Cataract Gorge Reserve
Cataract Gorge Reserve
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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  • happykoabug
    Honolulu, Hawaii169 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    great place to spend with family and friends
    We had a early morning walk on one of trails of the Cataract Gorge, a slice of wilderness right in the heart of town & Launceston's star natural attraction. Autumn colors were abound in the reserve and we saw a wallaby near the suspension bridge. Plenty of bathrooms near the pool area and there are bbq grills available to use. The cafe and chairlifts weren't open as we left before 9 am.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 May 2023
  • catkid3
    Victoria, Australia148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful views so close to the CBD
    If you're a wildlife fan I recommend visiting first thing in the morning - there were plenty of wallabies and birds when I arrived around 9am, as well as hardy any people. Plenty of clean toileting facilities and most of the general paths around the reserve are gentle or moderate slopes. Would definitely visit again and dedicate more than 3 hours to explore as there's so much to see. Parking is plentiful and is roughly $2 an hour.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Laurel T
    Sydney, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful natural wonder
    It is great to walk around this amazing place. Families love it, couples love it and walkers love it. Entry is free too! so you don't have to spend money. If you want to spend money, you can take the chairlift (only $20) or eat in one of the 2 restaurants (at tourist prices of course)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • Tvg12345
    Newcastle, Australia10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super Awesome
    Spectacular location very peaceful and pretty.Staff are extremely welcoming and helpful. You can get an idea of the place in 1 hour if you are short on time otherwise you can literally spend all day.Easy walks for littlw kids and joyul park and great amenities. Perfect for walks with teens too. I think it is one if the best locations in Tassie a must do if you are visiting Launceston
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 October 2023
  • Mandy Coombs
    North Petherton, United Kingdom556 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely Gorge with great facilities
    Lovely gorge, with great facilities. The chairlift looked great, although we chose to do the zig zag walk which is not for the faint hearted. The walk was pretty tough going & we were hoping to do a loop but hadn’t realised one side of the gorge was closed due to a rock fall, so we had to back via the zig zag track! Great place not far out of town with great recreational facilities (picnic area, cafe, plunge pool)
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Darren_Walley
    Plymouth, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just WOW !!
    A hidden gem, beautiful scenery and a great place to walk and relax. Go solo, with family or friends and relax. I had a great time, the park team that I met were very friendy. Fantastic day out and a must visit.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 November 2023
  • wombatdavid
    Hobart, Australia2,657 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely reserve
    We walked from the Silo carpark to the gorge and back. Note at present that the easier walk on the right side of the river is shut due rock fall. You can take the left side (Zig Zag track) which is harder. It is a lovely reserve and you can walk on the suspension bridge and see peacocks. Take your swimmers if you want to swim.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
  • Liisa and Dave B
    Adelaide, Australia2,510 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best place to visit in Launceston
    WOW! We came here not expecting such an amazing reserve. We hiked seven kilometres along the track which varied in Scenic views and gradience. Hard to believe that this massive reserve is around 10 minutes out of Launceston city. The chairlift was a must! Toilets are located in two different spots. There is a cafe though we didn’t go there as we were so captivated by all that the reserve has to offer in views. We saw wallabies and peacocks. 🦚 There are many varieties of trees. Extremely well kept premises. Highly recommend this place if in Launceston. Update: Returned two years later and hiked the Gorge in reverse this time. Afterwards we stopped at the cafe for coffee. Loved spending a good part of the day here- Great hike with beautiful views!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 November 2023
  • GinnyToh
    Singapore, Singapore162 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful and interesting place
    Located within the residential area. You’ll come to a big carpark just at the entrance. Note: You need to find the parking machine to buy the parking ticket. The ticket needs to be displayed on yr vehicle. The ticket counter for the chair lift is near the entrance. You can either buy one way or two way ticket. We chose to buy one way up and walked back via the suspension bridge. (Abt 15mins) In the middle of the reserve, you’ll find a big swimming pool and a kids playground by the side. For those up for adventure, take a dive and swim in the gorge. There are showers/ changing rooms available. There’s also a cafe located within the reserve.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
  • Selana
    Australia43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    An absolute must visit when in Launceston. Just a short drive from the city. The lady at the ticket booth provided exceptional customer service. I suggest walking the gorge first, then catching the chair lift back. Sight seeing was fantastic
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 December 2023
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Fiona G
Adelaide, Australia315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The gorge is proximal to Launceston city so very easy to get to if you are staying here
It is free which is pretty rare in this day and age. There is a base which has a place to purchase food, stop for a picnic or take a swim
From the base , known as first basin There is a series of walking trails to choose from
There is also an option to walk across a suspension bridge across the gorge or pay for a chairlift.
Written 30 March 2024
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JPK2210
Wamberal, Australia29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Wow, what an awesome gem for Launceston!
to be honest, I thought it would be one of those places that didn't really live up to expectations, but boy did it deliver!
Just a beautiful spot, an could happily wander the trails for hours.
Written 20 March 2024
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cogduo
South Fremantle, Australia105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fantastic experience visiting the Gorge. The chairlift was great. Jo in the booking office is a top Ambassador for Tasmania.
Thoroughly recommend this location so close to the City.
Written 19 March 2024
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Neil L
Lake Forest, IL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great place to hike and spend the morning. We were impressed how well maintained the trails were and how beautiful the scenery was. Fun trip.
Written 19 February 2024
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ1,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Gorge is located right outside the city Center. We drove there as the Gorge walk from town is closed due to rock slide until perhaps March. There are various trails to walk, a chairlift, restaurant. There is a huge pool next to the gorge also.

We hiked up to cataract lookout, walked across the suspension bridge and walked the trail to Sentinel lookout. We then had a picnic and watched the various peacocks. There is a family or more of them with babies (2 weeks old), as well as wallabys.

It was a really lovely day spent here
Written 16 February 2024
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Pat M
Isle of Wight, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We did not know what to expect at this wonderful attraction but were very impressed by it: lots to see and do, well maintained, clean toilets, refreshments, glorious views, thrills and fun. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Launceston
Written 8 February 2024
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Lesley M
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The views were amazing we took so many photos. Lovely swimming pools or swim in the river. Walks and a lovely park with many peacocks. A chairlift which takes you over the land and river. Or a swing bridge to get around if the chairlift doesn’t take your fancy. Payment only for the carpark and chairlift,
Written 17 January 2024
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Vaughan S
Clarkson, Australia703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
What an amazing place. Epic view, top notch facilities throughout and plenty to see and do.
Views to die for, swimming, bbq’s a funicular and cable car. Great place to take a family or just walk around and check the place out.
Written 6 January 2024
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Selana
Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
An absolute must visit when in Launceston. Just a short drive from the city.
The lady at the ticket booth provided exceptional customer service. I suggest walking the gorge first, then catching the chair lift back. Sight seeing was fantastic
Written 30 December 2023
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Jacqui A
North West England, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
From arriving the staff were excellent assisting us to go on the chairlift safely as mum has mobility issues. The views are stunning and of course at the top the surprise of wallabies and peacocks
Written 25 December 2023
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