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Address: at 1842 Gallery, St John and Cimitiere Streets, Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6331 2213
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Historical tour of Launceston

I was the only traveller to take this walking tour on a rainy Thursday morning. Robyn took the tour, it was very enjoyable and she clearly has a lot of passion for her city and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was the only traveller to take this walking tour on a rainy Thursday morning. Robyn took the tour, it was very enjoyable and she clearly has a lot of passion for her city and enjoys sharing it with others. The tour covers many of Launceston's heritage buildings, sites, and provides some historical context for the city. My only suggestion... More 

Thank 41alex
Perth, Australia
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37 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good historical value and a great way to enjoy Launceston for free. Easy enough and can walk at own pace to do.There is a free bus in city sadly only runs Mon - Fri.

Thank win_chas
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85 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

we really enjoyed our tour with Robyn. Great insight to the buildings in Launceston and the people who lived in them. It is wonderful to see so many historical buildings. The 1842 Gallery is excellant, the craftmanship is a real credit, beautiful, art and photography all worth admiring and buying.

Thank kerbar
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our tour guide was Robyn who gave us very enthusiastic tour of historical Launceston an insight to the history it made a lot of sense to the past and present geography and building dynamics

Thank Heather L
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

For $15 this 1-1.5 hour easy walking tour through Launceston is fabulous value. Robyn is a very informative guide and passionate about Launceston's history and architecture. The tour left from the 1842 Gallery at 10am. We certainly left with a head full of knowledge and appreciation of Launceston - both today and it's bygone days.

2 Thank Nicole S
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Insightful... Insightful... and insightful. That's what it was all about. I never expected Launceston to have such remarkable architectural history. If you have attention to details, you could read the cityscape, probably with some help from Robyn the lovely lady who took us through the tour. She was extremely informative and a delight to have a discussion on the heritage... More 

Thank Buddhi G
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Had a wonderful time being taken on a most informative walk around the old part of Launceston. My tour guide was so passionate and was very happy to share her knowledge. I will definitely be recommending this tour to family and friends.

Thank Jordana L
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Robyn greeted us at the door & made us feel very welcome. along with a sydney couple she proceeded to take us back into history through launches ton architecture. the tour was meant to last an hour at the cost of $15 a person but she was still telling us interesting anecdotes almost 2 hours later. She really knows her... More 

1 Thank gabbygreen55
Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our tour guide, Robyn, presented a brilliant history tour with great enthusiasm and in-depth local knowledge. We delighted in learning about the social history and were amazed at the number of historic buildings which have been preserved and give Launceston its unique character. Value for money and highly recommended!

2 Thank Joanne S
Narrogin, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Robyn led us around for about 1.5hrs showing buildings of the early Launceston while filling us in on the history and showing photos of the city from the past. If you are in to buildings and architecture this would be perfect for you but even with us younger ones the sights and stories were really intriguing!

Thank OzTraveller251

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