Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston

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#1 of 123 in Wildlife in Tasmania
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
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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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  • This was a fascinating visit - seeing the Gorge in flood. Being able to travel over on the chairlift gave us a perfect view of the whole area. Once we arrived on the other side, the peacocks and... 
    This was a fascinating visit - seeing the Gorge in flood. Being able to travel over on the chairlift gave us a perfect view of the whole area. Once we arrived on the other side, the peacocks and...  more »
  • This place is amazing. The photos just don't do it justice. Its mother nature at its best. The water, the surrounds and wildlife is beautiful and even mesmerizing. Peacocks roam the grounds and birds....  more
    This place is amazing. The photos just don't do it justice. Its mother nature at its best. The water, the surrounds and wildlife is beautiful and even mesmerizing. Peacocks roam the grounds and birds....  more »
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  • Beautiful place to walk, hike, swim, feed the birds or just stand and stare at the Great Outdoor. Admire the natural beauty, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the quiet. A must visit if you are in Launceston. Entrance is free but a fee is charged for the chairlift ride. 2 hours of my time well spent checking out the many trails and lookout points. Not as spectacular as Cradle Mountain but Cataract Gorge is more accessible from Launceston.
  • This is a beautiful place in Launceston in Tasmania. Worth going to this place if you are visiting Launceston. There are plenty of parking, but you need to pay for parking, which is nominal fee. This is scenic place. They is an old hanging bridge, long rope way etc. You need to pay for using the rope way. There are places for tail walk. There is an open swimming pool as well, but wasn't open. You can walk through the area and take beautiful photos. There is a coffee shop in the precinct and you can dine in. Main attraction is scenery, trail walking, hanging bridge, rope way etc. This is well maintained is a tourist attraction in Tasmania.

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