It’s a zig zag kind of day

Juneathon Day 5: The one with all the climbing.

Otherwise known as a trip to the Cataract Gorge via the Zig Zag track, which is a steep climb of pain trail with a series of…well… zig-zags…and some pretty amazing views.

Throw in a walk across the suspension bridge, more climbing on the way back, and a jog to / from home, and before you know it you’ve clocked up a sneaky 7.5k without even realising.

I did take a few photos just for you guys. Nothing at all to do with needing a rest. Nope, definitely not that.

“Please Take Care – Steep Track” – Yep, they weren’t kidding:

Zig Zag Track


Obligatory selfie. Having a drink…after only 5 minutes of climbing… #totallyfit:












The recently-built viewing platform:

Viewing Platform Cataract Gorge











The suspension bridge – and halfway point – taken (bravely) from the platform:

View - Cataract Gorge











Getting closer to the bridge. A ride on the chairlift will have to wait for another time:

First Basin Launceston











Well hello there! Who’s a pretty boy, then?

Peacock at Cataract Gorge











Just a little bit further and we’re at the Alexandra Suspension Bridge.  It actually swings slightly as you go across:

Alexandra Suspension Bridge











Over the bridge and heading back – this time along a different winding trail:

Gorge Walk Launceston











Kings Bridge in the distance…

Cataract Gorge Launceston











…and we’re done!

Kings Bridge Launceston











Just a short jog home from here.

That was actually pretty fun – I could even be tempted to do it again next week!

Previous Juneathon (micro) blogs: Day 4, Day 3, Day 2, Day 1




14 thoughts on “It’s a zig zag kind of day

    • Thanks, shazruns! I try and take my iPhone with me everywhere now – you never know what’s around the corner (or when you might conveniently need a rest). 🙂

  1. OMG It’s Miss Ruby Sneakers! Where’s your note for being away for so long hehe. Nice to see you. I love the zig zag track too – it’s a great workout. In fact all of the Gorge is really. Nice to see you 🙂 Are you doing the Launceston 10?

    • Well hello there! Yes I do tend to pop in and out a bit (need to work on the whole consistency thing haha). Nice to see you too! 🙂 Not sure about the Launceston 10 – I haven’t entered yet, but have until Thursday to decide. Are you running it this year?

      • It’s really love to see you Miss R-S. I really enjoy your blog. Yes, Paul and I are doing Launceston 10 this year (first time for both of us). Not sure how wise it is because we get off the plane on Saturday night from Cairns and then straight into the Tasmanian-Antarctica blast the next morning. There is always the 5km option which is great.

  2. What a gorgeous place for a jaunt! Those of us who live in / near topographically interesting terrain are lucky – it’s a great way to get in some workout intensity without having to think too hard about it.

  3. Cataract Gorge is gorgeous, I remember when my bestie lived in Launceston we went there, the fact it’s so close to town too was amazing. Lucky lucky girl.

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