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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6334 9900
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Ranked #9 of 27 activities in Launceston
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Great little 50 minute tour. Pleasant, relaxed and informative. Switched to electric propulsion down the Gorge, which meant a quiet and beautiful cruise. Must Do when in "Lonny"!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We opted for the shorter cruise which was perfect to give us a new perspective on the estuary. Guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

There is a variety of cruises - you can choose an one hour one or up to 2 hours with food supplied. I opted for one hour. it was amazing. Prices are very affordable. Guide was fantastic - very knowledgeable of the area, history and people. Went through the Gorge and enjoyed the views. The boat stopped for tourists to... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased to see two seals and five threatened eagle hawks on our afternoon trip up and down the Tamar River and Cataract Gorge this week. Captain Callum was a wealth of information about the area of Launceston and all the wildlife about us. He could spot a rare eagle hawk by the shore line. He also pointed... More

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Wide Bay, Qld
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We booked the 2.5 hour cruise on a rainy day. Great trip, very informative and the service was excellent. Great experience and good value - we would have taken the 4 hour cruise but it was booked out. Not disappointed though as the 2.5 hour was great. Highly recommend.

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Ekeren, Antwerpen, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Fantastic trip on the water, saw sea eagles and wedgetailed eagles. Thanks to the captain and his mate for a wonderful trip. David & Gilberta Antwerp, Belgium

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

A lovely cruise along the Tamar River. We chose the 2 1/2 hr tour! The tour guide made the tour interesting with his knowledge of the area and the sights were lovely. Would recommend this tour!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We did the Cataract Gorge 50 min cruise. The boat was very comfortable. The cruise was very relaxing and scenic. The commentary by our very knowledgeable captain, Callum, was both - informative and interesting. All in all, a very enjoyable experience and good value for money. Would certainly recommend it.

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Sydney, Australia
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We enjoyed the lovely 50 min cruise with some informative commentaries from our skipper Callum, who was friendly obviously very knowledgeable, clean vessel. The views are magical, no sea sickness ( I am normally very sensitive), toilet on board. I feel it was good value for money @ $75 per family of 5 (2 adults and 3 kids aged 9-12).... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Short cruise down the 3 rivers with some interesting commentary. Seemed a bit overpriced for what you got

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