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Cataract Gorge Reserve

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Traveler Description: The endless torrent of freshwater tumbling through Launceston's Cataract Gorge is the reason the city was founded 200 years ago.  Today it's the most... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A brisk walk into a hidden oasis ! The tea room is something to be seen and enjoyed by all with the wondering peacocks and botanical loveliness , it's almost as if you have stepped back in time , a great place to relax with a hot chocolate and soak in the atmosphere , friendly staff await you and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The gorge itself is fairly easy accessable and would take about an hour to do the round trip.At the halfway mark you have café and an ala carte restaurant.The is a chairlift which takes you through part of the gorge and in summer the swimmingpool is well worth a visit

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Burnie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

this place is amazing! had the best day there, they have peacocks in the park.. they just walk around you while you're having lunch! There's also a pool there for public to use, will definitely come back in summer!! Great for photos as well!

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Fingal, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the long hikes here, and previously have enjoyed the short strolls. There is one walk that takes people up the Gorge all the way to a disused power station, about a 3 hour round trip.The scenery is great, seeing the river and canyon rock walls all the way. In the park itself is a chairlift over the cataract,... More

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

A wonderful attraction to visit in Tasmania. The beauty of nature at the Cataract Gorge Reserve. Also lovely to have a cuppa in the café, surround by the peacocks, that roam freely in the gardens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love the chair lifts across the gorge, our walks around the base 1 and this we discovered a very nice restraunt.

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Marion, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Gorge is a great way to spend an afternoon. Taking the chairlift gives you a nice overview of the area. Walk across the suspension bridge, hike along the cliff face or just wander through the Victorian garden. Visit the museum then just go sit in the sunshine and watch the river roll by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Gorge is beautiful and you can take the chair lift for $12 to get a good view of the whole reserve. The cafe serves beautiful coffee and delicious food. The walk up to the old power station is well worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

You can only buy a single ticket cost you $12 to the top and them follow the bridge came back. It is only a short walk. Also, you can bring some food inside to BBQ or picnic.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After a trip over the Gorge on the chairlift Morning tea was the next thing to do had scones beautiful light and fluffy. Fab scenery coffee great

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