A Word in Your Ear


Cataract Gorge is a ten minute stroll from the city centre of Launceston.  There is a circular walking track that takes you along the top of the gorge, down to the basin where you cross the suspension bridge before heading back up the valley towards town.  But before even getting to the beginning of the walk the sights along the way are worth a stop to take in.   Here you will find the gun powder mill with its red brick buildings now restored and turned into residential accommodation.


The old tram that used to run alongside the houses is housed in its terminal all shiny and gleaming.  There is a restored water-mill complete with waterwheel and windmill which now doubles as an old-fashioned lolly shop and a high-class hotel – thank goodness I didn’t know about that one before I booked!  Then just before the gorge there is another…

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