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Mole Creek Karst National Park

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The Australian state of Tasmania is home to Mole Creek Karst National Park. A total of 1,453 hectares make up the park, well-known for its vast network of underground caverns and karst formations. Together with visitors and cavers, it is a well-liked vacation spot for people who enjoy the outdoors.

Around 40 kilometres to the west of Launceston, Tasmania's second-largest city, is where the park is situated. The Mole Creek Cave, a labyrinth of limestone caverns with a length of almost 13 kilometres, is the park's most notable feature. The cave system is home to several unusual phenomena, such as stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and flowstones. In addition, the cave system's subsurface treasures may be discovered on guided excursions available to visitors.

The park is also home to numerous more cave systems, including the Marakoopa Cave and the King Solomons's Cave, in addition to the Mole Creek Cave. Visitors may view spectacular underground streams, waterfalls, and glowworm displays in each of these caverns, which both provide guided tours.

Various plants and animals, including numerous indigenous species, may be found in the park. Visitors exploring the park's walking routes may view several eucalyptus tree species, ferns, and other vegetation. The Tasmanian native hen, eastern spinebill, and yellow-tailed black cockatoo are just a few bird species that call the park home.

The existence of the Tasmanian giant freshwater lobster, one of the most significant freshwater crustaceans in the world, is one of the park's distinctive attractions. These lobsters live in the park's streams and rivers, and visitors may occasionally see them while hiking or exploring the waterways.

The park has several walking routes that let visitors discover the natural beauty of the area. The Enchanted Walk, which gives breathtaking views of the park's karst scenery, and the Marakoopa Cave Walk, which leads tourists through a beautiful wooded region and multiple cave entrances, are two of the most well-liked routes.

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