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Mole Creek Caves


Find yourself at the MOLE CREEK CAVES Marakoopa Cave and King Solomons Cave. Be refreshed and invigorated by lavish colours, rushing water, sparkling crystals, age-old formations and glow-worms.


Guided Cave Tours Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave are both open to the public. Both are spectacular and differ greatly in their features. Tours are approximately 45 minutes in duration.

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.

Underground Rivers and Glow-worms Tour ??? Marakoopa Cave 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 Underground Rivers & Glow-worm are:

1st Oct to 31st May 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm

1st June to 30th Sept 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm

Great Cathedral, Gardens and Glow-worms Tour ??? Marakoopa Cave 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 Great Cathedral, Gardens & Glow-worms are: 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm

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. King Solomons Cave Tour times are:

1st Dec to 30th April 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:30pm

1st May to 30th November 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm.

Please note: Only cave entry fees (see below) apply at Mole Creek Karst National Park - normal national park entry fees do not apply.

Tripods, food and beverages are not allowed. Cameras, flashlights are permitted in the caves excluding the Glow- worm chamber at Marakoopa cave.

Hours: 7 days a week Except Christmas Day.

Contact details

Phone: 03 6363 5182

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Map & Directions

330 Mayberry Rd, Mole Creek TAS 7304, Australia


The caves are a feature of the Great Western Tiers Tourist Route. Mole Creek Karst National Park is situated in the central north of Tasmania, about 40 minutes drive west of Deloraine. It can be reached via the B12 from Deloraine via Mole Creek. The first turnoff is well sign-posted and leads to Marakoopa Cave. The second turnoff is a further 7 km along the B12 and leads to King Solomons Cave. If you plan to visit both caves, remember that it will take about 15 minutes to travel the distance between the two. The caves can be accessed as part of a trip to or from Cradle Mountain by using roads C138 or C137.


Come and enjoy the magical underground world.

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

Day visitor facilitiesBoth caves have toilet facilities, water, picnic shelters and souvenirs. Wood and electric barbeques are available.A public telephone is located at King Solomons Cave.