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New lease of life for original lighthouse vents

15/05/2018

As part of the ongoing conservation of the Cape Bruny and Maatsuyker Island lighthouses, a team effort has been underway to restore the original bronze vents from the lighthouses' lantern rooms.More

Record visitor numbers at Highfield Historic Site

09/05/2018

Visitation numbers at Highfield Historic Site in Stanley have reached a record high, with 12,535 people visiting in the 12 months ending March 2018.More

Cradle Mountain shuttle bus tender awarded

08/05/2018

A new bus fleet featuring environmentally friendly technology and vehicles with improved accessibility and increased capacity will help to meet increasing visitor numbers following the awarding of the tender to McDermott Coaches.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.