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Cataract Gorge Cruises

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Address: End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6334 9900

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing...

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

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Beats walking

Took the cruise because we had been walking all day. Nice view of the river and the old shipyards and a grand finale of drifting up the cataract gorge under quiet battery power... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donald J
Bellingham, Washington
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Bellingham, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the cruise because we had been walking all day. Nice view of the river and the old shipyards and a grand finale of drifting up the cataract gorge under quiet battery power. Informative skipper and nice boat.

Thank Donald J
Katikati, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a very enjoyable afteroon cruise dwon the river then back to Cataract Gorge. Great views and enjoyable guide.

Thank algor50
Brisbane Region, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable cruise of the river.Callum the guide/ captain did a wonderful,informative commentary in a very friendly manner. We loved the views of the surrounding countryside,and the bird life,especially the eagles. The tour of cataract gorge was spectacular, just shorter than we expected.(river gets too narrow in the gorge I think?). Unfortunately being a smaller boat the views were fairly limited... More 

Thank Mick W
Wollongong, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A nice slow sail up the gorge with excellent explanations of what we were seeing along the way. Opportunities for photos and enjoying the amazing scenery of this fantastic place! Friendly and approachable guide. Highly recommended!

Thank Hobo56
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Informative and enjoyable. Hhowever. Advertising is out of date. $25 per adult is actually $29 AND they dont take cash. Catd only for anything purchased and this is not advertised anywhere either.

Thank Don L
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Allow you to gain perspective on how spectacular the gorge is The engineering feat of building the bridge

Thank maree0901
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We boarded a well appointed craft and were welcomed by tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits. The crew were friendly and accommodating, looking after our every need. The Captain narrated the whole trip with great enthusiasm, knowledge and stories that made the longer 2.5 hr trip very enjoyable. Towards the end of the trip, we sampled local wines and beers and... More 

Thank Richard A
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This was a great 50 minute trip on the river, and while the first part gave some history of the river and flooding the second part in the Gorge was stunning! The engine was shut off as such and you could just listen and watch. Highly recommend this trip!

1 Thank swimmingotta
Sydney, Australia
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I want to say at the outset I was a sceptic and I had read the reviews, that it could be that good. The cute little boat, was comfortable and the skipper and commentator (Rolley) was so confident and knowledgeable that I had learned so much in the first 20 minutes of the journey. Knows his way around. Despite doing... More 

1 Thank Idine365
Hong Kong, China
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38 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Great tour service in cataract gorge, when the cruise pass through the old boat and under the king bridge, the tourist guide was happy to explain everything.

Thank Kelvin C

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