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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a gentle amble for about 1km to the pool. A suspension bridge and a cafe. I think there is some sort of swimming pool but this was being boarded over perhaps for an event. It’s free. Perilous crossing of road at start of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the day visiting this beautiful Gorge Spectacular scenery great areas to walk beautiful gardens. Good parking area. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Buddsbeach007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There is no charge to enter the gorge. Pedestrian access is via the road bridge over the river. It is an attractive area and well worth the time spent walking enjoying the views.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Grant W
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a treasure in the heart of the city of Launceston. This is a wonderful place with tea rooms, peacocks strolling the grounds, we saw a little wallaby near the top of the chair lift which is the longest in Australia....this is a must do!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank christinejY8967US
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great that they’ve put paths both sides to see the gorge, although one side is distinctly more difficult to access.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PeteLucy434
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome spot for a walk only minutes from centre of Launceston. Definitely worth a visit.The chair lift is also worth a go.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 726darrenf
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family had a fantastic day exploring the gorge. First we went on the chairlift which you can take 1 way or return at a reasonable price. There is a full size swimming pool to enjoy if you don't want to swim in the rock...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 50young
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved our walk here on a sunny Sunday morning As is usual in most of Tasmania it was not crowded. Path was well marked and very scenic

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bucketlistgrandma
Reviewed 5 days ago

Australians love an active outdoors lifestyle, and this is a great place to join them in a scenic hike along a well maintained paved path. The river and gorge are beautiful, the cataracts impressive, and there is plenty of needed shade on hot summer days....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigAdventurer
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came with motorhome, there are about 6 paid slots for big vehicle in the first basin parking lots, it is not expensive for the whole afternoon. The place itself contains lots of things: chairlift, a swimming pool, river view, easy to hard walking tracks,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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 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.