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Celebrating 100 years of national parks

26/08/2016

All Tasmanians are invited to celebrate the centenary of two of our most loved national parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, with a major festival at Freycinet and events at other parks, during the centenary weekend of 27-29 August.More

Repairing the infrastructure of Tasmania's parks

19/08/2016

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Festival of Bright Ideas

05/08/2016

As part of the celebration of the centenary of Tasmania's national parks, and in conjunction with National Science Week, a four day community event showcasing science, culture, food, tourism, music, innovation and health is being held on the West Coast.More

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Activities

Rim Pool at Marakoopa Cave

Rim Pool at Marakoopa Cave
(Photo by Steve Johnson)

Accommodation and Services

There are no camping facilities in the park. Film, postcards and souvenirs are available at the caves. Petrol, accommodation and other supplies are available nearby at Mole Creek and Sheffield.

Day visitor facilities

Both caves have toilets, water and picnic shelters. Wood and electric barbeques are available.

A public telephone is located at King Solomons Cave.


 

Guided Cave Tours

Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave are both open to the public. Both are spectacular and differ greatly in their features.

Marakoopa Cave

Marakoopa Cave features two underground streams, a large display of glow-worms, large caverns, rim pools, reflections and shawl and flowstone features. "Marakoopa" is a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning handsome. After taking a tour of the cave you will understand why it is so named.

Tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration. There are two unique tours in Marakoopa Cave:

Underground Rivers and Glow-worms

Visit the lower chamber to be dazzled by sparkling crystals and reflective pools of stalactites. 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.

Cathedral, Gardens and Glow-worms

The magnificent cavern known as the 'Great Cathedral' is a highlight not to be missed. The 'Gardens' feature delicate formations and beautiful colours. Medium fitness levels are required to ascend the stairway to the 'Great Cathedral'.

King Solomons Cave

King Solomons Cave is jam packed with features and lavishly decorated with shawls, stalactites and stalagmites. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration and cater for all age groups and levels of fitness.

See our page on tour times and prices for further details.