Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

4.7
#1 of 118 in Wildlife in Tasmania
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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  • Just a quick drive outside of Launceston this scenic spot is well worth the trip! Wonder at the suspension bridge and take a ride on the cable car, fun for everyone!  more »
  • I had emailed prior to arrival as I was bringing my elderly father with limited mobility We were able to view the gorge from the chair lift as the staff graciously stopped it to allow my 87 year old F...  more »
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  • This is such a great place. You can spend a few hours here as there is so much to do and most of it free! You can go for walks along the tracks, which are first class. You can use the free BBQ areas, kids park, swim in the pool, swim in the gorge, use the park area. There are good toilet facilities located here. It does cost to park your car here, though it is reasonably priced. The walking trails are first class as mentioned earlier. We walked up to Duck Reach Power station. You get to walk over two suspension bridges along the way, the walking trails are in really good condition and you “hug” the cliff walls and at times on platforms hanging off the cliff walls. There are one or two steep sections, one at that switch back and the stairs. The power station is opened up during daylight hours and was a real surprised when we got there. There is a video that plays on a loop via a data projector and is of really good quality. The remnants of the power station are still there, along with lots of information about its history. This walk was a real highlight. My wife and I are in our fifties and were able to complete the walk no problems, I highly recommend this walk and enjoy the park.
  • Nice area for a nice walk in great nature. There is a parking where you can leave your car. There is also a cafe where you can enjoy your coffee. And there is a little shop where you can buy souvenirs. Public toilets are also present. You can walk only short walks, but there are worth doing.
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