Marakoopa Cave is a limestone cave in Mole Creek Karst national park, north west Tasmania. Mole Creek Karst National Park is 40 minutes’ drive west of Deloraine (48 kilometres/30 miles).
The Mole Creek Karst National Park includes some of Tasmania’s most visited cave systems, including Marakoopa and King Solomons Cave, two of over 300 known caves and sinkholes in the area. Marakoopa Cave features two underground streams, a large display of glow-worms, large caverns, rim pools, reflections and shawl and flowstone features. You can choose from two 45 minute guided tours of the Cave. The Underground Rivers and Glow Worms tour visits Marakoopa's lower chamber and features dazzling crystals and reflective pools of stalactites. This easy tour suits all fitness levels. The Cathedral, Gardens and Glow Worms tour takes you to the Great Cathedral cavern and the delicate formations and colours of the Gardens. Moderate fitness is needed for this tour which includes some stair climbing.
The 45 minute tours take place several times a day, every day except Christmas Day. Bookings are not required for individuals but are necessary for groups of 10 and over.
Marakoopa is a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning handsome.