Cataract Gorge


Linking Kings Bridge to the beautiful Victorian gardens of the environmentally and historically significant Cataract Gorge Cliff Grounds, this Walk runs along the cliff face providing superb
views of the dolerite columns and South Esk River.

Picnic Facilities
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Start at the Cataract Gorge carpark: 74-90 Basin Rd, Launceston TAS 7250


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Route/Trail notes

Start from the carpark.  Head down into the basin along the wier.  You will reach a slight incline then a junction.  Follow the signs towards Cataract Walk.  Continue along the path until you reach King's Bridge. 



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Linked this one with the Zig Zag track for a loop. Easy walk with some stairs. Lots of wrens and a pademelon. A short 3km but lovely views of the gorge.

S K on 26 Jul, 2022

Great time of the year to get some fantastic views without it being too hot, cold or windy.

T. Bremner on 27 Apr, 2018

A fun walk. Suitable for young children.

0zzyDave1234 on 17 Sep, 2017

Loved this walk, loved Launceston. I could live here and do this as a run every morning.

Bronwyn Mitchell on 7 Nov, 2016

One to do/see when in Launceston.....easy walk , quite nice views actually !

J on 14 Aug, 2016

Amazing views of the gorge. Very green. Has a very European at the start of the walk. Nice flat cemented path.

rob.bushman on 5 Oct, 2014

Great view along the walk.

Harry on 5 Oct, 2014

Hard to believe this is so close to town. History and birdlife.

kodama on Nov, 2013

Very pretty walk, very easy. Suitable for everyone!

Catherine on Dec, 2012

Fun little walk over hanging bridge, good stop for a picnic

Hugues Debeyser on Jan, 2009

Very picturesque.

Adam on Mar, 2005

A must visit if you're in the area. Amazing views, easy trek, totally beautiful. One of a kind!!

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