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Cataract Gorge Reserve

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #1 of 21 Attractions in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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 September 19, 2014 NEW

We used to live near the Cataract Gorge some years ago and frequently walked the track which was always a delight. We took all our visitors on the walk, enjoyed Devonshire tea at the cafe near the rotunda and enjoyed watching the Peacocks which are always in the area. We have just spent 2 nights in a nearby motel in... More

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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is the very best scenery Launceston has to offer. A choice of multiple walking tracks you can spend a day here attacking it from different angles. Jump in for a swim in the summer or see the basin in full flood in winter. Grab a coffee or even dinner across the northern is eat the restaurant. Better yet, this... More

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the chairlift on the way up and the suspension bridge coming back. Lovely cafe with peacocks running free in gardens.Plenty of walks to go on and lovely scenery.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

needed a push in parts but idyllic so close to city centre. cool in shadow of surrounding rocks looking down on ferry up the gorge

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

it was great we went on the chairlift & you could see all of the gorge & water falls we also went on the cruise & that was very interesting & informative the things you find out is amazing a great time all in all no negative coments

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous spot - espacially the tea house/restuarant on the western side. Take the chair lift over, or back, its a nice ride and awesome view.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We walked to the gorge from Kings bridge. The path is excellent and only takes 15 mins. The kids loved seeing peacocks and other wildlife up close, and enjoyed walking around there. The chair lift was a winner as well, although I thought a bit too expensive.

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Palm Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went on a boat cruise - was quiet at the time and some local information provided by the Captain of the boat.

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Lockington Vic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

An amazing walk through the Gorge. Watch the Rock Climbers and just enjoy the beautiful views. It's a gentle walk with plenty of benches to rest if you need to. If you are quiet enough, you might also see a possum eating just on the low lying branches!

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a lovely surprise this place is! 2km out of city centre and you find this gorgeous gorge! The walks are lovely, the chairlift and experience and the restaurant was great! You will come across a multitude of different wildlife here - peacocks & bandicoots included! The chairlift was a fun experience and a great perspective to look at the... More

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