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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 0447-673-459
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Nice trekking route in the gorge

Trekked along the Duck Reach Trail to the Sentinel Point, which we thought was the final destination. Followed the signs and continued to reach the Duck Reach power station... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trekked along the Duck Reach Trail to the Sentinel Point, which we thought was the final destination. Followed the signs and continued to reach the Duck Reach power station museum. It took about 45min one-way. Though there were some ups and downs along the trail, it was fairly easy and recommended. Strange rocks were on either side of the gorge,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to admit I had pretty high expectations ln this place after reading so many five star reviews on TripAdvisor. I expected this place to be really big but in actuality it is not, thus the chairlift seems expensive. I recommend you only plan to spend a couple of hours here and to bring a couple of dollars for... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cataract Gorge and Reserve is unique in that this natural marvel is within a short walk of the centre of Launceston Business District. Whether during low water levels or floods there is always something to see at The Gorge.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been a while since I've visited Cataract Gorge. Always found it amazing to have such a unique scene in the middle of a city. It is definitely a must do attraction whilst in Launceston, no matter what time of the year.

Thank OzAstuteTravellers
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We started our visit with breakfast at the cafe which was delicious and reasonably priced. We then took the chairlift across the gorge, we were lucky with the weather which always helps. We had a lovely walk around encountering peacocks and wallabies along the way before taking the chairlift back. We would have loved to have a dip in the... More 

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

Great place to visit, scenery glorious. Loads of walking tracks & sights to see.places to eat & drink if needed.

Thank Merodi J
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful evolving walk from the bridge to the first basin. The walk is accessible from the city centre and is wheel chair friendly on the north side. A more challenging walk is available on the south side called the Zig Zag walk.

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Launceston is so fortunate to have this magnificent gorge within 10 minutes walk from the heart of the city. It is a stunning walk along the river and up to the first basin especially after good rains. When in flood the river crashes along under the suspension bridge.

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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gorge seems to be the thing to do in Launceston. I must say I wasn't overwhelmed but it was pleasant for a stroll. I paid $12 for the chairlift which seems wildly overpriced. Also the chair had a simple bar which came over and that was the single only safety precaution!!!!! Anyone could lift it or slip out. Absolutely... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't pick a great day to visit the Gorge - it was still recovering from the floods earlier in the year. A place of natural beauty and remarkable as it is so close to town. We did the chairlift ( a bit expensive at $15 a short round trip) - not romantic when it starts to pour down rain and... More 

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