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Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 3,200+ reviews on the web
In a region characterized by natural beauty, Cataract Gorge Reserve sits as one of Tasmania's most magnificent features. The South Esk River carved the gorge and left behind a verdant landscape. Ride the world's longest single-span chairlift, which stretches a total of 457 m (1,499 ft) and features one span with a length of 308 m (1,010 ft). Walk around the colorful and immaculately landscaped gardens, admire majestic peacocks, or swim in the pool beneath the bright South Australian sun. The Gorge Restaurant and Basin Cafe both serve fresh fare. Put Cataract Gorge Reserve at the forefront of your travel plans using our Launceston trip itinerary builder.
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  • Impressive reserve very close to the city. Driving is easier. Nice setup with lawn, swimming pool, suspension bridge and walks. Views are great and wildlife aplenty. Peacocks are beautiful. cafes on b...  read more »
  • The Gorge is beautiful , but we walked in from the bridge, which had a lot of steep paths to climb. We did find out later that you can drive to the area where the chairlift is .The food at the kiosk w...  read more »
  • Just a very short drive from the city centre (or a rather longer walk for those of a particularly active disposition) the gorge and its grounds offers views, walks, a chair-lift, some history, a kiosk...  read more »
  • This is a must visit if you come to Launceston. The cataract gorge is a unique part of the world. With the public pool, cafe and playground it's great for the family. Walking tracks go everywhere and the scenery is great with lots to explore. 5 mins from the CBD.
  • Best reason to visit Launceston as a tourist. Amazing gorge, the rushing water is intense, and you can walk along either side of the gorge, one easier and one more difficult. There is a very old pedestrian suspension bridge for crossing from one side to the other, and cable cars can take you across as well. There is a public swimming pool at the base that may potentially be closed due to flooding. Wild peacocks walk around and can be seen hanging around the area.
  • The chair lift was a good experience, the walks and hike around are suited for most people. Easy as well as skilled. The restaurants do serve good food. Loved the hike to duck reach power station.
  • Absolutely stunning place to visit. So clean and serene. The chair lift was worth a ride up to the top as the views were spectacular, and plenty of walking tracks, up to look outs (some steep treks), and down across the bridges. Well kept parks and gardens with plenty of play equipment for the kids and great bbq areas. Very friendly and accommodating staff and grounds keepers. Would definitely return. 5☆
  • Beautiful and calm with swans, peacocks and wallabies. Great place for exploration, jogging, sinking in the beauty of the gorge and bridges across it. In one word, gorge'ous.
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