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Cataract Gorge Cruises

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Address: End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing...

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

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Allow you to gain perspective on how spectacular the gorge is The engineering feat of building the bridge

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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highett
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Allow you to gain perspective on how spectacular the gorge is The engineering feat of building the bridge

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Beechworth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We boarded a well appointed craft and were welcomed by tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. The crew were friendly and accommodating, looking after our every need. The Captain narrated the whole trip with great enthusiasm, knowledge and stories that made the longer 2.5 hr trip very enjoyable. Towards the end of the trip, we sampled local wines and beers and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was a great 50 minute trip on the river, and while the first part gave some history of the river and flooding the second part in the Gorge was stunning! The engine was shut off as such and you could just listen and watch. Highly recommend this trip!

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1 Thank swimmingotta
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I want to say at the outset I was a sceptic and I had read the reviews, that it could be that good. The cute little boat, was comfortable and the skipper and commentator (Rolley) was so confident and knowledgeable that I had learned so much in the first 20 minutes of the journey. Knows his way around. Despite doing... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great tour service in cataract gorge, when the cruise pass through the old boat and under the king bridge, the tourist guide was happy to explain everything.

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Thank Kelvin C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We enjoyed the river cruise and it was a relaxed way to see the Cataract Gorge as we have mobility issues.We took the longer cruise with the lure of afternoon tea. It was very pleasant and we would have liked more :)

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1 Thank Denise Q
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and wonderful guide. The cruise started on time, the gorge itself is beautiful. I can't believe how much I was able to learn within a short time. Will be back again to do the 4 hour cruise for sure! B

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Leisurely cruise, you will find parking spots are snapped up quickly and you must pay and display, make sure if going on the cruise your parking time will be covered for the time you will be cruising. Lovely informative commentary of the local area first, then we were taken a short distance up the gorge. You will see people walking... More 

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1 Thank tina s
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We did the Tamar River and Cataract Gorge Cruise. A two and half hour afternoon tea cruise. The captain was very informative and gave a brilliant commentary. There was plenty of cakes, coffee, tea and fruit for afternoon tea. The scenery was great and cruising up the gorge was a terrific experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Good 50min cruise. Informative and lovely views of the cataract gorge. Highly recommended when in Launceston.

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