Visitors underground at Mole Creek Caves, Mole Creek Karst National Park
Mole Creek Caves, Mole Creek Karst National Park
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Mole Creek Karst National Park

Sparkling limestone caves.

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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 (TWWHA)​.

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

North West, Launceston and North, Hobart and South


Experience Tasmania's spectacular cave systems through one of our guided tours.

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Visitors exploring the cave features at Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst - cave tours

The spectacular show caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park have been delighting visitors for decades, come and experience the underground landscapes of Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves.

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Wedding at Highfield Historic Site

East coast, Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West


Tasmania's parks and reserves can make for a beautiful backdrop for your special day. See some of our favourite locations for simple, outdoor wedding ceremonies, through to full packages offered by Highfield Historic Site.

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