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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice views and walks with cute peacocks. We could choose many trails to enjoy the day and there was a nice cafe for a stop of coffee.

Thank Bek L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did so many great walks while we were in Tasmania, and this was one of them. The trail was easy and the scenery was beautiful. You can take a chairlift across the gorge, but we opted to walk. I was surprised to see some...More

Thank nickelcitygirl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an amazing place and so close to Launceston cbd! Has a manicured lawn area and public swimming pool to sunbake and swim, which I can see being very busy during summer. Then around the gorge and surrounding rivers a great selection of walks/hikes ranging...More

Thank rhinoman62
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely a must see....so beautiful...must experiance the chair lift and have a walk around to see the lyrebirds walking around!

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 4 days ago

A visit to Cataract Gorge is a must when staying in Launceston. It has lovely open areas for kids to run around and a playground. There is a café on site as well. I went across the gorge on the chairlift which is a great...More

1  Thank pat542
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and a sense of achievement once you reach the top and start the descent down to the basin and the swing bridge. There are very few signs on this part of the track so we had no idea of how far it was...More

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gorge is a lovely place to walk, even on dusk as it is very well lit. The walk has an easy side and a more steep side. It’s a gorgeous please to visit. Do yourself a favour and make sure you make a trip...More

Thank Adelaide_Girl_79
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great walk, a must do while in Launceston. The walk is quite steep on one side of the gorge , however you could walk both ways on the one side if wanting a flatter pathed walk.

Thank Rochie65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked in from town. Mostly flat, wide sealed path lit at night. Opening onto a lovely Victorian bandstand, cafe with resident peacocks. It has maintained the original Victorin era charm.

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cacaract gorge is the most beautiful place ,it's breath taking the birds wildlife the chair lift I just loved ,would definitely visit there again an amazing place ,a must do when visiting Launceston diffently a highlight of our holiday .

Thank Debbie M
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Lynwen M | Reviewed this property |
If you go into the Australian outback or any of the many national parks you will see many kangaroos. The baby kangaroos (joeys) live in their mother’s pouch until they are quite big. They’re not generally in the cities but... More
Eesh T
6 March 2017|
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Response from Lynette M | Reviewed this property |
would be ok. just make sure you are not carrying lots of stuff so you have hands free.
27 August 2016|
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Response from JCW368 | Reviewed this property |
The primary method of viewing the gorge is on foot. I would allow a minimum of 3 hours. Their is a chair-lift across the gorge at the first basin as well as a pedestrian suspension foot bridge. In summer people sunbath and... More