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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday

So much to see and do here - definitely a highlight of our Tassie trip. The kids loved the chairlift, peacocks and the pool. We loved the overall experience. Allow 3-4 hours at least.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Anita B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

To find such an amazing place in the heart of a city is astounding. The gorge has it all. Spectacular scenery, swimming areas, multiple walking paths, chairlift, I suspension bridge, a swimming pool surrounded by lush green grass. My family and I walked in to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ashdings11
Reviewed yesterday

Spent a couple of hours with our 12 year old who also enjoyed the reserve, especially the wallabies, peacocks and Pokemon which we hunted through the park. The gorge provides a lovely walk too and the food & coffee at the bandstand cafe was surprisingly...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JonandTracyBaker
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a weekend in Launceston and with the temperature being in the high 20's/low 30's we ventured to cataract gorge to cool off. It was just what we needed. You can swim for free or if you are feeling energetic there are multiple walks...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cath3122
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love to visit Cataract Gorge everytime I am in Launceston. Great walks. Nice restaurant on one side in a garden setting. Take away food more casual on the other side. A swimming pool though people do swim in the river. A chair lift takes...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank MazzaGazza
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located very close to Launceston town is this nature escape with something for everyone. For a fee, you can take the chair lift which we didn't do as it was not really all that much of a height to walk. For free, you can swim...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gds199
Reviewed 2 days ago

To all of you who visit Lances tone- Do not miss this wonderful reserve. A beautiful get away in the heart of the city. A reserve that gives you a long breath of fresh air and serenity.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gili G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed walking the east side of the Gorge. Great views, unique local atmosphere. Plenty to do with swimming in gorge or pool, chair lift, cafe on east side. Be aware renovations have temp closed the cafe etc on west side of pool.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank harcott
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I couldn't believe how close to the city this was! We spent the morning here and took a walk around some of the paths. I believe there are long walks and some short ones, if you have limited time. We decided to take a walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MelindaC565
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are looking an quick getaway in Launceston then this is your place. With multiple walk route option and scenic views this place is a must visit when in launceston.

Date of experience: January 2019
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11 July 2018|
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Response from awb123 | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can walk in from the city side or drive to car park nearby. I think if walking allow 3 or 4 hours to really enjoy the surroundings If driving to car park then 2 hours likely enough
14 June 2018|
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Response from Sylvia B | Reviewed this property |
open most of the time
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.