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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6334 9900
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Ranked #10 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We did the morning cruise up the river and the gorge because the tide was going out we had to do the gorge first which was great and then we went up the river but because the tide was out so much it was all mud flats not what we expected to see and there was not a lot of... More

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Emerald, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Cataract Gorge Cruises are lovely and reasonably priced. A must do when you come to this part of beautiful Tasmania.

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Scottsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Middle of school holidays and a day off work so decided to take the 50 minute cruise to Cataract Gorge. So glad we did this little trip, Launceston is so beautiful from the water. Found out quite a bit of local history and the gorge was lovely. We were lucky enough to get to see the Sea Shepherd in the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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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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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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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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