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.
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.