The Gorge Scenic Chairlift has been operating since 1972 and has become one of Tasmania’s premier tourist attractions. Situated approximately 1.5km from the city centre, we offer spectacular views of the Cataract Gorge and Basin.
The chairlift travels over the huge naturally formed basin, filled by the waters of the South Esk River, at times surging down through the Cataract Gorge. Your gentle, safe and breathtaking journey will provide you with stunning views of the majestic dolerite cliffs of the Cataract Gorge, which was described by William Collins, of the ship Lady Nelson, as “a scene of natural beauty, probably not surpassed in the world”.
The Gorge Scenic Chairlift travels at a slow, leisurely speed so that you can fully appreciate the views and take as many photographs as you like. Enjoy these incredible views from the perspective of our fun and safe chairlift.
Your safety & enjoyment are our primary concern. The chairlift is safe for people of all ages, including small children. There is a restraining bar to ensure personal safety and security at all times.