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a pictorial guide to Tasmania's natural attractions

 

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KARST NATIONAL PARK

The Great Western Tiers

 

 

Just below Western Bluff is the small but most interesting Karst National Park.  Beneath the ground there are over 300 caves.  Of these, only two have regular guided tours operated by Tasmania's National Parks and Wildlife Service.

 

On one of the back roads to Cradle.  Mole Creak is about an hours easy drive from Launceston or Devonport.

 

King Solomon's Cave and Marakoopa Cave are within 10 kilometres of each other.  We visited in December 2017 the 1 hour tour departed on the hour at one cave and the half hour at the other.  This enables both caves to be visited after the other finishes.  Tickets for tours of both caves need to be purchased at Marakoopa Cave.

 

Some guides have access to other caves - by appointment.  There are many superb caves - some with very limited entry.

 

There are more caves on the island.  One is at Gunn's Plains just south of Ulverstone on the North West Coast.  Another is at Hastings about 80 kilometres south of Hobart - one of 2 dolomite caves in Australia open to the public.  There is a thermal pool near them.

 

UPDATE: Marakoopa Cave now has two separate tours.

 

 

http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/natparks/molecreek/tourtime.html

http://www.wildcavetours.com/home.html