Oct
17
2011

Stunning caves at Mole Creek Karst National Park

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Tasmanian national parks are undoubtedly some of the most spectacular and breathtaking you will find anywhere in the world.

Mole Creek Karst National Park – located in the central north of the island – is no exception, with its deep limestone caves offering visitors a wonderful opportunity to explore subterranean beauty.

Inside the caves you can marvel at superb stalactites, stalagmites, columns, streams, cathedral caverns and even glow worm displays.

Marakoopa and King Solomons caves are the two highlights of the area and can be appreciated as part of a guided tour or specialist caving adventure.

The tours take around 45 minutes and depart several times throughout the day.

It is well worth making the extra effort to visit both – as they offer drastically different and uniquely beautiful sights.

Accommodation is available in either Mole Creek or Sheffield for those who wish to stay overnight and participate in all three tours.

Aside from these two important destinations, the 1,345 hectare region contains a total of 300 caves and sinkholes – making it a truly remarkable corner of the earth and a must-see destination on any Tasmanian holiday.

Situated about a 40 km drive west of Deloraine, the national park is an easy daytrip or weekend sojourn.

The small town of Mole Creek is not far from the caves – along with quaint shops and places to stay, it has a delightful wildlife park.

Basing your stay in Deloraine will give you the chance to absorb the town's relaxed, quaint atmosphere – full of historic homes, antique shops and craft galleries all set in picturesque pastures by the Meander River.

Cave Tasmania © by SplutterBug

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