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Cataract Gorge Reserve

Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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$491*
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4-Day Tasmania East Coast Tour from Launceston...
96%
Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

View from the chairlift was lovely, grounds were well kept, the peacocks certainly make the trip even more worth while!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Get on the chairlift! Do the Eagle Eyrie Lookout (requires appropriate footwear and moderate physical fitness) and check out the suspension bridge near the second basin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must to see place. It’s so close to CBD. Beautiful sceneries as you walk through the various tracts or chairlift. Its free to enter the reserve but fees apply to chairlift and carpark. The ride on chairlift through the cliff passes over the rhododendron and fern gardens. I imagine the place to be even more spectacular during... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Try chairlift one way then have a coffee at the Victorian style café surrounded by sometimes aggressive peacocks. Walk back across the swaying bridge over the cataract. A world class site

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

The Gorge is such a pretty place! Flowers in the gardens, walks that take you to different points in the gorge, the chairlift and the pool near the river...don't miss out when you're visiting Launceston, I think it's quite worth seeing! And only a ten minute drive from town centre.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This Cataract Gorge is not too far from the Mall. We walked 15 mins, past a small harbor and immediately did the hike after passing the King's garden. Very nice - and we arrived at the swimming pool on a nice, sunny day. Took the chair lift round trip and then did a small trail before the bridge. There are... More 

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Karratha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Great introductory bush walk a stones throw from the city. Good place to take the kids. Plenty of walks for the more adventurous as well.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Easy lovely walk, well worth doing. Very scenic and used by locals. We saw a seal, basking on the rocks. The gorge is huge and it is amazing that they managed to create the walk track when they did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's free (as long as you don't go on the cable car and dont include the parking)! The walk around the basin over the bridge is suitable for most small people (and you could even push a stroller - maybe a few minor stairs but nothing insurmountable). Our 3 year old easily walked the whole way. However the main reason... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Well worth seeing and was our highlight in Launceston. Set a couple of hours aside at least. Take the chair lift one way and wear comfortable shoes for a lovely walk around the great tracks.

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