Cataract Gorge Chairlift
Once you arrive at the famed Cataract Gorge, you'll find both
a suspension bridge and a Chairlift across First Basin can get you to the other
side. A walking track (45 minutes one way) leads further up the gorge to Second
Basin and the old Duck Reach power station.
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First Basin Swimming Pool
Walking tracks on either side of the Cataract Gorge lead from
Kings Bridge up to First Basin, where there's the First Basin swimming pool, picnic
grounds, a quality restaurant with resident peacocks, and trails leading to
vista-packed lookouts. The northern track takes about 30 minutes one way; the steep
southern Zig Zag track much longer.
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Launceston City Ghost Tours
Spooky 90-minute tours around the city's back alleys and lanes
with theatrical guides, departing the Royal Oak Hotel (14 Brisbane St); bookings
essential. 'Yesteryear Tours' also available.
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Coach Tram Tours
Three-hour historical city tours departing the visitor information centre at the cnr St John & Cimitiere sts (which also handles bookings). Ask about half-day Tamar Valley tours.
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Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers
Boag's beer, the northern Tasmanian beer of choice has been
brewed at William St since 1881. One-hour guided 'Discovery Tours' operate from the
irresistibly named Boag's Centre for Beer Lovers, concluding with tastings. The
1½-hour 'Beer Lovers Tour' eases the belt out another notch with beer
and cheese tastings. Bookings
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