Zig Zag Cataract Tour

Walk up to this cliff top view, Cataract Gorge, Launceston

This 3 hour walk begins by taking you on the iconic Zig Zag Track that winds its way up to magnificent cliff-top views across the city and Cataract Gorge grounds and waters. Along the way you will pass by the magnificent 'Hydro House' (featured on Grand Designs) and visit various look-outs and other places of interest.   


On the tour you will be shown bush foods and other resources in the area that were used by Aboriginal people for thousands of years. You will hear fascinating details of the history of Launceston, the Gorge and Aboriginal Tasmania and be able to view old photographs and watch some incredible video footage of flood waters raging through the Gorge.  All of that while having an easy paced walk through one of the most unique open spaces in Australia.   


Note: the tour does take in a steep, but short, climb so people do need to be of average fitness levels.   


Parking is available in the Margaret Street carpark that is 2 minutes’ walk from the starting point under the bridge in Bridge Street (just up from the King’s Bridge Bar and Restaurant). 


This tour will operate from the 1st December 2017. Bookings essential.