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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed downtown and ventured out early morning on a hot day. Walked up the north side, across Alexandra Bridge and back the Zig Zag. Don’t miss the peacocks! A welcome quiet respite from the city bustle. Well maintained, easy to navigate, about an hour round...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank itsgoodtobeus
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great place to walk, relax and enjoy the attractions. You can ride the chairlift across the Gorge, walk back via the suspension bridge. If you want more of a challenge climb to Eagle Eye is for a birds eye view of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janell C
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Gorge is centrally located right near town. Was lovely to walk here and see all the people enjoying the reserve. You can walk either side of the gorge and there is a cafe nestled in the shade of the parkland trees.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank crissycat_12
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walked over the suspension bridge and marvelled at the natural beauty. Even took in the wild birds and an echidna!. Rode back on the chairlift - so peaceful up there. Tea at the basin cafe topped it off.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mike F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Cataract Gorge is well worth the visit! Lots of walking trails ranging from short to long walks. Good to stretch the legs after a flight or in preparation for the overland track!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Twowools
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We tried to plan our trip ahead of time but the only information online was related to commercial ventures. Drive to the Gorge Conservation Area of Gorge Road. Then walk down to the river and head to the left for a beautiful walk with lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Linda T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning scenery well worth going on chair lift to appreciate the view. Great staff a staff member named Jo stopped on her way to work and offered to take photos and gave us great information on things to do and see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EileenA325
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very convenient located and easy parking access. Suspension bridge offers a great view of the gorge. Greasy for the summer months with the free pool as well as swimming in the lake. Good place for hiking and jogging.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TH_Lim74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day out so close to the city. The chairlift was fun, and we could see the gorge from up high which was amazing. The ticket box attendant suggested an easy walk to do when we got off the chairlift, and told us about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank staceybC1716RA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good little work out with awesome views and loads of picture opportunities Well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
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11 July 2018|
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Response from timbertoby | Reviewed this property |
I think you can spend as much time as you want, even a whole day with picnic. Unfortunately we arrived late in the day & spent 45 minutes where we took the Chair Ride one way & walked back through the gardens - it was still... More
15 June 2018|
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Response from glennh92 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
12 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.