Water activity

Launceston: 50-Minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

Water activity

Launceston: 50-Minute Cataract Gorge Cruise

From US$ 23.40 per person

A 50-minute cruise down Launceston's spectacular Cataract Gorge. As you glide down the charismatic river, you can enjoy your skipper's commentary which will be provided on your surroundings.

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Duration 50 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Cruise Launceston's spectacular Cataract Gorge
  • Listen to the skipper's lively commentary thoughout the cruise
  • Cruise past various historical landmarks
Full description
After departing from the terminal, you will cruise past the historical Kings Wharf, Seaport, and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into Launceston's spectacular Cataract Gorge, as you engage the Lady Launceton's unique silent electric drive function. You can view the sheer cliffs from your comfortable seating, appreciate the unobstructed views on the multi-award winning 1890's style vessel. Whilst aboard the Lady Launceston, you can also enjoy the skipper's captivating commentary which surrounds the history and folklore of this fascinating area.
  • 50-minute Cataract Gorge cruise
  • live commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The Cruise Terminal Booking Office at the end of Home Point Parade Launceston Tasmania.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Scooter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 285 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Brilliant cruise! Next time, we will book the longer cruise. The cruise allowed us to enjoy the natural wonders of Launceston. This experience sparked our desire to see more of the surrounding gorge and mountains. The walk around the gorge is a ‘must do’.

March 30, 2023

Wonderful cruise with excellent commentary on the history of the Tamar River and Cataract Gorge. The Lady Launceston is a beautiful boat with comfortable seating and great views of all the river attractions. I recommend this cruise for newcomers to Launceston who love boats and history. The Cataract Gorge itself is very beautiful with large dolomite rock formations, water falls and a historic bridge with an interesting history. Thank you Tamar River Cruises for a fantastic adventure. I’ll definitely be back!

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March 30, 2023

Great experience! Our guide knew so many facts about the past and present that even my nanna didn’t know and she’s local, we were taken down all three rivers and told the history, I had a 2 and 4 year old in tow who also loved the boats and animals we passed while we got to listen to the history loved it

March 30, 2023

Product ID: 275232