Mole Creek Karst National Park - TAS

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DEG: -41.551891 146.244568
DMS: 41º 33' 6.81" S 146º 14' 40.44" E
UTM: 55 G 5399699mN 437000mE
Altitude: 419.11m


Place Type

Reserves - National Parks,Reserves


172.98kms NorthWest of Hobart - Driving 271 km (3 hours 10 mins)
429.31kms South of Melbourne - Driving 543 km (21 hours 45 mins)

Address & Contact

1570-1572 Liena Rd
TAS 7304
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The Mole Creek Karst National Park was declared in 1996 to provide protection for some of the finest and most visited cave systems in the State, including Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave. Both caves are open to the public, and provide the opportunity to take a deeper look into the fascinating world of 'karst' landscapes.

The Mole Creek area is renowned for its caves. Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves are but two caves in an area that contains over 300 known caves and sinkholes. Other typical karst features in this area include gorges and large underground streams and springs.

Both caves are home to a range of fascinating animals which have evolved features which allow them to adapt to their lightless environments. The glow-worm display in Marakoopa Cave is the largest you'll see in any public access cave anywhere in Australia. For the visitor, the Mole Creek Karst National Park offers a range of activities. Although guided tours of the caves will be high on your agenda, don't miss the opportunity to take a short walk through the beautiful forests in which these caves occur.
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Sheffield at 13/08:00am EST
Distance from Mole Creek Karst National Park 19.25km N
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Sheffield School Farm
Distance from Mole Creek Karst National Park 19.25km N
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