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“A little piece of paradise”

Cataract Gorge Reserve
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$149.49*
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Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Launceston
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Bundaberg, Australia
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74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A little piece of paradise”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Beautiful place. Amazing devonshire tea at the cafe and the chair lift is fun. You can walk up an appetite ariund the gorge of just sit and watch the peacocks.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must see if in Launceston”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

this place is a matter of minutes form the centre of Launceston and is such a beautiful area - you feel at times that you could be in a gorge miles from any civilisation and yet your only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the city centre.

We didnt do the chairlift but did the swinging bridge which is free.

Cafe on pool side was not great but ok to get a drink and a snack.

Well worth a visit,

Visited October 2012
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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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“Only a stone's throw from the city”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

It's amazing this attraction is so close to the city - walking distance. When you start walking along the pathway that takes you into the gorge you feel like you could be miles away from the city. We visited here a couple of times because it's such a lovely area to take a walk and it's very scenic. At the First Basin there is a cafe, restaurant, chairlift, and swimming pool (pool is free and only open in summer). There is another walk up to the Second Basin and further still to Duck Reach where you can walk across a swing bridge and see the remains of the old hydro-electric powerstation. The second walk is a bit more of a challenge but well worth the effort. Don't forget your camera!

Visited October 2012
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Bowral, Australia
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“Stunning!”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Visited Cataract Gorge on Sunday for the afternoon. Did the chairlift which was lovely and then did a few walks around the Gorge. We continued to be impressed with how pristine these beautiful nature parks in Tassie are, despite being visited by thousands of tourists. The rest of the world could learn a thing or two! We also couldnt believe there were people swimmin in both the Basin and the swimming pool - it was all of 25', but apparently that is quite mild for Tassie! Would definitely visit again.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney
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“Lovely views, nice couple of hours spent with the kids”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Hi, We (family of four, two kids aged 10 and 12) visited Cataract Gorge. We bought the one-way chair lift ticket ($34) and caught the chair lift over and walked back.

Lovely views from the chairlift of the gorge and gardens.

Stopped at the cafe and had pies, wedges and drinks. All quite nice. Then spent a couple of hours wandering along the paths - the kids had a quick play in the playground.

We were fortunate the weather was lovely - I imagine you would not stop for too long if the weather wasn't great. Pleased we have seen the gorge.

Visited November 2012
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