Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

4.7
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In a region characterized by natural beauty, Cataract Gorge Reserve sits as one of Tasmania's most magnificent features. The South Esk River carved the gorge and left behind a verdant landscape. Ride the world's longest single-span chairlift, which stretches a total of 457 m (1,499 ft) and features one span with a length of 308 m (1,010 ft). Walk around the colorful and immaculately landscaped gardens, admire majestic peacocks, or swim in the pool beneath the bright South Australian sun. The Gorge Restaurant and Basin Cafe both serve fresh fare. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Cataract Gorge Reserve and many more Launceston attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Launceston trip planner.
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  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • This place was beautiful from the pool to view and walk. We purchased a chairlift seat to take us up and did a quick walk to check it out. I could imagine this would be a nice place to take a swim as there is a pool , but it was quite cold the time of year we went. I would recommend friends and family to stop by here if they do come down to Launceston.
  • Unexpected tranquility in Launceston We weren't expecting to do much in Launceston but on research, was suggested to go here. You wouldn't think such a place existed in Launceston but here we are. Next to the town. It's not huge, but it's large enough for you to spend a couple of hours in. Trails, walkways, the bridge. Caters to people of varying levels of fitness. Tasmania is full of pleasant surprises and this was one of them.

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