We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Cataract Gorge Reserve

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: +61 447 673 459
Website
Today
08:00 - 20:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$136.04*
and up
Australia Multi-City Attractions Pass
More Info
US$34.01*
and up
Guided Canoe Tour on Launceston's Tamar River

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,402 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2192
    Excellent
  • 1000
    Very good
  • 120
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Cataract Gorge

Great early morning walk around Cataract Gorge. Gentle walk took about 40 minutes. Have option of adding longer more difficult walks. Saw lots of wildlife including wallabies... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
560frankr
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

3,402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 3,326: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great early morning walk around Cataract Gorge. Gentle walk took about 40 minutes. Have option of adding longer more difficult walks. Saw lots of wildlife including wallabies, peacocks and an echidna. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank 560frankr
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to wander - weather dependent . You must go on the chairlift and meet the peacocks. Walks vary in grade and length.

Helpful?
Thank ChesterH101
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have had previously been here before not a lot had changed walked around the walking tracks were good paths clean and free of rubbish didn't use the chair lifts as they costed money overall a good experience

Helpful?
Thank Victoria N
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The walk to the head of the gorge is along a well defined path on the edge of the gorge. The water was in full spate, so very exciting to see the white water pushing its way through the gorge. It takes about 30 minutes and there is a cafe at the end. A rope bridge, or chair lift will... More 

Helpful?
Thank 252rosie
Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful place suits everyone, regardless your age, gender or physical conditions. Definitely a must go place in Lauceston.

Helpful?
Thank Chen H
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
175 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In The Middle Of The City, This Gorge is a N/C Attraction, Except For The Chair Lift. and parking; You can walk the entire area and bridge in 30 to 45 minutes. No need to spend more time.

Helpful?
Thank Joseph Y
Level Contributor
34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fortunate to live nearby this wonderful place. My wife and I love to jog or walk here. Lots of different routes to choose from, some easy, some strenuous, some long, some short. Easily accessed on foot from the city. Plenty wildlife including wallaby pademelon and peacocks. Take a camera.

Helpful?
Thank Gregnlindy
Greater Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There are a lot of beautiful peacocks roaming around. The walk to get to the basin is not difficult and not too long. The $12 single ride (or $15 return) on the chair lift over the gorge is amazing, but safety is questionable. The suspension bridge is nice to walk along, can get shakey, just don't slap your feet down.

Helpful?
Thank Dori1516
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is fantastic... Walking through the gorge was amazing with such beautiful views of the water and surrounding hills unspoiled by us humans. There was a lovely cafe surrounded by beautiful gardens and wildlife.

Helpful?
Thank stiffa87
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful little spot and very worthwhile spending half a day there. We completed the walk from the main car park right around to King's Bridge with a pram. Walk itself was pretty straight forward with some steep bits but the path was easily accessible with the pram as well. We didn't chance the zigzag track with the pram, so we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Andrew R

Travellers who viewed Cataract Gorge Reserve also viewed

Launceston, Tasmania
Launceston, Tasmania
 

Been to Cataract Gorge Reserve? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cataract Gorge Reserve and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Cataract Gorge Reserve staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?