Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

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#1 of 125 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • Beautiful example of the strength of nature Millions of years in the making Great chairlift for views and some great walking tracks of different levels A must do 
    Beautiful example of the strength of nature Millions of years in the making Great chairlift for views and some great walking tracks of different levels A must do  more »
  • A beautiful gorge located minutes from Launceston. A beautiful spot for coffee overlooking the stunning Cataract Gorge Reserve. A must to ride the chair lift. Stunning views 
    A beautiful gorge located minutes from Launceston. A beautiful spot for coffee overlooking the stunning Cataract Gorge Reserve. A must to ride the chair lift. Stunning views  more »
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  • Very nice park! Nice to bring a sandwich and sit on the grass if you can find a spot without the native dumps on the lawn. Very nice loop walk that will leave you feeling refreshed. Highly recommend doing this. Last time I came the pool was so nice and blue but this time is muddy due to flooding. It would be nice if they cleaned up the pool here.
  • Absolutely amazing. Great for kids or anyone. A must see. It’s completely free to enter the whole grounds of this park and use the swimming pool. The cafe at the entrance seems nice, had a toasted ham and cheese croissant which was actually excellent. There is a chair lift that you pay to use which was awesome but I would definitely not recommend if you have children under around 5 or who can’t sit still as it’s old school and as a parent it was a little scary. Not saying it isn’t safe, the people running it were very careful.

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