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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Love the chair lifts across the gorge, our walks around the base 1 and this we discovered a very nice restraunt.

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Marion, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Gorge is a great way to spend an afternoon. Taking the chairlift gives you a nice overview of the area. Walk across the suspension bridge, hike along the cliff face or just wander through the Victorian garden. Visit the museum then just go sit in the sunshine and watch the river roll by.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Gorge is beautiful and you can take the chair lift for $12 to get a good view of the whole reserve. The cafe serves beautiful coffee and delicious food. The walk up to the old power station is well worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

You can only buy a single ticket cost you $12 to the top and them follow the bridge came back. It is only a short walk. Also, you can bring some food inside to BBQ or picnic.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

After a trip over the Gorge on the chairlift Morning tea was the next thing to do had scones beautiful light and fluffy. Fab scenery coffee great

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Brought back lots of childhood memories. Worth going here, especially in sumner with a picnic, bbqs also available.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Amazing walk minutes from the city. The 7 and 5 year olds amazed at the peacocks strutting around,potoroo wandering through the bush and the wallabies quiet enough to pat. All this combined with an easy walk through bush land with torrents of rushing water below the track . All topped off with a peaceful ride on the chairlift to a... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Walked the length of the river, took the chairlift and visited the many cheeky peacocks. Gorgeous spot to have a coffee and a brilliant view. Take the chairlift over and the suspension bridge back for an adventurous loop. However, this is a traditional chairlift: no seatbelts. Those with small children might like to know in advance.

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Woollamia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A great place to relax and wander the lovely gardens and rugged scenery of the reserve. Easy access, convenient parking although a bit costly. A great place for a picnic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Cataract Gorge Reserve was perfect for a morning run! Paved paths take you through the stunning scenery. There were beautiful gardens and beaches.

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