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Whether you’re traveling with family young or old or you just want to put your feet up for the day, this morning cruise is a great way to see the lush Tamar Valley without wearing yourself out with a long hike or drive. Cruise from Launceston into the dramatic Cataract Gorge and beyond. There are plenty of spectacular photo opportunities in the Gorge and beyond, including the riverside districts of Windermere and Rosevears.
Explore part of Australia’s longest navigable estuarine river, the Tamar, and the beautiful Cataract Gorge on this relaxing cruise. Keep an eye out for water birds, cruise past vineyards, and get a glimpse into rural Australia. Snack on Tasmanian cheese and sample Tasmanian wine (among other food and beverages) as you enjoy chilling out on board. This is an ideal tour for travelers who want to slow down for a day and admire the natural scenery.
Cruise into the magical Cataract Gorge and through Launceston's riverfront precinct. Head north past Tamar Island, historical buildings: St Mathias Church and the Rosevears Pub. Experience the variety of life as we cruise past charming riverfront communties, vineyards and farms, to historical Rosevears and Windemere districts. This fascinating collection of history, fauna and people at work, rest and play makes an absorbing narrative which will touch, intrigue and inspire. The best vantage point to view the Tamar Valley
The scenic riversides and lush bushlands of the Cataract Gorge lie just downstream from Launceston. On this tour, discover the gorge from the water on a leisurely afternoon cruise and admire views of Tamar Island, Windemere, and Rosevears as you set sail from Launceston. While on-board, tuck into a delicious afternoon tea and sample a selection of Tasmanian beers and wines.
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What are the best On the Water in Launceston?
The best On the Water in Launceston according to Viator travelers are:
- 2.5 Hour Morning Discovery Cruise including sailing into the Cataract Gorge
- Batman Bridge 4 Hour Luncheon Cruise including sailing into the Cataract Gorge
- 2.50 hour Afternoon Discovery Cruise including Cataract Gorge departing at 3 pm
- 2.5 hour Afternoon Discovery Cruise including Cataract Gorge departs at 1: 30 pm
- Design Tasmania
- Ben Lomond National Park
- Low Head Pilot Station Maritime Museum
- Seahorse World
- Clarendon House
- Tamar Island Wetlands
- Launceston City Park
- Launceston Planetarium
- Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre
- Woolmers Estate
- Platypus House
- Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery (QVMAG)
- Bay of Fires
- Franklin House
- Tamar Valley
- George Town Watch House