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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 October 19, 2014 NEW

19th century pleasure garden. The gorge has a swimming hole, olympic pool, chair lift, suspension bridge, cafe and gorge side walking path

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Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I drove over the gorge and walked around a little bit. I didn't have much time, but what I saw was very beautiful. It appeared to be a place where you could spend the entire day hiking around on the various trails and enjoying nature. I LOVED seeing all of the gorgeous spring flowers!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Park near the Penny Royal and walk over the Victoria Bridge (a work of art in itself) then up the pathway along the Gorge to the tearooms. Cross over the gorge and catch the chairlift back. Recommended

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Lovely area with a great deal of natural beauty in addition to planted gardens surrounding the buildings. The peacocks were plentiful and not too shy. I went with my mother who has mobility issues, and she was able to walk the loop to the upper kiosk and back without too much trouble. She didn't feel brave enough to try the... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Always a lovely spot to visit. The chairlift is such a scenic and leisurely way to enjoy the scenery. Make sure you take the walk to the suspension bridge, it's quite something. Easy for all age groups, they were stopping and starting the chairlift for some elderly visitors to make it easier for them to hop on/off. The walk down... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We walked from the Trevallyn side of the Cataract Gorge, through to Duck Reach and return. To find the Duck Reach walk, you head from the Trevallyn side across the Suspension Bridge, and turn right (well sign posted). The sign states that it is a 90 minute return walk, but we did it in 60 minutes, and that included time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Such a pretty place to visit. Everywhere you look has something to offer. We spent the morning there, went on the chair lift, had brunch at the cafe, and walked around. Thoroughly enjoyed our morning there and so did our 3yr daughter

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Gatton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Great walk, amazing views, very tranquil. Best to do it early morning or late afternoon before it gets too hot.

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Grafton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Easy scenic walk near heart of town. Tea gardens in the middle of Gorge are a beautiful place to have lunch. Chairlifts also go over the Gorge if you prefer. Suspension bridge is fun and provides good views up and down Gorge.

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Burnie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Visited twice in August. The scenery is nice but not WOW as some reviews state. Worth a trip if you happen to be in Launceston, nice for a walk and a look at the beautiful peacocks. Check out more photos here: https://wordpress.com/post/71243770/189

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