Cataract Gorge Reserve - First Basin

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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.

The First Basin pool typically opens from November to March each year. These dates are subject to change in the event of inclement weather conditions. 

Car parking is available on site. 


74-90 Basin Road, West Launceston 7250  View Map

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