The endless torrent of freshwater tumbling through Launceston's Cataract Gorge is the reason the city was founded 200 years ago.  Today it's the most visited tourist attraction in Tasmania - the city's own piece of wilderness only 15 minutes walk from the city centre.

The Gorge has easy and more strenuous walking trails, the wold's longest single-span chairlift, an historic hydro-electric station, swimming pool, restaurant and cafe.  Watch the people stroll among the park-like gardens, stroll across the suspension bridge and share your lunch with the peacocks.

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