Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

#1 of 111 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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  • Took the 50 minute cruise through the Gorge and what a beautiful place to visit. Plenty of wildlife too, paddy melons and peacocks roaming freely around their natural habitat. Walking trails are...  more »
  • What a gem to have in your home town if you live in Launceston. Beautiful to walk around and all free apart from the chairlift. There is even a free swimming pool if the river doesn't appeal. Lots of....  more »
  • What an amazing landmark. Could spend so much more time here, beautiful gardens and play equipment for children. The walks were easily down and the paths not as hard as you think. The chair life staff are super friendly and have so much information to share. It's a little surprising where it is located, it's right in the centre of town. Tip : pack a towel ! The pool looked amazing but we were prepared!
  • Beautiful and peaceful spot right near the city. Really enjoyed going for a walk around their track, seeing the wildlife (especially the peacock!) and lounging on their expansive grassy area. The swimming pool looks pretty awesome too. Something for everyone! 😍

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