Cataract Gorge Reserve

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

Cataract Gorge Reserve - Review

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 Information

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

Cataract Gorge Reserve Ticket Prices

Gorge Scenic Chairlift (two way)

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

Cataract Gorge Reserve Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

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

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TripHobo Highlights for Cataract Gorge Reserve

  • 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
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve Price: Free
  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve

  • 95% of people who visit Launceston include Cataract Gorge Reserve in their plan

  • 35.8% of people start their Cataract Gorge Reserve visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Cataract Gorge Reserve

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

94.15% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cataract Gorge Reserve

People normally club together Launceston Tramway Museum and National Automobile Museum Of Tasmania while planning their visit to Cataract Gorge Reserve.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve, Launceston Reviews

  • Must visit place if you are visiting Launceston. It has the world's longest single chair lift span and awesome views to go with it. Getting there: We used private transport, however noticed that public transport is available too. It's less than 10min drive if you are staying anywhere within Launceston city. Parking: Paid parking available from 2$ What to do here: Take a way trip to the other end by the chair lift. The views are amazing. There is a restaurant, swimming pool near the entry. Children play area is located on the other side of the park. The main thing to do here is trail walking, about 2 hours of walk should cover the reserve depending on your pace. You will encounter a number of peacocks and wallabies during the walks. Feeding the wallabies is allowed. Key attractions: Dog rock, Scenic view, Peacocks and Wallabies.

  • An impressive canyon/ gorge, gardens and picnic area right in Launceston. Do the chair lift one way and then walk the other half. Check out the suspension bridge. Great photo opportunities everywhere. You always see peacocks and wallabies. Parking is easy, as is getting around on the bitumen paths.

  • Visiting from New Zealand cataract Gorge reminded us of the Nelson region. The huge river boulders, the walks but you had the Gondola to gain entrance. The Wallabies and other bird life. Great walking paths and vision being showed by management for years to coe. Great place to visit with the family.

  • Truly fabulous National Park with great walking trails, a chair lift over the gorge and lots of great walking. Most trails are family / mobility friendly so reasonably accessible for your children and the elderly. We spent half a day here and could have easily have spent more!!!

  • It's a very beautiful spot to visit. 12$ single way ticket and 15$ return chairlift ticket. A very nice bridge to take some good nice photos. Full of nature scenes to see 🌲🌳🌱🌿πŸŽ₯

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