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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6334 9900
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Ranked #13 of 35 Activities in Launceston
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and...
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Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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.

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Launceston, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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23 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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