Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cataract Gorge Reserve and many more Launceston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Launceston trip planner.
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  • We drove to the reserve and parked at the car park. Then we took a walk around the reserve, walked along the paths, crossed the suspension bridge. You can also use the scenic chairlift for some aerial...  more »
  • The legend of the first long ropeway, and the veritable king of the bridge is also the case, disappointments outweigh expectations. These three points to the park's environment and animals, clean, sanitary, and harmonious
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  • I heard so much about this gorge that I had to check it out and I wasn’t disappointed. I walked the zigzag trail towards the first basin. The park is beautiful with the chair lifts. I walked the suspe...  more »
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  • The chairlifts experience is very peaceful and comforting. I was up there with my one year old and the staff provided us with a baby carrier and took care of the pram that we left behind at the bottom of the hill. Very friendly service. Saw lots of wild wallabies as well which was a plus.
  • Fantastic place! Guides weren’t full of knowledge, but they were helpful! First basin loop was a great entry level walk for little kids, included going over the bridge, but only too 30 mins tops. Finished off with a swim in the pristine pool which was perfect for the kids with a toddler shallow side and a deep proper swim side. Parents had a go on the chairlift which they enjoyed. Well done for having such a brilliant resource!
  • So not what I expected but a beautiful way to spend the day. There is a pool at the edge of the gorge where you can swim or you can swim in the gorge. Chairlift that is reasonably priced to get from one side to the other and the meal we had at the cafe was delicious. All in all it was good food, beautiful weather and scenery to enjoy right in the heart of Launceston. A MUST visit!!
  • Excellent reserve. Plan at least half a day if you want to hike a couple of the trails. Stunning views and scenery.
  • Stunning park right in the middle of Launceston with several walking trails. The main trail leads gently along the river on the side of the gorge until it reaches the beautiful Victorian-style gardens, complete with peacocks. On the other side you can enjoy a swim in the pool or, for the adventurous, the first basin. From here there are Walks up to the old Duck Reach power station or back to the city via the not-too-challenging zig-zag track. A must see in Launceston.
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