6 things to see and do at the Cataract Gorge

Naturally Scenic, with Something for Everyone

Launceston's Cataract Gorge is located within the Trevallyn Nature Recreation area. The reserve is naturally beautiful, with a collection of walking tracks leading to beautiful views, plenty of native wildlife, and modern amenities that make visits to the gorge accessible and enjoyable for all.


Cataract Gorge has many walking tracks which cater to everyone. The gorge provides a wonderful environment for a casual stroll, and also contains a wealth of more advanced tracks with great views that bushwalking enthusiasts are sure to appreciate. Walks like the Zig-zag track, Cataract walk and Bridge walk loop are casual, scenic walks just 5 mins from the CBD. For more advanced bushwalkers, the Duck Reach walk (which a sign lists as a 90-minute return) is listed as one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks and offers impressive views of the gorge.



The First Basin has a gated public swimming pool that is filled in the summer. For those not afraid of the cold (and eels!), you can swim in the water of the gorge all year-round, but be prepared for cold water even in the warmer months.



Cataract Gorge features the world's longest single span chairlift with a total span of 457m. It's an incredible experience, and a great way to spot wildlife and appreciate the gorge's natural beauty from a different perspective. The chairlift operates at a leisurely speed so that you can fully appreciate the views and take as many photographs as you like. Contact the team to book your spot on a truely unforgettable experience!



The shady northern side of the Gorge is abundant with wildlife and home to peacocks, wallabies, pademelons and much more.



Enjoy fine dining at the Gorge Restaurant, casual dining at the Basin Cafe and light snacks, drinks, ice creams and confectionary at the Basin Kiosk, all located around the Gorge.


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Gorge Cruise

Located just a short walk from the Launceston CBD is the Home Point terminal where cruises depart hourly. Enjoy a relaxing cruise up the Gorge taking in the incredible scenery. Book Now.


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