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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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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The walk to the head of the gorge is along a well defined path on the edge of the gorge. The water was in full spate, so very exciting to see the white water pushing its way through the gorge. It takes about 30 minutes...More

Thank 252rosie
Reviewed 1 December 2016

A beautiful place suits everyone, regardless your age, gender or physical conditions. Definitely a must go place in Lauceston.

Thank HannahJord
Reviewed 1 December 2016

In The Middle Of The City, This Gorge is a N/C Attraction, Except For The Chair Lift. and parking; You can walk the entire area and bridge in 30 to 45 minutes. No need to spend more time.

Thank Joseph Y
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Fortunate to live nearby this wonderful place. My wife and I love to jog or walk here. Lots of different routes to choose from, some easy, some strenuous, some long, some short. Easily accessed on foot from the city. Plenty wildlife including wallaby pademelon and...More

Thank Gregnlindy
Reviewed 30 November 2016

There are a lot of beautiful peacocks roaming around. The walk to get to the basin is not difficult and not too long. The $12 single ride (or $15 return) on the chair lift over the gorge is amazing, but safety is questionable. The suspension...More

Thank Dori1516
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic... Walking through the gorge was amazing with such beautiful views of the water and surrounding hills unspoiled by us humans. There was a lovely cafe surrounded by beautiful gardens and wildlife.

Thank stiffa87
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little spot and very worthwhile spending half a day there. We completed the walk from the main car park right around to King's Bridge with a pram. Walk itself was pretty straight forward with some steep bits but the path was easily accessible with...More

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Unless you want a scrambly hike, walk the path from the north end of Kings Bridge. It is a very pleasant 1/2 hour walk to the crossing point - either via cable chairs or a suspension bridge. There was a reasonable flow of water (late...More

Thank LizaC-Medlar
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Pretty walks, variety of animals and a cool suspension bridge. No entry fee, just pay for parking and if you want to ride the chairlift that's extra.

Thank Durhamheidi
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Cataract Gorge on a bright sunny day provided a perfect back drop for some vigorous exercise and relaxing sightseeing of the beautiful gorge and wildlife.

Thank David S
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Eesh T
Is it difficult to get on and off the chairlift? Would a 4 year old be able to go on it?
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.
How long do we need to tour the whole Cataract Gorge Reserve?
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
Are there any camping, caravan parks or free camping areas shroud here as we will be in a camper van and would love to stay for a couple of days?
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