Loving Tasmania: Things to Do in Launceston

Loving Tasmania: Things to Do in Launceston, Launceston, Australia (B)

We’re back in Tassie and this time around, we visited Launceston. It is the second largest city in northern Tasmania, nestled on Tamar River. About an hour flight from Melbourne, it is your gateway to enjoy picturesque landscapes that Tasmania has to offer.

About 1.5 km from the city centre, is the magnificent Cataract Gorge. It is a river gorge at the lower section of the South Esk River.

From Kings Bridge, we took the Cataract Walk at the right side. An easy well enclosed track along the cliff which leads to the lush grounds and to the First Basin. There is a free outdoor swimming pool as well as the World’s Longest Single Chairlift. Hop on to the chairlift to get an unobstructed view of the reserve.

If you have more time, you can take other walking tracks that will take you further into the Reserve. Take a walk at the Alexandra Suspension Bridge.

Going back, we took the Zig Zag track of the gorge. This is much difficult compared to the Cataract Walk as this is an up and down trail. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Loving Tasmania: Things to Do in Launceston
Guide Location: Australia » Launceston
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Heidi Ealdama
Read it on Author's Website: https://blissfulmeblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/03/loving-tasmania-things-to-do-in-launceston/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Cataract Gorge Reserve
  • Kings Bridge
  • First Basin
  • National Automobile Museum of Tasmania
  • Tamar River Cruise
  • Franklin House
  • Launceston’s City Park
  • Church of the Apostles