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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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We spent about a total of 1.5 hours here. Took the chairlift up one way ($12 per person one way & $15 return) and decided to walk back to explore around the bridge. We also took a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent about a total of 1.5 hours here. Took the chairlift up one way ($12 per person one way & $15 return) and decided to walk back to explore around the bridge. We also took a short hike up to the Dog's head- absolutely rewarding view!!! If you have about 20 minutes to spare, definitely recommended to do that!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't go through Launceston without visiting Cataract Gorge. It's a great mix of peaceful green lawn with raw nature. The photos definitely don't do it justice. You can spend from half an hour to many hours here walking around the Gorge, depending on how far in you want to go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the chairlift and then walk to the top and then walk back. Short walk nice easy. Depending on ur former touristic exp. The gorges are not a super not to be missed place but it is pleasant. Take 2 hours max to make the full tour. This is widely enough unless u take the harsh trail to go... More 

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Thank Pascale R
Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

During our recent trip to Launceston my daughter and I went along to this very impressive Cataract Gorge! We took a cab instead of walking, but when we got there we were amazed by this place! We took a couple of walks around, but didn't take a chance on the chairlifts, as not good with those things! The suspension bridge... More 

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Thank 31countrygal
Longford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Travelling into Launceston i never thought such a gorge could exist right in the city .Great cafe overlooking a natural creation in the middle of Launceston

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We are so lucky as locals to have this magnificent natural attraction so close to the city You can walk, swim, eat at 2 cafe's , kayak here good for people who want to climb also or just take a picnic and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. No charge for entry as managed by the council. Lyn cameron

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Melbourne, Vic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We did the round walk up one side and down the other. Enjoyed it very much, beautiful bushland. Looked for a geocache hidden in here. We noticed a high flood line on the banks and couldn't imagine the volume of water that must have been in here when that happened. Halfway along the walk we came out to an area... More 

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Thank slinky1100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must visit if you are in Launceston. Picturesque gardens. Peacocks, cable car and swimming pool. In summer it is glorious and in winter its magnificent as the river tumbles down through the gorge.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Daily walkers and joggers, swimmers, families, foodies, kayaker, rock climbers, tourists and locals: you'll find them all at the Gorge Reserve. The cafe serves excellent food and the Restaurant is a great choice for a romantic dinner or a large group. The Gorge is the heart of Launceston and no visitor to the region should miss it, especially if you... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place, it is the real jewel in Launceston and something that Hobart can't complete with. Take a boat trip or a walk around the gorge. Go to first basin and have a BBQ on one of the many free ones around. Swim in the free open air pool, see it from the air in the chair... More 

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