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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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

We enjoyed our time at Cataract George - options for all with short or long walks and beautiful scenery. Would be gorgeous when the Rhododendron's are in flower. Was very cold in the winter. Chair lift was fun for my family but safety features are...More

Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is so charming that I went for long walks twice within my 2 weeks in Tasmania. The trails are easy and offers stunning views. The chairlift ride is a must! I did the chairlift 1 way and walk back to the Carpark area....More

Thank Wyatt A
Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been there a few times now and still love it. Try walking up the Esk River from the bottom (say from Kings Park) up along the Gorge to the chairlift instead of driving to the top. It is worth it. The walk back...More

Thank ace1t
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So close to the city It is a must. There are short walks and longer walks . There is a chairlift to ride and a bridge to cross with great views of the river and gorge.

Thank Ivan V
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stunning natural gorge in the middle of the city - how lucky are the people of Launceston! Eerily beautiful in the early morning misty light, it has something of a haunting majesty. A wonderful walk up to the cafe area where wallabies and peacocks seem...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a great visit, with lovely walks up the gorge to the basin where it opens out - with an excellent tea house on one side, and a more extensive visitor centre on the other, plus a chairlift from one side to the other if...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a morning walk among a forested reserve with a gorge with clear running water. The air is clean and fresh and especially good for a walk where you will find many peacocks sharing your path. Duration of the walk takes around 2 hours...More

Thank davidchoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, we could not fault it, from FOH to BOH, these guys done their business proud. Attentive service all throughout the night. They are to be commended for their hard work. The food was absolutely top quality and everyone of our guest...More

Thank fionarowe1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the gorge it's a lovely place to walk, have a coffee and just enjoy a naturally beautiful spot with car parking either side and a lovely cable car ride.

Thank krishnabrannigan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning scenery and wild life. Took the chair lift over the gorge and well worth it. Tea rooms serving good food and coffee and service.

Thank watto67
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Eesh T
Is it difficult to get on and off the chairlift? Would a 4 year old be able to go on it?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Lynette M | Reviewed this property |
would be ok. just make sure you are not carrying lots of stuff so you have hands free.
How long do we need to tour the whole Cataract Gorge Reserve?
27 August 2016|
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Response from JCW368 | Reviewed this property |
The primary method of viewing the gorge is on foot. I would allow a minimum of 3 hours. Their is a chair-lift across the gorge at the first basin as well as a pedestrian suspension foot bridge. In summer people sunbath and... More
Are there any camping, caravan parks or free camping areas shroud here as we will be in a camper van and would love to stay for a couple of days?
7 January 2016|
Response from annettelouise1959 | Reviewed this property |
i noticed when we where there a camper van came and parked over where the buses parked we had a car it was very busy so get there early if you want a park check with the council there but i am pretty sure you can not stay... More