Cataract Gorge

Cataract Gorge is a beautiful parcel of natural wilderness, just minutes from Launceston City, in fact you can even walk it if you are so inclined since it is only 1.5km from the centre.

Chairlift over the gorge

Cataract Gorge is a river gorge and there is the world's longest single span chairlifts, walking tracks, and a swimming pool as well in the reserve.

Looking north west back over the suspension bridge
It is also wheel chair friendly with a lift down to the various levels and very good bitumen tracks. There is a restaurant, kiosk, cafe and beautifully maintained gardens. Peacocks wander around and are more than willing to share your lunch though of course you are not supposed to feed them.

It was a glorious sunny day and we took a picnic lunch went down the lift to the bottom level where we found a table and soon enjoyed the approach of a peacock trying to wheedle some lunch from us. He gave us a magnificent display of his feathers, though by the time we got the camera out, he  had tucked his feathers away!

Peacock is almost begging Rob for some of his sandwich
We missed capturing the full feathered display

After wards we decided to walk over the suspension bridge and around to the other side, up to the cafe on the other side and down to the waters and back again. It is a very easy walk and I believe it is wheelchair friendly too!
Walkway on the eastern side of the gorge.

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