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King Solomons Cave Tour

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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.‎

Check out those amazing natural rock formulations

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.‎

The entrance to the King Solomons Cave

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

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. ‎

A natural archway

Tickets to the tour can be purchased at King Solomons Cave or at the sister cave Marakoopa Cave. ‎Both cave tours can be combined and are approximately a 15 minute drive apart. ‎

It sure does get cold inside the cave!
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Why? Take a tour through one of natures best gems
When: All year round- Tour Times: 11:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm daily- for all details see website.
Where: King Solomns Cave,1535 Liena Rd, Liena (near Mole Creek)
Cost: Adult: $19pp, Children (4-17yrs): $9.50pp & Family (2 Adults &3 Children): $47.50
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