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Launceston Sights

Cataract Gorge

  • Basin Rd. Map It
  • Launceston
  • Geological Site

Updated 01/15/2014

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Almost in the heart of the city, the South Esk River flows through the stunningly beautiful Cataract Gorge on its way toward the Tamar River. A 1-km (.5-mile) path leads along the face of the precipices to the Cliff Gardens Reserve, where there are picnic tables, a pool, and a restaurant. Take the chairlift in the first basin for a thrilling aerial view of the gorge—at just over 900 feet, it's the longest single span in the world. Self-guided nature trails wind

through the park, and it's a great place for a picnic.

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Sight Information

Address:

Basin Rd., Launceston, Tasmania, 7250, Australia

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Phone:

03-6331–5915

Sight Details:

  • Gorge free, chairlift A$15
  • Daily 9–4:30 (until 6 in summer)

Updated 01/15/2014

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