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Launceston Cataract Gorge


About Launceston Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge Reserve, or The Gorge as the locals call it, is a unique natural formation within a two-minute drive of central Launceston - a rare natural phenomenon in any city. In 15 minutes you can walk from central Launceston along the banks of the Tamar River into the Gorge. From here you follow a pathway, originally built in the 1890s, along the cliff face, looking down onto the South Esk River. The Kings Bridge over The Gorge was floated into place in 1867. There's a kiosk, restaurant and swimming pool, rolling lawns and a rotunda, a footbridge and chairlift across the river, peacocks in the trees, wallabies at dusk. This may be the nation's most alluring urban reserve.

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Website: http://www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au/