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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

This is a must if you are planning to go to Launceston. The Gorge is just on the doorstep of the city. We did a return walk to the Gorge. There are chair lifts but opted out as the walk was interesting but not too...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great asset for Launceston. Beautiful grassed area, contrasted by the brilliant blue water of the swimming pool and the Tamar River. A great picnic area and cafe either side of the gorge. Visitors have a selection of walks to choose from, ample photo...More

Thank peter s
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only 3km from centre of Launceston!! Suggest a quick light snack from the Gorge Kiosk, close to the entrance. Then the Chairlift across the Gorge. (Tickets can be purchased at the booth near the Kiosk). Get off and go for a walk along some of...More

1  Thank Christopher017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked the path up from Kings Bridge so had a great view approaching the basin. The first part we came to was more formal gardens with wallabies and peacocks roaming. Then the suspension bridge to the other side. The park,and pool look amazing and...More

1  Thank Dianna C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This walk is refreshing and a great way to start the day. Staff keep the walk way clean and remove debris from the track daily. The gardens are well cared for too with beautiful flowers on display. Wallabies were wandering around this morning, so cute...More

Thank Anita L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had 2 young children and it was very accessible with a pram to get around the gorge with them. We even got to go on the chair lift and the kids loved every second of looking at everything. Went for a walk around the...More

Thank Firella_86
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a quick look and wanted to stay for hours! Peacocks walking around everywhere. Great facilities and just beautiful to look around.

Thank AngelicaAttard
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful. Easy parking and easy to walk around. The bridge walk was a highlight. Peacocks every where. Lovely.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 6 days ago

The walk alongside the gorge was easy, but definitely need to take water. It is peaceful and the rocks are incredible. There is a real sense of peace as you stroll along. The chair lift is well worth the experience, although better value if you...More

Thank Suze333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Remarkable walk near the town. Do both sides and have a coffee at the cafe. Also do the walk up the river towards the first look out on the way to the power station. We did not have time to go to the power station...More

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16 October 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
If you are keen to see young kangaroos ask your travel agent to look up zoos or animal reserves. Each state in Australia will have a number of options. The babies live inside a pouch on the mother Roos stomach.
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