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“Top spot for a walk, communing with nature or a romantic retreat”

Cataract Gorge Reserve
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US$36.59*
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Guided Canoe Tour on Launceston's Tamar River
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US$150.43*
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Ranked #1 of 74 things to do in Launceston
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

We were recommended to Cataract Gorge as we had to wait for our room to be ready at the motel, and it turned out to be a super experience. As soon as we parked we noticed a family that we had seen already in two other locations of our Tassie trip. We took the chair lift one way for a bird's eye view which was excellent. As we got off the chair lift two wallabies greeted us! Then we strolled around the rotunda and read the history information inside, admired the hydrangeas and the giant sequoia trees, met Fabio the peacock and had a nice tea at the cafe. It was sprinkling sometimes but this did not discourage us from heading towards the Cataract walk, which all up took about one hour and at the end over the bridge there were over 500 steps going up and then down - sore calf muscles the next day! But we would do it again.
Great nature conservation as it has the unspoilt bush, exotic gardens, lawns and panoramic lookouts.

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Cataract Gorge is a must when you visit Launceston. It has a pool and restaurants. Catch the chair lift ($) across the park and the gardens are just lovely. Stop over and have a snack. Walk back. It is a good days outing.

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

It was such a beautiful day we walked for hours.The Gorge is delightful, a great place to have a picnic or cool off in the swimming pool.

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Beautiful place to visit and so close to Launceston. Free swimming pool or you can swim in the Gorge. Long or short walks as well as a chairlift.

Thank Matthew B
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

We have visited the gorge before, but this time we had time to explore. We found walks that can be done in half an hour as well as the longer walks. We saw families swimming in the pool or in the basin. The coffee shop, with its resident peacocks, was busy and looked good. There was a busker in one spot and some lovely Victorian gardens in full bloom. We took the cable car one way and that's good value for the length of ride and terrific views. Well worth the effort.

Thank Family464
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