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Cataract Gorge Cruises

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Address: End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: (03) 6334 9900
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Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing...

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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This was a great way to view the gorge with someone who had local knowledge to tell you about all the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Lynda R
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Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a great way to view the gorge with someone who had local knowledge to tell you about all the history.

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Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I decided to go on the 50 minute 1:30pm tour. Skipper was very informative, happy and very friendly. Had a joke with us as well. Winter special second person cheaper and can use your ticket for a variety of discounts at other places with no expiry. We will be back!

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Jindabyne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The Cataract cruise tour was very informative and very relaxing - a lovely way to spend a couple of hours - thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We did the longer Tamar Valley Cruise. Skipper was very personable and knowledgeable with staff friendly and helpful. Very comfortable vessel with good viewing from most areas. Well worth the money.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We did the 50min cruise & it was very Enjoyable the weather was fine so this made for great photography & the commentary by the cruise guide boat driver was great. Highly recommend, & the gorge was awesome.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go on the cruise to view Cataract Gorge and gladly say that we have no regrets. The boat captain, Chris was an interesting chap. He was sharing with us his personal experiences and even the history of the ports and docks in Launceston. Also shared with us the different good restaurants for us to dine at. The... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

Its a very resonably priced short tour (50 minutes) of part of the Tamar river and the Cataract Gorge. The company have longer cruises on a larger boat. This is great if your on a budget. The captain is great and knows his local history. Loved it very relaxing cruising in lovely old boat.

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I am having real trouble understanding how this boat tour has got any positive feedback?! It is the most uninspiring boat tour I've ever experienced!! The views are very underwhelming... The highlights were two silos! The guide droned on about completely dull and useless information that no one in their right minds wanted to know, "this is a clock tower,... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016

This was the most awful boat trip I have ever experienced. The captain spent a lot of time telling us about the local real estate, where we could get ten percent off lunch, and showed us silos, and decaying boats. We learnt little about the history of the area. The gorge is better viewed by foot.This was a complete waste... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

This is a great must do in Launceston. The tours run every hour and last about 50 mins. You learn so much about the area and the guy on board is so knowledgeable.

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