsteps of Tasmanians past and present.

Wherever you walk in Tasmania, you're sure to find a story or two.