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Introduction to outdoor rock climbing in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania

The certified guides from Mountain Bike and Rock Climbing Tasmania will lead you on this thrilling and spectacular introduction to outdoor rock climbing in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, a gorgeous location full of fun and interesting climbs set amongst superb Australian bushland and scenery.

Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelFirst time
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripPrivate


  • Rock climb around the epic and awesome Cataract Gorge in Tasmania!

  • Abseil down mighty granite cliff faces

  • Admire the spectacular views out over the Australian countryside


Join me on this enjoyable introduction to outdoor rock climbing in the Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, as we abseil and top rope climb around some of the loveliest countryside that Tasmania has to offer, with the granite rock we climb on looming over the tranquil, idyllic and sublime waterways and native vegetation.

The Cataract Gorge is located approximately 1.5km from the centre of Launceston, the 2nd largest city on the Australian island state of Tasmania. The gorge is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, and is increasingly gaining a reputation as an outdoor activity hot spot.

Our trip meets in Launceston, and from there we head to Cataract Gorge to begin our climbing in earnest.

We begin with an exciting abseil off one of the cliffs overlooking the water, providing a scenic backdrop to proceedings.

After getting the hang of the abseiling we then move on to the Trackside Buttress, where we put our top rope climbing skills to the test in this majestic and awesome setting.

Our day finishes with a slightly challenging yet rewarding abseil and climb on Feltham Buttress, combining the 2 skills we have previously worked on, providing an immense feeling of satisfaction at having seen our improvement throughout the day.

Make sure you bring a camera along for the day, as the sweeping and sumptuous views out over the magnificent Tasmanian landscape, scenery and terrain are truly amazing.

Our trip finishes when he had back to Launceston, weary and content at having rock climbed in this exquisite region of Australia.

Rock climbing in the Cataract Gorge is one of the funnest experiences to be had in Tasmania – book now to give it a go!

Meeting point

Launceston, Tasmania




Day 1: Meet, climb, finish

Meet in Launceston, head to Cataract Gorge, rock climb and abseil, head back to Launceston, finish

About the guide

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Mountain Bike Tasmania was founded in 2006 with just one tour on offer: the ever popular Ben Lomond descent. From there, the agency offering expanded to also include rock climbing.

Its owner, Ian Ferrier, is qualified with the Tas Climbing Instructors Association and has been climbing in Tasmania and elsewhere since 1987, including New Zealand, Canada and Alaska. He has competed in many MTB races around Tasmania as well as several multi-leg adventure races as a solo competitor.

All the guides in the Mountain Bike and Rock Climbing Tasmania team have a solid background in climbing, mountain biking, overland track bushwalking and other school outdoor education programs.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 140 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• Price is for minimum of 2 participants. Full day option available for $250 AUD.

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