You are invited to join me on my walking history tours of Launceston and my experiences are a leisurely journey through the history of Ye Olde Launceston that takes you through the heart of the city centre. Hear about the history of Launceston as you walk through Prince's Square and around its historic precinct of medical marvels and wonderful old churches. And find out about the tragic murder of an innocent woman at a wedding photo session in Prince's Square.
You will then journey through Launceston's history from colonial times to more contemporary eras. Find out about the amazing collection of architecture that ranges from early colonial to contemporary Brutalist, and we will go inside some of those incredible buildings too.
You will also discover the fascinating characters who are intertwined into the unique history of Launceston. Find out about the story of the convicted highwayman who eventually found freedom, success, and love, in a far away land. And there is the fascinating true story of the son of a convict, who became a convict, and who redeemed himself to become a successful entrepreneur, and then one of the original founders of Melbourne.
Come on a discovery walk with me of Launceston's iconic Cataract Gorge where you will visit areas that even locals do not know about. I will take you to the Hidden Valley and stand in an ancient river bed while I talk about its cultural significance. Then I we will walk to atop of Giant's Grave via a short winding trail and where you will experience the breathtaking views of the First Basin and Cataract Gorge.
As part of all the experiences you will find out about the spiritual and cultural significance of not just the Gorge for our Aboriginal people, but also the Launceston area. I also have a collection of rare artefacts that you will get to handle, and we will have the opportunity to taste some bush tucker. You will also take part in an ochre ceremony and make Memory Wreaths as a means of thanking, and paying respects to, the Ancestral Spirits.
In addition to all of that you will also find out about the ancient origins of the Gorge, its geology, plants and animals, significant flood events, view exclusive videos and photos and find out about its more contemporary history and events held in the Gorge. The experiences I provide are comprehensive and unique, and there is no one who can provide what I do and at an affordable price.
The experiences I provide do require people to have some good mobility, but I can also tailor experiences that cater to any particular needs people may have.
If you really want to experience the best of Launceston's history, architecture and iconic Cataract Gorge then do my combined tours and have a truly wonderful day in Launceston. And at just $95 per person you will not find any better value for money anywhere in Tasmania!
If you provide/host coach tours and would like to add an extra engaging and informative element for your guests then I am the one you are looking for. I have developed a route for any sized coach/bus that showcases all of Launceston in a one-hour experience that takes in significant sites/buildings, and stories of 'interesting' characters such as Dodgy Roger and his 'run in' with a demolitions expert. What I provide really value adds to your guests' experiences and I do them for a very affordable rate, and can also offer for purchase souvenir history booklets of Launceston, and our iconic Cataract Gorge.