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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

We have toured here several times and has a lot to offer. From the majestic wildlife to swimming or dining there is a lot to do. Tranquility close to town this is definitely worth a visit.

Thank Gibbinsp
Reviewed yesterday

It is always a surprise to find this rugged gorge right on the edge of town and so different to the rest of Launceston. The rugged granite cliffs and rocks and the gorge itself are in contracts to the surrounding countryside. There are some excellent...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed yesterday

We took full advantage of what the gorge had to offer. We took several walks including the suspension bridge and came back via the zig zag track which included lots of steps so only do it if you are up to the challenge, especially on...More

Thank MeeMawB
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Cataract Gorge. The lady selling tickets to the chair lift was so helpful and the gentleman at the visitor centre had great local knowledge. We enjoyed the chairlift ride and the walks in the reserve. The cafe on the...More

Thank NorrisAroundAust
Reviewed 2 days ago

My partner's dad who traveled around Tasmania said this is the best scenic walk in Tasmania. There are several walking routes, so, you can spend the whole day here! Also loved the chair lift ride and what an amazing idea to have a free public...More

Thank LC888
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So the beard and I went for a stroll through cataract gorge, I had previously visited but he had not. I forgot how pretty this place is! We stayed in the city near the theatre and walked from their it was about 20minutes. The gorge...More

Thank Seyah25
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Gorge is stunning and it’s a good thing to do on a hot day as there is plenty of shade as you walk around. The view from the bridge is also very beautiful, but the bridge does move if too many people are on...More

Thank Lizzie0909
Reviewed 3 days ago

The facilities at Cataract Gorge are fantastic. The scenery is exceptional. The one sore point about the city of Launceston is the feeling that if you are a tourist with a car, the city council is out to fleece you at every opportunity. At the...More

Thank turneraandam
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A lovely area to picnic, walk, have a coffee, explore, walk on a swinging bridge and ride a cable chair lift (scary!). There’s even an outdoor swimming pool and peacocks showing off their beautiful feathers! So glad we spent a few hours exploring

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for a walk and took the easy way pass the bridge,the other side was to much of a hike for us.It was pleasant but not spectacular as we were there in october so not much water and very calm. A few student were jumping...More

Thank Beina1
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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