Mole Creek Tourism & Travel
Mole Creek Australia
In the Central Midlands region of Tasmania, Mole Creek is situated in the upper Mersey Valley, some 72 kilometres west of Launceston and 228kms north of Hobart. The picturesque town, surrounded by wild natural beauty is the perfect base to explore the fascinating limestone caves of Mole Creek Karst National Park. In the municipality of the Meander Valley Council, Mole Creek has a population of 223 souls.
Mole Creek Attractions
Trowunna Wildlife Park contains abundant wildlife such as a large population of Tasmanian Devils. Visitors can sample internationally renowned leatherwood honey and see it being extracted and bottled at Stephens Leatherwood Honey Factory.
Mole Creek - Near by
Great bushwalking trails and spectacular lookout points are found within The Great Western Tiers. Mole Creek is a 40-minute drive from the Central Plateau Conservation Area comprised of many lakes and rivers boasting excellent trout fishing. Close by are a series of mountains within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park where you can go on challenging hikes and take in magnificent scenery. Also in close proximity is the charming historic town of Deloraine with a thriving art and craft scene.
National Park - Mole Creek Karst
Just west of the Mole Creek town centre, Mole Creek Karst National Park contains over 300 caves and sinkholes. Limestone caves that are accessible to the public include King Solomons Caves, featuring spectacular coloured stalagmites and stalactites, and Marakoopa Cave, incorporating an intriguing glow worm display.
Mole Creek History
The name, Mole Creek was inspired by a small stream that burrowed underground like a mole. Originally inhabited by Indigenous people, the area was explored by Europeans hunting for fur skins in the 1830s.
Mole Creek Today
Today, the economy is mainly based on forestry and agriculture, including the breeding of an unusual type of beef called Belted Galloways. Mole Creek is also renowned for its leatherwood honey, which is sold internationally.