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Mole Creek Karst National Park

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Mole Creek Karst National Park is in Tasmania, Australia. It is the only national park in Tasmania created specifically to protect karst landforms.

Understand[edit]

History[edit]

The national park was declared in 1996 to provide protection for an extensive system of over 300 caves and sinkholes.

Get In[edit]

  • From Deloraine 40m
  • From Burnie 1h30m
  • From Devonport 1h
  • From Launceston 1h

See & Do[edit]

Guided Cave Tours of Marakoopa Cave and King Solomons Cave.

  • Marakoopa Cave features two underground streams, a large display of glow-worms, large caverns, rim pools, reflections and shawl and flowstone features. "Marakoopa" is a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning handsome. After taking a tour of the cave you will understand why it is so named. The glow-worm display is the largest in any public access cave in Australia.
  • King Solomons Cave is lavishly decorated with shawls, stalactites and stalagmites.

Tours[edit]

Tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration.

  • Marakoopa Cave - Underground Rivers & Glow-worm are: 10.00am, 12.00pm. 2.00pm and 4.00pm
  • Marakoopa Cave - Great Cathedral, Gardens & Glow-worms are: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
  • King Solomons Cave - 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Fees/Permits[edit]

Per cave tour

  • Adults - $19.00
  • Children (4-17 years) - $9.50
  • Concession - $15.50
  • Family (2 adults, 3 children) - $47.50

Facilities[edit]

Both caves have toilets, water and picnic shelters. Wood and electric barbeques are available. A public telephone is located at King Solomons Cave.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Film, postcards and souvenirs are available at the caves.

Eat & Drink[edit]

No food or drink is available in the national park. There are shops at Mole Creek.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

There is no accommodation inside the national park. There are hotels at Mole Creek.

Get Out[edit]

  • To Deloraine 40m
  • To Burnie 1h30m
  • To Devonport 1h
  • To Launceston 1h



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