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Replacement of Cockle Creek bridge

09/07/2014

Visitors to Cockle Creek in Tasmania's Far South are advised that the Cockle Creek bridge will be closed from approximately 14 July to the end of August 2014, while the old bridge is removed and a replacement bridge is constructed.More

Firewood theft can be costly

08/07/2014

The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is warning that unlawfully cutting trees for firewood on reserved land can be a costly exercise and that remote cameras are being used to catch offenders.More

Caretakers wanted for island's historic site

08/07/2014

Fancy spending a few weeks at the fascinating Quarantine Station on Bruny Island? The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) and Wildcare Inc Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station are seeking volunteer caretakers for the station for the 2014/15 summer.More

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Tour Times and Admission Prices

Please note: Cave tour ticket holders do not require a valid parks pass whilst visiting King Solomons Cave and Marakoopa Cave.

Tripods, food and beverages are not allowed. Cameras, flashlights are permitted in the caves excluding the Glow- worm chamber at Marakoopa cave. Large groups must book in advance (contact Mole Creek). Bookings are not required for individuals and families.

Admission Charges

(effective 1 November 2012)

Please note: Cave entry fees for both King Solomons Cave and the two unique tours at Marakoopa Cave are available from the centralised ticket office at 330 Mayberry Rd, which is located about 600 metres prior to the entrance to Marakoopa Cave. The office takes eftpos, visa card, master card or bankcard, and cash. Tickets for King Solomons Cave are still available at the King Solomons Cave guide office but only if paying with eftpos visa card or master card. There is no cash held on the premises at King Solomons Cave Guide Office.


 

Per cave tour

Adults (18+)

$19.00

Children (4-17 years, under 4 no charge)

$9.50

Concession*

$15.50

Family (2 adults, 3 children)

$47.50

*Seniors, Australian Pensioner and healthcare card holders

Special rates are available for school educational tours.



Tour Times

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.

Times for Marakoopa Cave - Underground Rivers & Glow-worm are: 10.00am, 12.00pm and 2.00pm

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'.

Times for Marakoopa Cave - Great Cathedral, Gardens & Glow-worms are: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

King Solomons Cave

Richly packed with lavish colours and formations, this small but compact cave offers an unforgettable journey. This caters for all age groups and levels of fitness.

Tour times are: 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Note: All tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration. Tours operate in both caves every day of the year (except Christmas Day). If visiting both caves allow 15 minutes to travel the 11 km between them. Tours leave on time - latecomers will have to wait for the next tour.


 

 

Tasmanian National Parks Entry Fees

Holders of cave tour tickets do not require a national parks pass whilst visiting the tourist caves - Marakoopa and King Solomons.

For areas outside these two tourist caves, national park pass conditions still apply.

For information on applying for a national parks pass, please see our National Parks Entry Fees pages for full details.