Cataract Gorge Reserve

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  • Address: 74-90 Basin Rd, West Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +61-363315915
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Park, Family And Kids

On approach, you’ll find the Basin Cafe, and a cottage filled with paintings and photographs of the surrounding landscape. There is also a swimming pool at this location. Right next to it is the Gorge Scenic Chairlift. The 457 meter chairlift that takes you over the Cataract Gorge and Basin has the the longest chairlift single span in the world. Below, you’ll see the waters of the South Esk River filling the First Basin, the cliffs of the gorge rising in front, and the best bird’s eye view the region has to offer. The ride is slow and leisurely, and safe for kids. Alternatively you can cross the river via footbridge.

At the end of the chairlift you will find the Gorge Restaurant if you want to refuel. There is also a small funicular railway called the Inclinator, which is a really helpful way to get around for the mobility impaired. The Cataract Walk is a pathway along the top of a cliff face. At one end of this walk is the 1867 suspension bridge known as King’s Bridge. Look for the Victorian garden near the Cliff grounds.

Going upstream you’ll find the historic Duck Reach Power Station, now an Interpretation Centre, which is technically a separate attraction. Expect to see a peacocks strutting around in the bushlands.

Cataract Gorge Reserve Travel Tips

  • Check the attraction website for a map of the whole basin.

Entrance Ticket Details For Cataract Gorge Reserve

Gorge Scenic Chairlift (two way)

  • Adults AUD15.00
  • Seniors & Pensioners AUD12.00
  • 15 years & Under AUD10.00

Cataract Gorge Reserve Hours

Gorge Scenic Chairlift:

  • Winter (June - July): 9:00 am - 4.30 pm
  • Spring and Autumn ( August - November, March - May): 9:00 am - 5.00 pm
  • Summer (December - February): 9:00 am- 5.30 pm

How to Reach Cataract Gorge Reserve

  • Drive, cycle or take a taxi to the Gorge Scenic Chairlift.

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  • Cataract Gorge Reserve Address: 74-90 Basin Rd, West Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve Contact Number: +61-363315915
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Cataract Gorge Reserve(preferred time): 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cataract Gorge Reserve: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 70.24% of people who visit Launceston include Cataract Gorge Reserve in their plan

  • 36.92% of people start their Cataract Gorge Reserve visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cataract Gorge Reserve

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

94.13% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve

People normally club together Launceston Tramway Museum and The Mill Providore Gift And Gallery while planning their visit to Cataract Gorge Reserve.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Hi do you have to prebook or can you buy tickets for the chairlift on the day. Thanks

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