Launceston Up Close 

  Guided Heritage Walking Tours


The King's Bridge - linking Trevallyn with the city

Stories and sites, tall and small,  walk with us, come take a stroll!

Hi, and welcome to Launceston Up Close.  Your premier guided heritage walking tour company in Launceston, Tasmania!

Our aim is to take you by the hand and show you Launceston on our guided family walking tour.  There is so much more to Launceston than meets the eye and the best way to see it is on guided foot, escorted by a story-telling local who loves bragging about Launnie! 

Launceston is the third oldest settlement in Australia, and is only a bit younger than Hobart, and a few years younger than Sydney.  We have been here longer than Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth and our forebears played such an important part in the Colonial development of Australia, and yet few people know about us.  So let Launceston Up Close show you the heart of our fair city on our historical walking tours!

If you are heading down this way, or you may already be here, take an informative stroll around the compact CBD of Launceston.  Please contact us on the form below, or call us  - 0414 749 626 - to join one of our low cost guided walking tours conducted by our local guide who has a few stories to tell.

Some stories are historical, some are more contemporary.  Some may be humorous, depending on your outlook, and some are not for the squeamish - especially regarding Launceston's 'model prison'!  Ask about our haunted houses, or Launceston's version of Dr. Frankenstein!

Take away a wonderful memory of your very own Historical Walking Tour in Launceston, Tasmania.

St Johns Church 1.0
Launceston Town Hall 1.0
A man with a mission - Rev John West

We have two tours that can run in the morning, and/or afternoon.  Each takes about 2 hours.

Tour I, at 10AM or 2PM takes in the Eastern part of the CBD and North Esk River, whereas;

Tour II, at 10AM or 2PM will take you past the Western Part of the CBD and over to Kings Bridge.

The first two storey building - The Cornwall Hotel
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Crest of the City of Launceston

Our tours are great value at only $30.00 per adult, $18 for teens and 

kids 10 years and under are free!

We also have a maximum tour capacity of 8 visitors. 

This ensures everyone can hear our stellar commentary, and we don't create a pedestrian traffic jam!

Dr Willam Ross Pugh walks to work