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Lunch with Striking Panoramic View at Basin Café, Cataract Gorge

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Lunch with Striking Panoramic View at Basin Café, Cataract Gorge

Where to have a simple lunch with a long lasting impression in Launceston Tasmania Australia? The answer is simple, Basin Café at Cataract Gorge.

The Cataract Gorge is just minutes away by car from the Launceston and one of the must visit places in Tasmania. Want to know why?

Read: The Cataract Gorge Reserve Launceston Tasmania

There is also one special attraction in Cataract Gorge, they have the world longest single chairlift! If you are there, why not give this ride a try?

Read: World Longest Single Chairlift at Launceston’s Basin Chairlift, Tasmania



Well, if that is not attractive enough check out the Basin Café. The Basin Café is strategically located at the basin of Cataract Gorge.

And the long lasting impressive lunch should have a breath taking panoramic view of the Cataract Gorge.


This picture is taken with Samsung NX-11 using the panoramic mode. Please click for larger picture. Can you spot the Alexandria Bridge in the picture?

What did we have in Basin Café?

We had something off menu as it was pre-arranged by the Tourism Tasmania.


Salmon skewers with salad. Tasmania is popular with its seafood and there is no doubt on the freshness of the salmon.

Prawn skewers with salad. Did I mention that the salad is amazing?

Deep fried squid with salt and pepper. I always love this and this was deep fried to perfection. As easy as this dish looks, the crispiness of the squid will depends on the skill of the chef. This was addictive.

Sitting in café enjoying the view in a cold air conditioned room is the wonderful way to have your lunch in Launceston. It will be perfect with a cold Tasmanian beer.

For those who are interested to visit Basin Café, check out the details below.

Basin Café, Cataract Gorge Tel, Contact and Map:

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea
Open from 8.00am until 4.00pm 7 days a week, also open nights on request for private Functions and Weddings

Tel: (03) 6331 5222
Website: www.launcestoncataractgorge.com.au/basincafe.html
Open Daily for Light Snacks, Drinks, Ice creams and Confectionary


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