Best walking trails in Launceston, Tasmania

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Explore the most popular walking trails near Launceston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of walking trails in Launceston, Tasmania
Top trails (6)
#1 - Zig Zag and Cararact Circuit
Cataract Gorge Reserve
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 48 m
This is a good circuit that is close to town and provides great views. The 'Zig Zag' section does involve some steep steps on uneven rocks in sections so some will want to take it easy on this section. Along the way take in the views at several lookouts and you'll soon reach the top! The rest is easy going and enjoyable for all.Show more
#2 - Cararact, Trevallyn and Duck Reach Track Loop
Cataract Gorge Reserve
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This walk ticks all the boxes - birdlife, noisy water, trickling water, squirt water, tropical terrain, Australian bush terrain.Show more
#3 - Zig Zag Track
Cataract Gorge Reserve
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 55 m
#4 - Cataract Gorge Circuit
Cataract Gorge Reserve
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 49 m
Moderately difficult track with one very steep climb from the Duck Reach Power up to the Cataract Gorge Reserve, with Penstock Lookout providing magnificent views over the historic power station and South Esk River. 40-45 minutes from the First Basin to the Power station travelling south west along the southern bank of the river, with a further 75min required for the steep ascent and completion of the loop.Show more
#5 - Tamar Island Wetlands Track
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#6 - Sentinel Lookout Trail
Cataract Gorge Reserve
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 32 m