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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 2 days ago via mobile

Great attraction full of things to do... we visited with our 1.5 year old and most definitely got the chance to use his busy legs running around big park areas and chasing the peacocks... and once he was tired out we put him I his...More

Thank Nelum S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked the Zig-Zag Track and back along the Cataract Walk, and across the suspension bridge. The Zig-Zag Track is steep in places and has stone steps here and there. It offers some beautiful views of the gorge and river, but is not an easy...More

Thank DougHfx
Reviewed 3 days ago

An easy walk with great views of the gorge. The path is very good and easy to walk on. We chose to take the chair lift over and stopped in at the cafe for a morning coffee. Just lovely to sit and enjoy the coffee...More

Thank TKP1325
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for a walk arpond the Park in the Gorge a really good walk around the park and across the bridge and all the tracks about the Parks on both sides of the Gorge.

Thank bjbjp62164
Reviewed 5 days ago

To say I was surprised when I visited would be this year's understatement, what truly beautiful part of the world, the vision that the people who developed this park, must have been immense. The views across the gorge, from the upper viewing platform, are spectacular...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful reserve to enjoy varies activities such as take the chair lift across the gorge and enjoy the view. Take a walk along the gorge across the suspension bridge and just take in the relaxing sights. Great place to relax take a coffee and cake...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Awe inspiring depending on the time of year that you are visiting. Classic tranquil scenery in Summer, and raging torrents in Winter. Look for the remnants of the waterway on the Southern cliff, which turned the waterwheels of Ritchie's flour mills just East of the...More

Thank Harry W
Reviewed 1 week ago

To think that this gorge is so close to the city is amazing. Plenty of walks and breath taking scenery

Thank John N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a whole morning walking around the gorge, it was lovely. It is good to go then as the sun shines into the gorge and reflects which makes it pretty. There is a lot of peacocks walking around and we saw at least 3...More

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started walking the Gorge before the sun was properly up and when the sun actually came up it was magical. Worth the trip!

Thank Britt W
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Eesh T
Is it difficult to get on and off the chairlift? Would a 4 year old be able to go on it?
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.
How long do we need to tour the whole Cataract Gorge Reserve?
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
Are there any camping, caravan parks or free camping areas shroud here as we will be in a camper van and would love to stay for a couple of days?
7 January 2016|
Response from annettelouise1959 | Reviewed this property |
i noticed when we where there a camper van came and parked over where the buses parked we had a car it was very busy so get there early if you want a park check with the council there but i am pretty sure you can not stay... More