Welcome to the breathtaking Cataract Gorge Reserve nestled just moments from the vibrant city of Launceston in Tasmania.
As you embark on your adventure, prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerising beauty of this natural wonderland. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking a tranquil escape, Cataract Gorge promises an unforgettable experience.
The Cataract Gorge Launceston is a picturesque cliff-enclosed gorge overlooking the South Esk River. The gorge seamlessly blends stunning landscapes with a touch of urban charm. Cross the iconic Kings Bridge and embark on an adventure through the captivating landscape.
As you step foot into the captivating oasis, you’ll be greeted by the vibrant display of peacocks. The peacocks proudly display their stunning plumage and freely roam the grounds. It is a scene that feels almost magical, an oasis of serenity just moments away from Launceston’s bustling CBD.
One of the highlights of the Cataract Gorge is the mesmerising display of nature’s power when the river is in full flood. When in flood, the water plummets through the natural canyon. From the elevated cliff paths, you can safely observe the white-water enthusiasts navigate the rapids. The raw energy of the rushing water is truly awe-inspiring, providing an adrenaline rush like no other.
During the summer months, when the river flows more calmly, Cataract Gorge transforms into a serene oasis. With the absence of a local beach, the gorge’s tranquil basin becomes a popular destination for swimming and relaxation. Immerse yourself in the refreshing waters, surrounded by nature’s grandeur, and let all your worries melt away. It’s the perfect spot to unwind and recharge amidst the stunning beauty that Tasmania has to offer.
As you explore Cataract Gorge, you’ll discover a wealth of attractions that cater to every visitor’s desires including the Victorian Garden. Uncover the fascinating history of Tasmania’s industrial past as you explore the historic Duck Reach Power Station. Entry to this natural paradise is completely free, allowing you to immerse yourself in its wonders without any barriers.
This scenic Cataract Walk takes you through the heart of the gorge, offering breathtaking views at every turn. Experience the thrill of soaring on the world’s longest single-span chairlift, offering unrivalled views of this breathtaking natural wonder.
After working up an appetite, make sure to visit the Basin Cafe or Gorge Restaurant, nestled within Cataract Gorge. These dining options offer a wide selection, allowing you to refuel and savour the flavours of Tasmania amidst a picturesque setting.
From Launceston City Centre, it is a comfortable walk from the northern side of Kings Bridge to the Cliff Grounds. If you are feeling more adventurous, hikers can take the Zig Zag Track, which begins at the southern side of Kings Bridge.
After an enchanting day exploring the gorge, retreat to the comfort of Country Club Tasmania. Cataract Gorge is just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful lakeside resort. The Gorge is just a 15-minute drive from the resort, with car parking available. Indulge in a rejuvenating stay, surrounded by tranquil landscapes, first-class amenities, and unparalleled service. We also offer a range of restaurants, ensuring that there is something to suit every guest.
Country Club Tasmania offers the perfect accommodation option that suits your needs, ensuring an unforgettable experience during your stay in Launceston. Embrace the beauty of this natural wonderland as you are surrounded by bushland and native wildlife.
Start planning your journey today and prepare for an extraordinary experience in Cataract Gorge, where nature’s splendour meets urban allure. Browse the rooms at Country Club Tasmania and unlock the perfect retreat for your adventures in Launceston and beyond.
Images: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett, iSky Aerial Photography, Pete Harmsen, Poon Wai Nang, Jarrad Seng.