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Address: End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6334 9900
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Description: 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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Romantic cruise

Beautiful scenery, very knowledgable captain, great location, we are very happy we went, well prices for what you get plus added little bonuses along the way, additional discounts... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Beautiful scenery, very knowledgable captain, great location, we are very happy we went, well prices for what you get plus added little bonuses along the way, additional discounts to other tours nearby & restaurants/cafés Highly recommend. Thank you

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The Cataract Gorge cruise was spectacular. Spacious boat, leisurely pace, extremely knowledgeable staff, and the added attraction of sipping excellent wine while viewing the beautiful landscape around us. We enjoyed it, and it was a landscape photographer's delight.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Peaceful journey up and down the Tamar River with commentary from the Skipper during the trip. Even the rain didn't affect the tranquility of the Gorge. Souvenirs at te ock were reasonably priced and good quality.

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Tarwin Lower, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Did this cruise recently, the 2 & 1/2 hr option, and while it was enjoyable, for me, the duration was a bit long. The staff were very knowledgeable & friendly, and the morning tea offered was great as well.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I still find it hard to believe this is right in the middle of Launceston city. The one hour cruise was gentle, informative and beautiful. Though our guide wasn't particularly chatty, we learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the gorgeous scenery. It was lovely to have the engine wound back and just glide up the river. Well worth the trip.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have taken boat rides in the big European cities at a cheaper price, more scenery, longer duration and no local promotion. The six minutes spent telling us stuff we had already read in the tourism brochures before we started our "50 minute" cruise and the ongoing promotion of local sites was more than a little annoying and detracted from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my 50min river tour with Captain Callum. His knowledge of the river system, Launceston and Tasmania was inspiring. Upon his recommendation, after the tour I walked back to Cataract Gorge to explore the many paths and visit the basins he had described on tour. Such a peaceful and relaxing tour. Well worth it.

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Launceston, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We did the four hour journey to Batman bridge and back. This included a tour of the gorge which was really quite short as the boat can't go very far, together with a trip up to Batman Bridge and then back again. The price included morning tea, lunch and wine tasting. The food was excellent. The boat was a little... More 

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Bathurst, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Mid afternoon in Launceston with some time to kill and we opted for a 50 minute Cataract Gorge cruise. Just we two and Captain Callum, who has lots to offer not only about Launceston but all of Tasmania. Very enjoyable and comfortable trip on the three rivers with the highlight being the short run up the gorge. Save your tickets... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We did the shorter 50/60 minute cruise to fill in some time before lunch. This was a nice little cruise but some of the scenery (before Cataract Gorge) was pretty average. The commentary was mostly interesting. Cruising into Cataract Gorge was by far the best part of the trip as the scenery was beautiful. An added bonus was that the... More 

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