World Longest Single Chairlift at Launceston’s Basin Chairlift, Tasmania
Today I reached Tasmania for the first time after hours in combination of flights and transits. The journey started from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore and from Singapore to Melbourne and finally from Melbourne to Tasmania.
I landed at the Launceston Airport this afternoon and I met the winners of Discover Tasmania contest of Malaysia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong. Thus, I also met Singaporean blogger Mel Choi and Hong Kong journalist, Chiew. Hence, I also met local Tasmania tour guides Rose and Di as well as Vivian from Tourism Tasmania Asia.
The first place we visited today is the Launceston’s Basin Chairlift at Cataract Gorge Reserve. Cataract Gorge Reserve is a famous landmark that brings 600,000 visitors annually when the population in Launceston, which is the 2nd largest town in Tasmania, is around 100,000 only! The total population of Tasmania is only around 500,000.
On top of the natural scenic beauty of the Cataract Gorge Reserve, they have one attraction that must not be missed. I’m talking about the World Longest Single Chairlift at Launceston’s Basin Chairlift.
While a single way ride cost around A$12 and both ways is $15, this ride is a must try. Imagine of having the best aerial view of the Cataract Gorge via the chairlift, priceless.
Somehow the weather forecast got it all wrong and Launceston was 25 degree Celsius weather instead of 15 degree Celsius. Whether the weather was hot or not, The Cataract Gorge Reserve is a well deserve tourist attraction of Launceston.
We didn’t have much time to do much in Launceston today but tomorrow and the upcoming days will be an unforgettable adventure. Thank you Tourism Tasmania and Tourism Australia for the invitation and do follow us at www.fb.com/placesandfoodspage for live updates!
Launceston’s Basin Chairlift Address, Tel, Contact and Map:
69 Basin Rd, Launceston TAS 7250, Australia
Tel: +61 3 6323 3000 ·