We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Cataract Gorge Reserve

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 447 673 459
Website
Today
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
$136.66*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
More Info
$34.16*
and up
Guided Canoe Tour on Launceston's Tamar River

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,411 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2198
    Excellent
  • 1002
    Very good
  • 120
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Beautiful - must see!

Cataract Gorge is absolutely amazing! Been twice now and I still find it breath-taking. Not game enough to go on the chair lift myself, but others seemed to be enjoying... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed today
Jason S
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

3,411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,335: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Cataract Gorge is absolutely amazing! Been twice now and I still find it breath-taking. Not game enough to go on the chair lift myself, but others seemed to be enjoying it! Unfortunately recent flooding resulted in some usual paths being blocked off for safety which was a bit disappointing, but couldn't be helped. The bridge is a bit of an... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jason S
Gold Coast, Australia
Level Contributor
51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely chair lift ride over the gorge. This was my second visit here and still enjoyed it. Heaps of peacocks at the top and they were showing off big time with their feathers spread out! Way cool.

Helpful?
Thank joellenf910
Bangalore
Level Contributor
36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is place is nicely maintained. It's a very good place to spend a half day with family. River n bridge at the Gorge are worth the visit. Peacocks are the special attractions for me n family. They are beautiful. Lift chair ride above the gorge is gorgeous 😊 There's a cafe n another high rise restaurant with beautiful views... More 

Helpful?
Thank SANDEEPREDDYTALLA
Cronulla, Australia
Level Contributor
96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The walk from the City Centre meanders around the river to the kiosk and picnic areas. There is plenty of food and drinks available at the kiosk at reasonable prices and the local peacocks add plenty of colour to the scenery. You have a choice of a walkway, suspended bridge or chair lift to cross the Gorge to either side.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Geoff333_13
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can enjoy a nice easy walk up from the city to the restaurant or choose one of the other more energetic walks . The views of the gorge are spectacular. We chose to drive and park in the car park near the restaurant. We wandered around the gardens then took the chair lift over to the museum. This contained... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue F
australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A unique and wonderful park in the city. Love the chair lift, basin, river, flowers and pool. I have many memories here as a child and it is still wonderful after all these years. A must for any visitor to Launceston

Helpful?
Thank rosetosie
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
95 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The reserve is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. Great walking trails, wildlife and picnic spaces. The chairlift is a bit of fun. Well worth a visit if in Launceston.

Helpful?
Thank K2K62
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
86 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cataract Gorge is beautiful! We did the full circuit walk - be warned, the cliff side of the walk is stenuous and there's a lot of stairs.

Helpful?
Thank LellenAndCrew
Level Contributor
4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I was expecting something like photo... But we were very disappointed with the view and the whole water environment. The water was brown with tons of bubbles, I was so suprised that people were swimming inside it. If you are spending one day at Lauceston this is not the place.

Helpful?
Thank O Keun K
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great early morning walk around Cataract Gorge. Gentle walk took about 40 minutes. Have option of adding longer more difficult walks. Saw lots of wildlife including wallabies, peacocks and an echidna. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank 560frankr

Travelers who viewed Cataract Gorge Reserve also viewed

Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania
 

Been to Cataract Gorge Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cataract Gorge Reserve and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Cataract Gorge Reserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?