We arrived to Launceston at 9am, but before we hit the road we went to Woolworths, then to the Visitor Center, then kids became hungry… So it was almost 2.00-2.30pm when we finally packed everything and went to our first destination - the Mole Creek Karst National Park.
The Mole Creek area is renowned for its caves. Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves are but two caves in an area that contains over 300 known caves and sinkholes. Other typical karst features in this area include gorges and large underground streams and springs. Both caves are home to a range of fascinating animals which have evolved features which allow them to adapt to their lightless environments. It is said that the glow-worm display in Marakoopa Cave is the largest you'll see in any public access cave anywhere in Australia, so we decided to visit this one.