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Northern caves closed due to flood damage


The Parks and Wildlife Service has advised that the Marakoopa Cave at the Mole Creek Karst National Park and the Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains are both closed until further notice due to flood damage.

The Westmoreland Falls Track near the Wet Cave Reserve has also been extensively damaged and is closed until further notice. Staff inspecting the area said that the track and bridges are all gone with the creek now a wide river.

PWS acting Northern Region manager Stan Matuszek said the Marakoopa Cave sustained damage and the car park has also been affected by a landslip.

“The heavy volume of water has also damaged the Fern Glade Track at Mole Creek and this is currently closed as well,” Mr Matuszek said.

“Fortunately King Solomons Cave at Mole Creek was not damaged by the deluge and is open for tours at the scheduled tour times.”

 The Gunns Plains Cave at Gunns Plains was also damaged by the flood and will remain closed until further notice.

 Information about park and track closures can be found on the PWS website at http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785.