Mole Creek is unsurpassed as a popular stopping destination for touring the central north area of Tasmania and Cradle Mountain. It can be accessed by car from Launceston from the Midland Highway taking the Bass Highway exit then take the Mole Creek Road exit heading to Mole Creek.
On the way, the scenic drive passes towns and points of attractions.
Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of this quaint town, with its many scenic walks, exploring the cave systems, including King Solomon's Cave, which attracted tourists since the 1850s, and admire the wide variety of diverse Tasmanian wildlife at Trowunna Wildlife Park.
There is a Sculpture Trail from Deloraine and passes along the banks of the Meander River to sites including Mole Creek, Marakoopa and King Solomon's Caves, Alum Cliffs, and Devils Gullet. The Trail emerged in Deloraine in 2020 as a celebration of the region's natural beauty and cultural diversity and combines dozens of diverse creations gifted by Tasmanian artists.
In the 1800s, The Tommeginne Aborigines lived in the area for 40,000 years before the arrival of Europeans. Mole Creek and surrounding areas were the lands of the Pallitorre Aboriginal tribe, and evidence is found that they settled in Mole Creek for at least 10,000 years.
In 1979, Trowunna Wildlife Park opened, and the first Tasmanian Devils arrived in 1985. In 1996, the Mole Creek Karst National Park was declared, and at least 300 caves where discovered, including King Solomon's Cave which, was found in 1906 and opened for tours in 1908.
The Marakoopa Cave was discovered in 1910, and in 1912 it was opened and sold to the state tourist department in 1919.