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Cataract Gorge Reserve

#1 of 74 things to do in Launceston Features Animals
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Start from Kings Bridge for the zig zag tracks, one's much steeper than the other but lots of great photo ops. The easier one takes you around the gorge past the concrete tree shelter (it looks like it's made from trees but it's made from...More

1  Thank nemohobart
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was breathtaking, i loved it, it's in the heart of Launceston and it's got a great surrounding of nature, one my fave things about Launceston

Thank sahvanna k
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chair ride is a bit cold in the morning. The walks are easy and well laid out. Very interesting. Would recommend a visit. The chair guides are helpful and information.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little walk about 15-20mins around cataract gorge and first basin. There are sections just off the main track where your fitness levels need to be a bit higher but we did the main walk across the suspension bridge with a 4 year old...More

1  Thank Kylie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk along the Gorge very level on one side very steep on the other great scenery and rock formations , the suspension bridge was great fun in the windy weather but a very enjoyable 40 Minute walk.

2  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful spot - take the cataract walk both ways; avoid walking the google maps way unless you want to walk in the burbs!

Thank JK69
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 2kms walk from city centre and then 3km walk from the entrance. Is an easy walk for all ages. Absolutley stunning also a restaurant and small cafe at the end of the walk. A must when visiting Launceston.

1  Thank L2142UNmelissaf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cataract Gorge is absolutely stunning and a must see for every visitor to Launceston. Great scenery, atmosphere and tranquility this place is beautiful. The chair lift (would avoid if you are afraid of heights) was a must, and had great views of the Gorge. Only...More

1  Thank Ash O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see if visiting "lonnie". Easy to get to and to walk around. Nice place for photos. Suspension bridge and walkway, chair lift, in summer swimming pools. Good setup for picnics with bbqs and plenty of laen3 area for picnics. Also good...More

Thank mishw23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great adventure! The chairlift was very worthwhile, however I wouldn't recommend it for children under 8.

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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
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