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Cataract Gorge Reserve

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Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
+61 447 673 459
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Chair lift and suspension bridge are great for the teenagers. Lots of peacocks and wallabies (with joeys in their pouches) for up close photos. Great cafe.

19  Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

I was so looking forward to seeing this attaction. Everything that I had read about it made me more deturmine to go there when we visited Tassie. Hubbie and I drove down to the car park, all good so far right? Lots of stairs to...More

9  Thank Patricia P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you’re in Launceston it’s worth going to see Cataract Gorge. The suspension bridge the pool the trails! It’s an easy walk around the place and it’s free. You do pay for the chair lift, which is a bit of fun as well!

Thank AFairReviewer01
Reviewed 3 days ago

Such a relaxing ride along the chairlift and a beautiful view of the gorge. It's truly an interesting place to visit, with peacocks and other birds gracing the gardens.

Thank 874marijak
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice walks from short to long. We spent 2 hours there comfortably doing the bridge walk and looking around the gardens. Plenty of wallabies and peacocks. Chair offers good views but not necessary as you see everything when you do the quick bridge walk.

Thank rsJ2849NT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

How can you visit Launceston without coming here? It's a great place to take photos, go for a swim, swing through space on a chair lift or take a hike through the bush. Great place to chill out, but why are you getting tense in...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was so nice to be able to walk in from town if you want. Quite a range of walks. It certainly could be a very full day at the Gorge. Beautiful gardens. A mixture of exotic and native plants and peacocks and pademelons all...More

Thank Wen5739
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not too long, nice gorge reserve, main attraction in the area. Flowers and animals are always great to spend a good time with the kids. We went late in the afternoon as the sun was coming down and the cliff path was in the shade...More

1  Thank JCd324
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are lovely, the chair lift was fun and the peacocks are a treat. They are doing some landscaping works at the moment, a new place space for the kids, will be an added bonus when this is completed

Thank MrsTucky
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great morning at the Gorge, took a ride on the chairlift, stunning Roddadendrum display, and peacocks roaming, through a stunning garden, pity about the swimming pool though, spoiling an otherwise awesome view.

Thank davidmacg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great walks, chair lift, cafe, not to be missed. Views to die for. If you only visit one place in Launceston, make sure it is Cataract gorge.

Thank Mickg54
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of the most natural beauties in Launceston. The wildlife and gardens are gorgeous. We were even lucky enough to see a seal lazing on one of the rocks in the gorge.

Thank family777822
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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 Glenn H | Reviewed this property |
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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.