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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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Lydford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Left side challenging walk from King's Bridge, right side lovely paved, accessible walk, also lit up in evening. Beautiful views along the way. Once you get to the reserve there is lots to do with picnic park, restaurant, facilities, and beautiful gardens. There are multiple trails for various abilities and a gondola across the river. Saw wallabies and peacocks, and... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Went up the steep track to ascend and came down the other side. I would suggest giving the steep track a miss if you have anyone in the party who struggles with steps. Excellent views with nice cafe at the end. View the wallabies near the restaurant.

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

It's not in many places that you find a beautiful gorge right in the city. Make sure to visit and have a coffee with the peacocks.

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Alice Springs, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful area. Wish they would get rid of the pool, which kills the overall features of a natural area. The amenities were of a good standard with clean public toilets. Very good signage to get there and staff were very nice. Overall, people in Tassie were very friendly unlike areas of Sydney where they are rude and up themselves.!!

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Gladstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

A must do, and if your fit, walk from town up the zig, zag track to this beautiful place on top of Launceston with amazing views and beautiful gardens, then treat yourself to a great coffee at the cafe :)

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

After falling asleep on a Tamar River cruise, we drove to the Cataract Gorge Reserve and were very impressed. We took the chair lift across and walked back over the suspension bridge. It was so quiet and peaceful and the scenery and views simply stunning, took far too many photos. On top of the scenery, we managed to sight a... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

just gorgeous could spend days here, wish we had more time to. The grounds are well kept, the peacocks are welcoming and the walk from the cafe and over the bridge was so relaxing. highly recommended.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I used to live in Launceston, and I always come to The Gorge when I come back to Tasmania for a visit. It's beautiful and well maintained. Great for a swim in summer, lots of walks to take also. The chairlift has a great view, but is a tad expensive now. I remember it used to $2.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

I wasn't too fussed on Launceston till I saw this. Fifteen min drive from the CBD is this amazing gorge where you can do some great walks. A must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We absolutely love the Cataract Gorge. We go at least once a week. My son loves splashing in the pool when it's open. Any time of the year the gorge is stunning to visit. Whether its flooded and wild or calm...I can never get enough of the beauty. It's maintained so well, and always clean and well taken care of.... More

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