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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Every visit brings something new and every time of day creates a different atmosphere. And so close, yet so removed from town.

Thank Tobias L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although there was a lot of works going on in both the carpark & the grounds this didn't deter from such a lovely place. We took the chairlift across the "lake area" and walked along the walkway down the gorge to watch a few races...More

Thank familyofiveMelbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a great trip, like a hidden gem. Went over on the chairlift, had a fabulous lunch at the restaurant, easy walk all the way back to town, and return, walking back over the suspension bridge. Interesting for all ages.

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit, no entry fee, chairlift ride cost only $15 return ( optional), come up and close to peacocks, great place to carry a picnic lunch to, or u can eat in the Basin cafe' ,lovely walking tracks, from easy to...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great spot to go and get outdoors with the family. Want to see a bit of nature, walk some trails, canoe and then have a bite of lunch? This is your place. Also a pool there for the warmer months and a BBQ area.

Thank BrettW1267
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to visit in Launceston, and not far from the city centre. Nice parklands to walk around, but the best is the walk down the gorge itself. There couple of cafes, one on each side of the gorge. Well worth visiting when in Launceston.

Thank Foxtrot10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The reserve is just a short walk away from our hotel so perfect to fill part of a day. It’s nice and quiet and very scenic. Plus there is a cafe near the chairlift.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great hiking saw lots of wallabies Chairlift was fun Was great seeing all the nature Note you'd need a car to get there as it's up some steep hills

Thank hungry-sumo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a short drive from the city and surprise to find it is so near to town It was a sonny great evening The ride on the cable was great Peacocks are all around the park n walk was great

Thank zeetan99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of walks, beautiful gardens and of course the stunning gorge. The cafe on the main park side is nice but quite expensive but it does have a takeaway window. The park area is being renovated at the moment which covers a big area, they...More

Thank Wendy W
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11 July 2018|
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Response from timbertoby | Reviewed this property |
I think you can spend as much time as you want, even a whole day with picnic. Unfortunately we arrived late in the day & spent 45 minutes where we took the Chair Ride one way & walked back through the gardens - it was still... More
14 June 2018|
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Response from Glenn H | Reviewed this property |
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11 January 2018|
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Response from Tondz | Reviewed this property |
Agree with Kaijunjia. If you really want to hike, then Freycinet National park has plenty of varied walks for all fitness levels and great views too. The kayaking is absolutely worth it.