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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
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Unfortunately the lower walking track back to the carpark was closed due to the floods over the winter. We saw blue wrens along the path to the suspension bridge. Peacocks at the cafe, one with a chick.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We got here late in the day about 4.00. It was drizzling but not too unpleasant. The place is well worth the visit. We could imagine spending a day here on another occasion in slightly better weather. Make sure you do the chair lift and...More

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We revisited this beautiful location and were pleased to see that it had recovered after the floods. We enjoyed walking on the suspension bridge.

Thank SarahMarra
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We did the Launceston thing and drive to Cataract Gorge to ride the chairlift, which surely must be the slowest as well as the longest for a good way! It was fun viewing the gorge from the air, seeing the Peacocks and the lively gardens...More

Thank jennidad
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The Cataract Gorge Reserve area is a great place to visit , there is very good walking tracks , the chairlift is amazing and at the end of the ride the Lyrebirds are most entertaining .

Thank bryan4711
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

we were not physically conditioned to do long hikes nor were we properly attired for the mountains, so we wandered around Dove Lake and took a shorter 1.5hr walk to Ronny Creek via Lake Lilly. ... instead of walking, we were hopping like the wallaby...More

Thank JBWKoh
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This walk, just outside the city centre of Launceston would have you believe that you have left the city and possibly even Australia and arrived in Europe. There are two options- a level tourist walk and a more challenging walk with over two hundred stairs,...More

Thank jennifer s
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful park where you can see wallabies, peacocks and echidnas. For $15, you can take the chairlift and cross the basin with an amazing view of the park. If the weather is good, bring your suits for a swim either at the public...More

Thank tartue t
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We've visited the gorge on our first day at Launceston, it was quite hot (over 35 degrees) and the gorge was packaged with people. To our surprise the gorge has a full blown swimming pool in the middle of it and majority of people preferred...More

Thank sydney_travel000
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit while in Launceston. The chairlift is fun and has lovely views. It's worth the short trek to the top of the mountain once to get to the other side of the gorge to check out the lookout. There is also a...More

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Eesh T
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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