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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Address: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Beautiful. Absolutely stunning place.

Personally I think this is the most most beautiful place in launceston, with amazing, green grass, very enjoyable but not extensive bush walks around the iconic gorge, the duck... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Personally I think this is the most most beautiful place in launceston, with amazing, green grass, very enjoyable but not extensive bush walks around the iconic gorge, the duck reach suspension bridge with historical information around the power station there. There are two different states you could find this place in. During the summer you'd like to have the water... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 1.5hr visit. Chairlift, small walk, suspension bridge and a quick swim at the basin.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this to be a great spot on a hot day. There's a swimming pool for the kids, a cafe, and the excitement of a chairlift ride. We took the chairlift one way and then walked back across the weir, but a longer walk back across the suspension bridge is also an option. The inclinator ride down the hill... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having stayed overnight in Launceston, we planned to do the Gorge before we left for Hobart. We weren't disappointed. Great walk through the Zig Zag reserve - a few steep parts but generally OK. Gt to the chairlift and had a lift over the First Basin and then walked out along the gorge. Great walk and views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there in the evening of winter. Though the night sky is drawing down on us, we walk leisurely round the gorge. Soaking in nature at its best. LOVE this place & would highly recommend them to anyone!

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Thank Siew-Leng L
Blacktown, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite enjoyable good arvo out kids can swim in the pool or in the gorge there are barbecue areas along with several walking trails a great chairlift ride also a cafe for you coffee lover's lots of wildlife altogether a good day.

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Camden, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with 4 kids. The easy walk is the basin walk which traverses around the lake and over the suspension bridge. The main car- park is paid until 5 pm but is cheap. The second car park from the other side is small and you need to be lucky to get a spot. The pool is free and is great... More 

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Thank Trent S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for a morning stroll around the Gorge in the morning, not really realising quite how far it went so we just wore jandals (which was fine but probably much better to take walking shoes!!). It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the chairlift and the swing bridge... we walked in from the entrance by the bridge and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Only a few minutes from the cbd of Launceston "The Gorge" seems like the oasis that is hours away from any city. From the entrance you can walk over the suspension bridge to the gardens and restaurant or catch the chairlift. It is well worth going one way for both experiences. There are walks up into the hills or back... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just amazing to see and can either take the chairlift both ways or just one way and walk across the suspension bridge. Just wonderful.

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