Mole Creek Karst National Park

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For the nearby town, see Mole Creek.
Mole Creek Karst National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Marakoopa Cave-Tasmania-Australia01.JPG
Inside the Marakoopa Cave
Mole Creek Karst National Park is located in Tasmania
Mole Creek Karst National Park
Mole Creek Karst National Park
State Tasmania
Nearest town or city Deloraine
Coordinates 41°36′02″S 146°17′22″E / 41.60056°S 146.28944°E / -41.60056; 146.28944Coordinates: 41°36′02″S 146°17′22″E / 41.60056°S 146.28944°E / -41.60056; 146.28944
Area 13.45 km2 (5.2 sq mi)
Established 1996
Managing authorities Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Official site Mole Creek Karst National Park
See also Protected areas of Tasmania

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]

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  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