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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Highly recommended

After 4 years of living in Tassie (and, before that, 20 years of visiting), I finally took the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
l0uise668
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Launceston, Australia
50 minute cruise was well worthwhile

We took the 50 minute cruise and thought it was a great trip. Some fantastic views especially the... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Brett O
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Sydney
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Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After 4 years of living in Tassie (and, before that, 20 years of visiting), I finally took the Cataract Gorge cruise tour (50mins). Really interesting seeing familiar spots from a different angle. The driver/tour guide was great and learnt a lot. I'm planning on doing...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

We took the 50 minute cruise and thought it was a great trip. Some fantastic views especially the 10 minutes we were in the gorge. Good commentary from the captain as well, although he made too many comments about the silt problem (yes, it is...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Excellent trip up the Tamar. Lovely morning Tea, beautiful lunch and great sightseeing. Terrific info on the way as well.

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Reviewed March 22, 2018

We took the 50 minute cruise and enjoyed it immensely. The old boat was great and our captain full of knowledge with the occasional story thrown in. The section travelled in the gorge itself while short was of special interest.We felt it was one of...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This cruise was what we expected it to be. We were informed about the history of many of the places we passed and had the unexpected surprise of a scottish piper playing as we went past the rotunda along the way. Other passengers were there...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

I didn't think this was value for money. We saw nothing more than what you see when you stand on the jetty. Don't waste your time

1  Thank 23juneanns
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We took the 50 minute Cataract Gorge cruise and really enjoyed it. Pleasant commentary - learned quite a bit about Launceston.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Only had time for the short 50min cruise, but still saw lots to photograph. Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable, Only four of us on this trip so we got to ask questions if we needed to know any background info. Had my walker with...More

1  Thank jusharr
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Short 50 minute cruise up the Tamar estuary and then turned round to coast up the Cataract Gorge. Electric motor on the boat made for a silent peaceful approach up the gorge. Captain very very knowledgeable both of recent and much older history of the...More

3  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. They were very informative and gave a great running commentary the whole time. Answered any question when asked. The morning tea was also very good. A great way to spend a morning

Thank Loryn B
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