We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cataract Gorge Reserve

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 447 673 459
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$140.50*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
More Info
US$35.12*
and up
Guided Canoe Tour on Launceston's Tamar River

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,720 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2407
    Excellent
  • 1080
    Very good
  • 130
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beautiful Walk, Delightfully Serene & Peaceful

Lovely walk from Kings Bridge up to the Restaurant area. there are a number of viewing locations and just stopping to take in the beauty of this lovely gorge is a must in terms of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Barry T
,
Brisbane, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

3,720 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,632: English reviews
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely walk from Kings Bridge up to the Restaurant area. there are a number of viewing locations and just stopping to take in the beauty of this lovely gorge is a must in terms of relaxation and appreciation of yet another wonder of nature. Easy walk, some incline towards the end, very well maintained sealed path with safety fences along... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barry T
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
134 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised with the place and it was 100% above my expectations! Must see the place, definitely! Beautiful views, very attractive walking tracks (up to 15 km easy to do), nice cafes, barbecue areas, real seals, if you are lucky - just in the river. One of the best place in Tasmania. MUST SEE!

Helpful?
Thank nosimonov
Gold Coast
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took the cruise and visited the park area. Viewed happy walkers and families enjoying the gorge and chair lift ride.

Helpful?
Thank Deb P
Blaxland, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely grounds, nice cafe & restaurant, spectacular scenery, interesting & informative historical information

Helpful?
Thank Steve1810
Level Contributor
43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So close to the city, easily accessible with a lift for wheelchairs from the carpark it is a good place for an outing. Picnic on the large expanse of grass and swim in the pool or the waterhole, walk the well maintained paths and take a ride on the chairlift for fun and a good view and photo op. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lynette M
Auckland
Level Contributor
108 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit,lots of lovely walking tracks especially alongside the gorge,lots of parking has a very good chairlift for aerial views

Helpful?
Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent about a total of 1.5 hours here. Took the chairlift up one way ($12 per person one way & $15 return) and decided to walk back to explore around the bridge. We also took a short hike up to the Dog's head- absolutely rewarding view!!! If you have about 20 minutes to spare, definitely recommended to do that!

Helpful?
Thank Fooyoh
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't go through Launceston without visiting Cataract Gorge. It's a great mix of peaceful green lawn with raw nature. The photos definitely don't do it justice. You can spend from half an hour to many hours here walking around the Gorge, depending on how far in you want to go.

Helpful?
Thank aggphh
Level Contributor
79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the chairlift and then walk to the top and then walk back. Short walk nice easy. Depending on ur former touristic exp. The gorges are not a super not to be missed place but it is pleasant. Take 2 hours max to make the full tour. This is widely enough unless u take the harsh trail to go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pascale R
Caloundra, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our recent trip to Launceston my daughter and I went along to this very impressive Cataract Gorge! We took a cab instead of walking, but when we got there we were amazed by this place! We took a couple of walks around, but didn't take a chance on the chairlifts, as not good with those things! The suspension bridge... More 

Helpful?
Thank 31countrygal

Travellers who viewed Cataract Gorge Reserve also viewed

Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania
 

Been to Cataract Gorge Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cataract Gorge Reserve and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
South Melbourne, Australia

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Cataract Gorge Reserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?