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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Christmas Day

It was a sunny Christmas Day in Launceston and when looking at what the options were for the day a walk hit the spot. Our hotel, The Old Bakery Inn, was a short walk from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It was a sunny Christmas Day in Launceston and when looking at what the options were for the day a walk hit the spot. Our hotel, The Old Bakery Inn, was a short walk from the start of the gorge. We spent a few hours walking and found the swimming pool that was well presented and the old hydroelectric power... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A wonderful scenic highlight in a beautiful setting. Walking trails for easy walking and for those who don't mind the steeper climbs. I visited in summer when the large water basin part of the gorge is used by the locals as a fantastic swimming hole for those who don't mind a cold awakening! Beautiful, manicured lawns roll down to the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

There is a George itself is pretty I suggest you take the cable car across for a good view. There is plenty of nice park area to walk around or picnic with the family. There is quite a few walking trails, we climbed the mountain - sensible shoes are a must most of the paths and definitely the one up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is the place that defines Launceston. An otherwise sleepy small town, this location brings the place alive in its true character. Amazing trails - a hiking trail and easier walking trails, dotted with trees that should have an age of a few hundreds of years, a lovely gorge, a seal swimming along the river, the place should just not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely walk through the gorge when last visiting Launceston. You have options of having a short walk or a longer walk. Just be mindful it easy to get lost and there are a few hills and the bridge to walk over which can sway a bit so it might not be for the feint hearted. As I am... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

It is a loverly 3 - 5 hours at least of solid exploring of the gorge, in which you will see rapids, bush, amazing rock formations and even a solid variety of wildlife from red beetles to small skinks, echindas! and even green and black snakes (it's okay they mainly are sunbaking during the day even then there rather harmless... More 

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Main Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This was a spot I almost missed. So happy I convinced my husband to stop here. Gorgeous spot would recommend you take time for a leisurely walk. Great photo spot.

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Tolga, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We traveled to the Gorge and used the chair lift one way. The walks are pleasant views were nice. The cafe had great scones and staff were very pleasant and helpful. A worthwhile visit while in the area.

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Saltcoats, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Good selection of trail walking - 10k down to 500m so there is something for everyone, Interesting and exciting views round every corner on the Duck Reach walk with good info at the old power station - take plenty water on this walk and come back to café and chairlift area for a refreshing swim afterwards (and flathead & chips)

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely scenery so close to town. Well worth the walk, in fact it is a must when visiting Launceston.

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