Cataract Gorge

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Launceston’s major attraction is the spectacular Cataract Gorge. The gorge is about a 15-minute walk from the centre of Launceston and there are several lovely walks within the Cataract Gorge Reserve.

The reserve is also home to the Duck Reach Power Station, which was the first hydroelectric power station in the Southern Hemisphere when it was constructed in 1895.


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Cataract Gorge, Gorge Road, Launceston TAS
Website www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au

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  • Yvonne, 12 Apr 2019


    Good for ppl of all walks of life. For photography / ppl who can’t walk much & ppl who can walk for hours. Great park!

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  • Thierry, 17 Feb 2018


    Beautiful walk!

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  • C, 21 Dec 2017


    Pool for kids

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  • Annie, 24 Sep 2017


    Excellant.

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  • Boon, 10 Jan 2017


    Two car parks available, at the bottom and top of the gorge. Bottom is closer to the swimming pool and chairlift base station.

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  • Boon, 10 Jan 2017


    Two super easy 30 minute walks: cataract walk and basin loop. Or be lazy and take the chairlift!

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  • T., 11 Sep 2016


    Amazing views and nice trekking. Must go in Launceston.

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  • Hannah, 22 Apr 2016


    Great little walk

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  • Mathilda, 22 Nov 2015


    Amazing view from the bridge

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  • Mathilda, 22 Nov 2015


    Beautiful view and perfect for a short walk

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  • Vinni, 27 Jun 2015


    Beautiful gorge but the pool is a bit of an eyesore.

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  • Michelle, 31 May 2015


    A beautiful romantic walk to take your partner to! Great picnic spot

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  • Helena, 18 Feb 2015


    A must visit place when you're in launceston. Simply breathtaking

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  • Narina, 28 Dec 2014


    Beautiful place – cable car, seal spotting, a good hike, peacocks, wallabies, perfect for a swim and a picnic.

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  • Yvonne, 12 Jul 2014


    Nice walks and chairlift. Swim pool closed winter ofcourse but still nice for a picnic.

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  • Ildefonso, 24 Apr 2014


    Look around the greenery for peahens and peacocks

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  • Ildefonso, 24 Apr 2014


    Watch out for creature poop on the grasslands!

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  • Shiva, 23 Feb 2014


    It's interesting ride on cable car. Very nice scenery. Buy one way ticket only so you can enjoy more interesting animals like kangaroo, peacock, birds and so on by walking back.

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  • Keith, 23 Dec 2013


    Really beautiful

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  • James, 25 Oct 2013


    Lovely little place with a world famous? Cable car. Probably better if a bit warmer. Hottest coffee ever in the cafe (hot as in I can't feel my mouth not the good kind of hot).

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  • Tony, 17 Jan 2013


    No Optus coverage here, but Telstra has 4G LTE Coverage

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  • Keirsty, 19 Jun 2012


    Great for taking friends- be careful of the peacocks if you take a picnic!

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  • HT, 25 Nov 2011


    Beware: ye terrifying Children of Bogannes be here!

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  • Michelle, 31 May 2010


    great place to run and catch up with fiends - close to the city..

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  • Chris, 20 May 2010


    Nice walk around the First Basin, with lovely views on the north side. The walk up to Duck Reach is worth doing and you can also walk up to the Hoo Hoo Huts and Trevallyn Dam.

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