Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift

Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift

Cataract Gorge Scenic Chairlift
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  • Peter B
    Perth, Australia43 contributions
    An easy "Must do" while in Launceston
    Beautiful walks and gorge in the heart of the town. We walked from the Waterfront to the Duckreach station and were astounded by the beauty and well maintained trails. As pleasant as the chairlift appeared, we preferred walking the 5 minutes around the lake to get to the Cafe/Rotunda on the other side. The $20 return ticket influenced this, but was not the only consideration - the walk was needed after all the time int the car. My rating is of the gorge and the park, not the chairlift, although the chairlift appeared to be working seamlessly.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Grant N
    Hastings, New Zealand1,418 contributions
    Not an adrenaline experience - nice and relaxing with great views
    Nice and quiet, nothing particularly exciting but very relaxing and the views were good. The staff were very good - discussed the differences between us New Zealanders and the people of Oz in a generally good humoured insulting manner each way. Would be thrill for kids I would think but very pleasant and gentle
    Visited May 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • catkid3
    Victoria, Australia148 contributions
    Fantastic aerial view of the gorge
    Provides a fantastic 360 view of the gorge as you pass over it. Doesn't move too fast either so you have plenty of time to admire the view. If you're planning to explore around the gorges well as doing the chairlift ride, I recommend a one-way ticket instead of a return.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 June 2023
  • I2198NYsharonj
    Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
    Gorge sights
    Amazing to have nature close to the city. Wonderful welcoming people at the chairlift booth. Such a surprising little place to visit with family or by yourself. Easy walk from Cbd. Restaurant available if you have time to stop. Came highly recommended by a local.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 4 July 2023
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I2198NYsharonj
Brisbane, Australia24 contributions
Jun. 2023
Amazing to have nature close to the city. Wonderful welcoming people at the chairlift booth. Such a surprising little place to visit with family or by yourself. Easy walk from Cbd. Restaurant available if you have time to stop. Came highly recommended by a local.
Written 5 July 2023
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catkid3
Victoria, Australia148 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
Provides a fantastic 360 view of the gorge as you pass over it. Doesn't move too fast either so you have plenty of time to admire the view. If you're planning to explore around the gorges well as doing the chairlift ride, I recommend a one-way ticket instead of a return.
Written 25 June 2023
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Grant N
Hastings, New Zealand1,418 contributions
May 2023
Nice and quiet, nothing particularly exciting but very relaxing and the views were good. The staff were very good - discussed the differences between us New Zealanders and the people of Oz in a generally good humoured insulting manner each way. Would be thrill for kids I would think but very pleasant and gentle
Written 13 June 2023
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Amber D
4 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend! $20 per adult return trip on the chairlift. Staff were lovely and there were many peacocks to see!
Written 9 June 2023
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FifiDZure
Melbourne, Australia131 contributions
Jan. 2023
Cataract Gorge is a beautiful park and was very busy whilst we were there due to the amazing weather in the second week of January (particularly the pool).
We enjoyed a walk through the park and across the suspension bridge. My son and husband took the chairlift and enjoyed the scenic views, although we are still a little mystified as to how/why you are able to lift the bar in front of you at any time during the journey?! Not sure I would feel comfortable taking young children on this and was surprised that it met OH&S standards (although I do remember doing the ride as a 10 year old myself!).
Note - Whilst there is a cost for the chairlift, the park and pool are free.
Written 19 April 2023
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Peter B
Perth, Australia43 contributions
Mar. 2023
Beautiful walks and gorge in the heart of the town. We walked from the Waterfront to the Duckreach station and were astounded by the beauty and well maintained trails. As pleasant as the chairlift appeared, we preferred walking the 5 minutes around the lake to get to the Cafe/Rotunda on the other side. The $20 return ticket influenced this, but was not the only consideration - the walk was needed after all the time int the car. My rating is of the gorge and the park, not the chairlift, although the chairlift appeared to be working seamlessly.
Written 14 March 2023
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Karyn M
10 contributions
Mar. 2023
Lovely way to see the gorge and relaxing to sit up high in the fresh air. Beautiful scenery. Great in the sunshine and staff were delightful
Written 13 March 2023
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Peter B
Kensington, CA98 contributions
Jan. 2023
This beautiful gorge is an easy walk, even for us over 70 yrs. We walked to the old hanging bridge where we could see further upstream and also watch people swimming in the wide pool next to a park.
Written 19 February 2023
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Bev C
49 contributions
Feb. 2023 • Couples
Had a great afternoon out - the chairlift was a brilliant experience - the staff were all just lovely - enjoyed lunch at the cafe - really lovely.
Peacocks and their young wandering around.
So many people enjoying this lovely area that is so close to town
Written 18 February 2023
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katesil
Devon, UK196 contributions
Jan. 2023
I went on here on my own as my husband does not like heights and I found it to be a very peaceful, almost spiritual feeling to be floating silently across such beautiful scenery.
Written 4 February 2023
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