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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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Moe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Going in after there had been floods and the amount of water going down the gorge. The walk across the suspension bridge with all the water underneath was spectacular. There were two Peacocks that came up to us in the car park and we're not frightened of of at all

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was cold. There are ice on the surface of the river. We did not manage to do the hiking to walk further into the reserve however we are amazed by whatever we had seen. Can explore further next time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My partner and I loved walking through here. It was a lot of fun, there were peacocks roaming around and the surroundings were really lovely and picturesque.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We walked up the Gorge from the harbour/Kings Park area on a fresh but sunny winter morning. Very picturesque steep cliff river sides with rushing water beneath. Watched several people abseil down the cliff side. At the top of the Gorge, there are a number of open botanical garden areas to wander through and a number of walks to take... More

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Went their with family over Christmas and both me and my partner are vegetarian. Nice to see that they had a few veggie options, food was very good and good sized portions!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A nice winter day in Launceston - walked from the Best Western (on Earl St) to the Gorge. Nice walk. Wouldn't want to do it when it was raining.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's nice and you can take the chairlift. I would recommend you to take a walk there and you can also bring kids along to play with some facilities there. The toilets are plentiful and very clean. The river current was strong with the look of it.

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George Town, Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to visit with friends. Yummy coffee and beautiful scenery. The peacocks are friendly. The restaurant is also amazing - great food & service

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Nice intro to the area; helpful and informative commentary on boat; time of year prevented longer cruises.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is best place to spend half or a day at Launceston. I visit the city twice and always want to go there each time. Good walking track. Relax garden area and clear water.

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