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Cataract Gorge Cruises

End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 9900
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Too expensive

I didn't think this was value for money. We saw nothing more than what you see when you stand on... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
23juneanns
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A very pleasant cruise

We took the 50 minute Cataract Gorge cruise and really enjoyed it. Pleasant commentary - learned... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
NormanVincent
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Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades from your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.
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End Of Home Point Parade, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I didn't think this was value for money. We saw nothing more than what you see when you stand on the jetty. Don't waste your time

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We took the 50 minute Cataract Gorge cruise and really enjoyed it. Pleasant commentary - learned quite a bit about Launceston.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Only had time for the short 50min cruise, but still saw lots to photograph. Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable, Only four of us on this trip so we got to ask questions if we needed to know any background info. Had my walker with...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Short 50 minute cruise up the Tamar estuary and then turned round to coast up the Cataract Gorge. Electric motor on the boat made for a silent peaceful approach up the gorge. Captain very very knowledgeable both of recent and much older history of the...More

1  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. They were very informative and gave a great running commentary the whole time. Answered any question when asked. The morning tea was also very good. A great way to spend a morning

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

It was nice to see the gorge from a different angle, while the cruise up the gorge is lovely the other end of the river is very boring, I wasnt interested in looking at old boats being worked on or villas along the waterfront.

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

What a fantastic place to visit the walks the restaurant thr gondola the peacocks and views be prepared to take lots of photography.

Thank joja69
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to do the cruise as it was raining and we couldnt walk there. The gorge was lovely but the cruise to the other part of the river to look at the rusty boay was a bit boring for me. The commentary was good...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Took the cruise because we had been walking all day. Nice view of the river and the old shipyards and a grand finale of drifting up the cataract gorge under quiet battery power. Informative skipper and nice boat.

1  Thank Donald J
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a very enjoyable afteroon cruise dwon the river then back to Cataract Gorge. Great views and enjoyable guide.

1  Thank algor50
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