"The Gorge" is located right in the heart of Launceston and a spectacular spot for picnics, exercising, weddings and more. It's picturesque and stunning in any season. The daffodils are sending up their green strappy leaves ready for carpets of yellow in a month or two. The peacocks are a favourite with everyone, except maybe the coffee shop and restaurant staff...you know what I'm talking about.
My mother has a couple of special friends and they catch up regularly. My aunt was visiting and so was my daughter Emma so we had an extra special girl catch up.
The Gorge Restaurant is doing a winter special at the moment and is such a cosy, quiet place to be and it felt absolutely decadent for three course lunch!
These look like they could be the original light fixtures. They are on a lowering chain and pulley system and the base originally held kerosene and wick.
These cataract cliff grounds have been enjoyed by all since the late 1800s and the restaurant has a wonderful collection of photographs over the decades with many of the original buildings still in evidence but it is the many species of flora that has matured over the time. Overseas visitors are also charmed by the frequent appearances of wallabies, paddymelons, potoroos and other mammals. How lucky we are that generations before had the forethought to set this space aside for all to enjoy.