Tamar River and Cataract Gorge Cruise

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Self drive
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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3.77 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

See Old Launceston Seaport and Kings Warf
Enjoy Launcestion's delightful riverfront precinct
View the spectacular Cataract Gorge
Daily departures
Expert commentary
Departs from Home Point Cruise Terminal

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Thu, May 30, 2024

What you can expect

Explore the Old Launceston Seaport before cruising to Kings Wharf viewing historic vessels and Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is then cruising into the spectacular Cataract Gorge as we engage the Lady Launceston's unique and silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs and cascades form your comfortable seat with unobstructed views on our multi award winning 1890's style vessel. Enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

The 50 minute cruise departs daily from September to May at 9:20am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm and from June to August at 11:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm.


What you need to know

  • 50 minute cruise
  • Expert commentary
  • Old Launceston Seaport
  • Kings Wharf
  • Launceston's delightful riverfront precinct
  • Spectacular Cataract Gorge
  • Tours depart September to May daily at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, and 3.30pm. From June to August, tours depart daily at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm
  • Please note: 12:30pm departure does not operate during September to May
  • Cruises depart from Home Point Cruise Terminal, 5 minutes by taxi or a 15 minute walk from the City Centre
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice

Recent reviews

3.77 reviews

Great reviews, amusing commentary and reasonably priced!

Our captain was great. He tried really hard with his dad jokes and made sure he talked about a lot of different things from history to nature to views and answered plenty of questions. At a time of panic, he handled the situation very well and kept everyone calm. We even got to see a seal which was a great bonus!

Aditya Kumar over 1 year ago

Good experience for the kids

Good experience for the kids. Peaceful and enjoyable fifty minutes. The guide was very warm and welcoming. Good to know Launceston's history. The boat is small but very convenient. Doesn’t get too crowded so that’s another win. Would surely recommend the cruise.

Vishnu Suresh over 4 years ago

Very dissatisfied

Very dissatisfied. After confirming a 9:30am cruise the day before we were due to board, we arrived 20 minutes early to be told that the cruise had been cancelled due to low numbers and that we had been put on the 10:30am cruise. We had not been notified and did not take a cruise as we had a flight to catch and was not happy with the service at the office. We are receiving a refund.

Carolyn over 6 years ago

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