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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Short cruise great views

We took short cruise down river and then back through under the bridge into cataract gorge. Time... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
Loretta M
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Mackay, Australia
via mobile
Terrific!

We really enjoyed the 50 minute cruise to the cataract gorge. Lynn, the captain was very... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2016
Loretta T
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Sydney, Australia
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Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
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End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

We took short cruise down river and then back through under the bridge into cataract gorge. Time wise just short enough for young children. Scenery great and captains commentary of the history excellent. Book on board details the history of the river in trade years...More

Thank Loretta M
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Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the 50 minute cruise to the cataract gorge. Lynn, the captain was very informative! I noted from a previous review the expense for a family of four. (May be a good idea to allow kids under 10 to go free or half...More

Thank Loretta T
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

50 minute cruise with great introductions by a friendly local We were travelling to Hobart from Cradle Mountain and spent a couple of hours in Launceston so we found the cruise useful with views of the Cataract George reserve, historic bridge, old mill, and ship...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Can't say I got much out of this tour. For close to $30, it was pretty bland. It does not get to the main part of the gorge. As an alternative just walk from the main bridge to the gorge (on the far side to...More

Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 12 January 2016

We did this cruise with a large group of people it was good but not worth the $70 it cost us for a family of 2 adults and 2kids. We didn't really see much more of Cataract Gorge by boat as you can doing the...More

Thank Angela s
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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We arrived into Launceston late in the afternoon and managed to get to the last cruise of the day. It was a lovely way to see part of Cataract Gorge and learn a bit about its environs. The captain/tour guide was very informative and it...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2015

I had a party of four that went on the cruise for fifty minutes up the Cataract Gorge and it was pleasant and we all thought it was good value for money and Chris our Captain was terrific with his knowledge of the Tamar river...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

My family did the 50 minute Cataract Gorge cruise. It was a nice way to get some history and get an overview of the gorge and surrounding areas. We had a discount voucher for 10% off which is an added bonus. There are adverts in...More

1  Thank himz
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Reviewed 6 December 2015

We were the only three on board on a cold at times rainy day. The skipper was really knowledgeable and helpful. He took us a lot further upnthe gorge than we expected.

1  Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This was a fantastic walk seeing all the water of the gorge river from the best views and at the end of the walk there is lovely fawna and a café to sit and relax. Then there is a chairlift you can enjoy the views...More

1  Thank Sylvia B
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