Mole Creek Karst National Park


Mole Creek Karst National Park
Mole Creek Karst National Park
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Nearest town/city Deloraine
Coordinates 41°36′02″S 146°17′22″E / 41.60056°S 146.28944°E / -41.60056; 146.28944
Area 13.45 km²
Established 1996
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst is a national park in Tasmania, Australia, 168 km northwest of Hobart. It is the only national park in Tasmania created specifically to protect karst landforms. It is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Site.

The national park was declared in 1996 to provide protection for an extensive system of over 300 known caves and sinkholes, including Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave.[1]

Marakoopa Cave features two underground streams, glow-worms, large caverns, rim pools, reflections and shawl and flowstone features. King Solomons Cave includes shawls, stalactites and stalagmites.[2]

Inside the Marakoopa Cave

See also

References

  1. ^ Mole Creek Karst National Park, Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania, retrieved 27 November 2010
  2. ^ Mole Creek Karst National Park Activities Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania

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