Cataract Gorge Reserve - First Basin

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Please note: The Cataract Gorge pool will be closed temporarily as preparations for Qantas Australian Tourism Awards get underway. The First Basin pool will close on Friday, February 15 and reopen on the March long-weekend. First Basin pool patrons will still be able to access other City of Launceston outdoor pools at the Launceston Aquatic Centre and the Lilydale Pool during this time. View more about the first basin temporary pool closure and Qantas Australian Tourism Awards here.


The main entrance leads to Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge, a recreation hub to swim, walk, run, dine, enjoy nature and simply relax.

From the First Basin, the network of walking and hiking trails take visitors through the gardens, wilderness and to panoramic lookouts.

The inclinator provides access to the restaurant/cafe, shop, kiosk, First Basin lawns, swimming pools, toilets and shower facilities.

Tickets can be purchased at the entrance for the Gorge Scenic Chairlift.

Car park on site.


74-90 Basin Road, West Launceston 7250  View Map

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