Cataract Gorge – Discovery Tour

Stone BBQ hut at the First Basin, Launceston, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Saturday, Aug 28

Booking required

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

You are invited to come along on a unique and fascinating behind-the-scenes discovery walk and talk in the Cataract Gorge with Tasmanian Aboriginal – and local Launceston – historian, Geoff McLean. On this short walk, you will explore some places in the Gorge you may not know about, such as the Hidden Valley and Giant’s Grave. Along the way, Geoff will identify some Aboriginal cultural connections to the Gorge, including plants and other resources Tasmanian Aboriginal people would have used for thousands of years, and how today it still culturally significant for Aboriginal people. He will also provide informative commentary about the geology of the Gorge and how it has changed over time. Geoff will also talk about some of the more contemporary history of the Gorge, such as the famous Basin Concerts. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover so much more about our iconic Cataract Gorge that you may not have known about.

Highlights: Exploration of places, ancient history, geology

Pre-booked Tour Times: 1.30 pm and 3 pm

Duration: 1 hour

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Location

Launceston

Building Types

Cultural

Education

Landscape

Architectural Period

Features

Heritage

History of Launceston

New to Program

Suitable for Children

Walking Tour

Accessibilities

Level Changes

Steep Incline

Uneven Surfaces

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