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Safety alert: Advice for visitors to national parks and reserves in Tasmania
Applies from 18/10/2021

​​The lockdown in southern Tasmania will end at 6pm, Monday 18 October but some restrictions will remain until 6pm, Friday 22 October in the declared local government areas.

Visitors to parks and reserves in the declared areas must wear a face mask both inside public buildings and while outdoors. This applies to all people aged over 12 years of age.

Those spending time in parks and reserves should continue to follow all COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing.

The PWS Visitor Services team are currently responding to an increased number of enquiries on the Three Capes Track and other PWS attractions. They will respond to all enquiries received, but please be patient during this time due to the increased demand on our staff.

For more information on the current restrictions visit the Coronavirus website  ​​

Last reviewed 18/10/2021 04:10 PM


Visitors underground at Mole Creek Caves, Mole Creek Karst National Park
Mole Creek Caves, Mole Creek Karst National Park
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Safety alert: Advice for visitors to national parks and reserves in Tasmania
Applies from 18/10/2021

​​The lockdown in southern Tasmania will end at 6pm, Monday 18 October but some restrictions will remain until 6pm, Friday 22 October in the declared local government areas.

Visitors to parks and reserves in the declared areas must wear a face mask both inside public buildings and while outdoors. This applies to all people aged over 12 years of age.

Those spending time in parks and reserves should continue to follow all COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing.

The PWS Visitor Services team are currently responding to an increased number of enquiries on the Three Capes Track and other PWS attractions. They will respond to all enquiries received, but please be patient during this time due to the increased demand on our staff.

For more information on the current restrictions visit the Coronavirus website  ​​

Last reviewed 18/10/2021 04:10 PM


Incident: Visitor Services - Hobart phone support closed
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​Due to recent COVID related announcements, the Visitor Services Office in Hobart is currently closed. Our phone operations are unavailable during this time for the following areas: Three Capes Track, Overland Track, Multiday Walker Registrations & Park Entry Enquiries. 

If you have an urgent enquiry relating:

Booking for the Three Capes Track, please email – threecapestrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​Booking for the Overland Track, please email – Overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​For urgent enquiries relating to National Park Passes, please email - Parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au​

Pending advice, the office may re-open on Tuesday 19th October 2021. We expect to receive a high volume of enquiries and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you during this period.

The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:27 PM


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​​The Mole Creek Karst National Park, features an extensive karst landscape of caves, sinkholes, gorges, streams and springs that weave their way below the surface. These amazing features form a part of the extensive Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Visitors can access two very different caves, offering contrasting underground environments to explore. Marakoopa Cave is home to a starry display of glow worms and a huge cavern known as the Great Cathedral, which reverberates song with perfect clarity. Two streams flow through the Marakoopa Cave and the sound of running water follows you throughout.

In contrast to Marakoopa Cave, King Solomons Cave is compact and drier but still features lavish decorations and striking formations, including impressive shawls, stalactites and stalagmites.

The Mole Creek Caves are home to a range of fascinating animals that exist in this unique and lightless underground environment, including cave spiders, harvestmen and crickets.

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Located on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers in northern Tasmania, the Mole Creek Karst National Park protects an internationally significant karst system. 

It is the only national park in Tasmania created specifically to protect karst landforms. The area is renowned for its gorges, sinkholes and numerous spectacular caves, two of which - King Solomons and Marakoopa​ - are popular show caves open to the public. 

The King Solomons Cave tour and the Underground Rivers and Glow Worms Tour of Marakoopa Cave are suitable for all ages. The Great Cathedral and Glow Worms Tour of Marakoopa Cave Tour requires medium fitness.

The Park’s lesser known caves are the domain of recreational cavers who regard Mole Creek as a Mecca for their sport.

While a park pass is not required to visit the show caves, having a pass does entitle visitors to explore other scenic corners of this unusual and beautiful area. The picnic spot at Croesus Reserve on the banks of the Mersey is a picturesque location for lunch, and short walks through the lush forest provide plenty of opportunities for bird watching.

The Park is well equipped for day visitors with toilets, water, picnic shelters and wood and electric barbeques. A camera is essential to capture the beauty of the ferny glades, tall timber and fascinating underworld environment. 

The area has been captivating visitors for more than a century. The scenic drive through Chudleigh, Mole Creek and Caveside adds to the experience.

Experiences in Mole Creek Karst National Park

Child, Junee-Florentine caves

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Visitors exploring the cave features at Mole Creek Karst National Park

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