As you approach the Gorge from West Launceston a contemporary entrance will welcome you to what is one of the city’s most iconic attractions. This building will hold the main station and the Gorge gift shop. Step inside to where your unique experience will commence.
Young families, elderly and people with disability will be able to easily enter and exit the new entrance to the Gorge and Gondola. With the gondola travelling through the station at a speed of 0.15 metres per second, access is as simple as walking into the cabin. Once you are in the cabin, you are invited to take a seat with your family members and friends to enjoy the 25-minute experience.
When the cabin exits the station, it will increase its speed to 1.5 metres per second and take you on a two-kilometre journey where you will travel above the ancient rock gorge in the glass gondola. You can soak up the sunshine or enjoy the shelter from the rain as you immerse yourself in the 360-degree views.
After rounding the second corner, you will travel the final span above the First Basin. On this span, you can take in the ever-changing South Esk River – maybe even in flood – as it flows towards King’s Bridge. Twenty-five minutes from when you began you will re-enter the station. Here, the gondola will detach from the haul rope and once again slow to 0.15 metres per second, so you can easily exit.
With the vision in mind, the Launceston Skyway goals are simple: