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Published March 13th 2016
Discover the wonders of the underworld
Imagine a world hidden underground with a mystical feel, and beauty begging to be discoveredů well, King Solomons Cave is just that! It is a world like no other, with beauty that must be seen with a magical sense.
King Solomons Cave is a small, dry cave that is located in Liena not too far from Mole Creek which is approximately one hour drive from Launceston; the scenic and relaxing drive leads you to a world of one of nature's best creations.
King Solomons Cave is absolutely spectacular. It is filled with various formations of limestone that started to evolve some 400 million years ago. And as you look at the calcite crystal deposits you cannot help but feel like they resemble diamonds, as they sparkle and twinkle.
The photograph does no justice to this awe-inspiring rock formulation with its millions of glittering sparkles
As we continued admiring the beauty and being mesmerised by the sparkles on the lavish coloured formations of the abundance of reflective calcite crystals, a thought hit me- the name of the cave suddenly became clear as an image of King Solomon keeping watch over his diamonds shadowed over me in this magical cave and the reason behind the cave's name became apparent.
King Solomons Cave was first discovered by two local men in 1906 and the first cave tour to operate visitors had to negotiate a 40 ft drop from the surface via a series of stepladders, and thence through the cave on wooden planks. However, today we are guided through a side entrance with no dropping or planking!
These unique formations resemble parsnips and carrots!
Our guide was wonderful, she explained everything so well and gave us interesting facts that will not be forgotten. The way she spoke about King Solomons Cave was passionate and it made the tour experience more enjoyable and left you wanting to come back to visit this beauty time and time again.
This interesting formulation looks to be like a pillar holding up the cave
8206; If you are a cave enthusiast, a nature lover or just simply want to experience something magical then be sure to visit this wonderful cave; as the beauty is breathtaking and it is certainly a must add to your activity list.
There are four tour times throughout the day and the tour is around 45 minutes to an hour. It is suitable for all ages and fitness levels- do note that at some parts of the tour the path becomes really tight and squashy as well as the temperature dropping, making it quite cold inside.