Visitors exploring caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park
Visitors exploring caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst - cave tours

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Entrance to Marakoopa and King Solomons caves is by tour only.

During the busy summer period it's advisable to arrive on site at least 30 minutes before the tour start time, to ensure your place in the tour group and allow time to buy tickets and reach the departure point on time.

The Underground Rivers and Glow Worms Tour of Marakoopa Cave highlights the sparkling crystals, reflective pools, stalactites and stalagmites of the lower chamber. Take time to listen to the music of underground creeks and soak up the silence of abandoned river passages. This easy tour caters for all age groups and levels of fitness.

The Great Cathedral and Glow Worms Tour of Marakoopa Cave Tour requires medium fitness to ascend the stairway. Delicate formations and beautiful colours are a feature as you climb into the Cathedral chamber itself, where voices are amplified by the amazing natural acoustics.

Be sure to allow an extra 15 minutes to enjoy the enchanting Fernglade Walk from the ticket office parking area to the Marakoopa Cave entrance.

The King Solomons Cave Tour is suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness. This cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite decorating the chambers.

Tripods, food and beverages are not permitted in the caves. Photography (including use of flash) is allowed except in the glow worm chamber at Marakoopa Cave.

Tour times and prices​​

Caves tours are available every day except Christmas Day. The tours run for 45 minutes and are offered daily with additional tours available in peak visitor periods.

​Tickets for the King Solomons Cave tour and the two tours at Marakoopa Cave are available from the central office at ​330 Mayberry Road, Mayberry about 600 metres before the entrance to Marakoopa Cave. Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard and cash are accepted. 

Tickets are also available at the King Solomons Cave guide office 1535  Liena Road, Liena. Payment is by Eftpos, Visa or Mastercard only.

​Tour ​​costs

  • Adults - $19 
  • Children (4-17 years) - $9.50
  • Under 4 years - free
  • Concession (seniors, Australian pensioner and Healthcare Card holders) - $15.50
  • Family (2 adults, 3 children) - $47.50
Visitors to the Mole Creek Karst National Park do not require a Parks Pass to tour the caves. However, a pass is re​quired to explore other areas of the park. 

Marakoopa Cave - tour times

Underground Rivers and Glow Worms Tour: Daily at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

Additional tours are offered at 4pm from 1 October to May 31.

Great Cathedral and Glow Worms Tour: Daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

King Solomons Cave - tour times

Tours depart daily at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. 

Additional tours are offered at 10.30am and 4.30pm from December 1 to April 30.

Allow at least 15 minutes to travel the 11 km between the caves.

Contact

Mole Creek Caves
Mole Creek Caves Office
Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves
PO Box 172
Mole Creek TAS 7304
Phone: 03 6363 5182
Email: mccaves@parks.tas.gov.au