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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stunningly beautiful. The chair lift was fun and the operators were very helpful. Lovely lunch. Great for families.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nicky M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Absolutely amazing was finding it really hard not to just take pictures the whole time. I have travelled exstensivly through alpine areas of nz and oz it is the same but different.There are lots of different tracks to enjoy and swingbridges all sorts of hidden...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MontyNZ
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have enjoyed the zig zag walk (hike) and the views along the easy walk through the gorge. There was a public park at the end that looked good for families and there’s cafes for tourists. Might not be so enjoyable for those with mobility...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lucindai2019
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went around the full circuit of the Gorge, up the fairly difficult Zig Zag Trail. The walk is beautiful and the rock formations are amazing. If you have a spare hour, the walk is worth it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank aichkaye
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a nice place for a good hike alone or with your loved ones. It is a nice place with nature view embedded in the city area.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Abby X
Reviewed 3 days ago

A short walk from the main streets of Launceston leads you into a natural wonder. Great path for viewing of the gorge and it's amazing plant life and natural beauty. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alcectomcam
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were here on a lovely sunny day, grounds are very well kept and it is very peaceful. Lots of walks to take! Great views. A big pool, a chairlift and a great playground as well as a restaurant! Highly recommended.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank emilymE2529AZ
Reviewed 4 days ago

we visit this place every time we come to Tasmania and always enjoy the serenity. this time we were a bit mobility challenged due to a knee injury so couldn't enjoy the walks but the ride on the chairlift gave us perfect views. all staff...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Many varies walks for strollers or experienced hikers - brilliant place! You can walk up from the town via an easy route or a challenging steep route (which we took). You can also drive up and there is plenty of parking - park on the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Swindphi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a bit surprised on how gorgeous this was and it’s proximity to town. We completed the first basin walk, walked to one of the lookouts and across the suspension bridge. We did start a bit of the trail after the bridge but ran...More

Date of experience: March 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
15 June 2018|
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Response from Sylvia B | Reviewed this property |
open most of the time
12 January 2018|
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Response from kaijunjiang | Reviewed this property |
Adeline, my honest suggestion would be skipping the gorge and save the two hours for the Freycinet where there are so many to see and experience. The kayak they run in Coles Bay takes 3 hours along the coast, which is far... More