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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

The cateract gorge is one of the best attractions in Launceston. The views are simply amazing and it is a low cost/free activity.

Thank MargaretP892
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is epic! If it’s hot make sure guy take swimmers and a towel. A beautiful place to cool off. We went on the chairlift ride and the views were stunning! Loved seeing the peacocks at the other side too. Lovely walks all around...More

Thank aleeahjodie
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you're staying in Launceston, you have to come here. There isn't much else to do in Launceston. You could walk the length of the gorge which could take quite some time. I didn't do it since I had old parents with me. There is...More

Thank tan m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a spectacular place to visit. On the day we visited, there was a bag piper busking on the cataract walk in which was amplified by the gorge, just marvellous. This place is great for young families as there is a park and pool. Strollers...More

Thank Glen T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Moving around Launceston in dry hot weather, the Cataract Gorge Reserve was an inner city oasis. Tranquil, beautiful setting with lots of lovely walks and gorgeous scenery and wildlife. Take the chairlift across the Gorge and then enjoy the available walks, many of which are...More

Thank Rdwarf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say about Cataract Gorge? It is a must-do if you're visiting Launceston. How lucky the locals are that they can wander in any time!! :) It's a wonderland. We visited on a perfect summer's day and enjoyed every minute. Lots of doable...More

Thank Orange A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Highly reccommend the chair lift - the attendant were super helpful with getting my kids on to the chairs and very friendly. Park itself was very clean and well maintained and also have security patrolling! Very easy to spend a whole day here

Thank sarahmN3082EX
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to visit whether for walking, swimming or as parkland. The car park charges are reasonable and there are good amenities.

Thank KBofLB
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nature at it's best! It took approximately 1 and a half hours to walk completely around the gorge starting from the main road bridge - near Penny Royal Village. The walking track on the right side of the gorge (see photo) was mainly on a...More

Thank jdtabone
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must see area when visiting Launceston. We walked to the Gorge from the CBD which isn’t that far but is good exercise. The South Esk River is beautiful as we’d seen it at Evandale earlier during our Tassie visit. So many beautiful...More

Thank Jim D
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Tondz | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Kaijunjia. If you really want to hike, then Freycinet National park has plenty of varied walks for all fitness levels and great views too. The kayaking is absolutely worth it.
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.