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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

The flood and storm events in June and July of this year had a significant impact on Tasmania's iconic national parks and reserves, and the current damage bill is expected to exceed $6.4 million.More

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

Tour Times and Admission Prices

Please note: Marakoopa Cave is currently closed for repairs as a result of the recent flood event. Until Marakoopa re-opens, an additional daily 10:30am tour of King Solomons cave is being conducted.

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 September 2015)

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 MasterCard. 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

This highly decorated cave is accessible on two different tours.

Underground Rivers and Glow-worms tour

Tours depart at 10am, 12 noon and 2pm daily. An additional daily 4pm tour is offered between 1 October and 31 May. The caves are closed on Christmas Day.

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

Great Cathedral and Glow-worms tour

Tours depart at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily. The caves are closed on Christmas Day.

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'.

Be sure to allow yourself an extra 15 minutes to enjoy the enchanting Fernglade Walk from the ticket office parking area to the cave entrance.

During the busy summer period it's advisable to arrive on site at least 30 minutes before the tour start time, to ensure your place in the tour group and allow time to buy tickets and reach the departure point on time.

Learn more about Marakoopa Cave here.

King Solomons Cave

Tours depart at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm daily. Additional daily tours at 10:30am and 4:30pm are offered from 1 December to 30 April. The caves are closed on Christmas Day.

This compact cave features lavish colours and formations, with sparkling calcite decorating the chambers. The tour is suitable for all age groups and levels of fitness.

During the busy summer period it's advisable to arrive on site at least 30 minutes before the tour start time, to ensure your place in the tour group and allow time to buy tickets and reach the departure point on time.

All tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration. If you plan on visiting both caves, allow at least 15 minutes to travel the 11 km between them. Tours leave on time; if you're late arriving you'll 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.

 

 

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