Cataract Gorge cruises from Launceston, Tasmania

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Cataract Gorge cruises from Launceston, Tasmania


Cruise past historical Kings Wharf, Seaport and Launceston’s delightful riverfront precinct. The highlight of the experience is cruising into Launceston’s spectacular Cataract Gorge, as we engage the Lady Launceston’s unique silent electric drive. View the sheer cliffs from your comfortable seat, appreciate the unobstructed views on the multi award winning 1890s style vessel and enjoy the skippers captivating commentary on the history of this fascinating area.

Cataract Gorge Cruise

Duration: 50 minutes

Departs: Summer Schedule, September to May daily: 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 1.30 2.30 3.30 (4.30*) *4.30pm Cruise is available 1st January until 31 March.

Winter schedule, June to August daily: 11.30 12.30 1.30 (Fully heated)

Operates: All year All weather.

Vessel: Lady Launceston (Capacity 48)

Includes: Captivating commentary. 

Fares: Adult $25, Concession $22, Child $12, Family $62 (2 adults + 2 children under 17, under 5’s free!)


The Lady Launceston has been purpose built to cruise the Cataract Gorge. The design is reminiscent of the 1890s with sweeping traditional lines, the environmentally friendly vessel is custom designed with a unique silent hybrid/electric drive, allowing a serene glide into the Cataract Gorge and overhead 360 degrees viewing. Comfortable open planned seating ensures guests are free to move around. Fully heated in winter – cool and breezy in the summer; ensures all passengers cruise in maximum comfort.