The Best Walks around Launceston & Northern Tasmania

Perched at the intersection of three rivers, the North Esk, South Esk, and kanamaluka/River Tamar, the network of walks around Launceston seamlessly weave together untamed natural landscapes with carefully designed urban areas and historical charm. At the heart of Launceston lies the enchanting Cataract Gorge, a natural wonder that has served as a sacred gathering site for Tasmanian Aboriginal communities for millennia. Whether taking a self-guided stroll or touring with an Indigenous led group, this Launceston walk provides a deep connection with the historical culture of the site, paired with a day of swimming below towering Jurassic dolerite cliffs. Other Launceston historic walks are the best way to explore the old cityscape and its surrounding wild wonders, so travel here with a pair of hikers.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.