Launceston Up Close 

  Guided Heritage Walking Tours


Your Guided Heritage Walking Tours - Tour I

at 10.00AM or 2.00PM

St Johns Square

St Johns Church - 1860

The fountain at what was St Johns Square is the source of two urban myths you will hear on Guided Historical Walking Tour
The Launceston Hotel

Launceston Hotel

Dicky Smith built the first Launceston Hotel, long before this one.  Your guide will tell you about Dicky's 'Love Boat' trip from Britain.
Queens Wharf - North Esk River

Queens Wharf - North Esk

A busy day on the North Esk River.  Hear about the rise and fall of Launceston as it nearly became Tasmania's capital city

Tour I starts at Princes Square onto which 5 churches have their front doors.  Then you'll head down St John Street to the Launceston Hotel to hear about Dicky Smith, the highway man turned inn-keeper. 

Along Brisbane Street and there's a couple of ex-cinemas, and a classic example of Art Deco architecture at Holyman House.  Along George Street you will see the famous 'Umbrella Shop', with a great stock of.....umbrellas!  And Tassie Devils! 

At the corner of George and Cameron Streets we will tell you about our earthquake, and then its off to City Park.

After a wander around City Park we head down past Boag's Brewery to the banks of the North Esk and wander along the levee to Sheilds Street and the sole remaining Tasmanian Flour Mill. 

Then it's past the old Penitentiary complex and back to corner of George and Cameron where, after about 2 hours, we end Tour I.

Ask your guide about Tour II, it starts just up Cameron Street, outside the Post Office!