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Marakoopa Cave

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Address: Mole Creek Karst National Park, Mole Creek, Tasmania, Australia
Phone Number: 61363635182
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Great experience, cool guides

We've been to quite a few caves in Australia and around the world and while this is not the biggest one, the guide's narrative and way of handling the tour made up for it. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Dennis V
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We've been to quite a few caves in Australia and around the world and while this is not the biggest one, the guide's narrative and way of handling the tour made up for it. The glow worms are very interesting to see at the end and there's a tale that a couple of platypuses are making a home somewhere in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Put on a warm coat, sensible shoes and don't miss this tour underground. Try to get John, the ageing hippie as your guide; he's an absolute gem. You'll learn a lot, laugh a lot, get some great photos and enjoy the walk. The caves are in a lovely area to spend time outdoors too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Went on the first tour of the day at 10am. We were a small group so it was easy to see everything and take photos. The tour guide was very informative and we left with a lot more knowledge of caves. Loved the glow worms!

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Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A great tour, lots of great photos taken. Staff were friendly and kids enjoyed seeing the glow worms

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed our visit to Marakoopa caves although our group was probably too large to get the best from it. One of the highlights is when the lights are turned off and you get to really see the glow worms.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The cave has many spectacular formations which were well explained by the knowledgable guide. The glow worms were interesting.A pleasant walk to arrive at the cave entrance. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The caves were beautiful and the guide was fun and informative. I loved when he turned off the lights and the ceiling become all starry with glow-worms. The temperature in the caves is 9 degree despite the weather, so bring a jacket with you or you'll catch a cold.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Excellent tour guide, with interesting history of the discovery of the caves, the development of the different formations and the life cycle of the glow worms. Well worth a visit for adults and children.

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Bendigo, Victoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Limestone caves are usually fun to explore with children and the Marakoopa cave delivered. Our guide, Dave, was both fun and knowledgable. There are glow worms to see when the lights are turned out and a nice little fern walk between the ticket office and the cave entrance. Good activity for a rainy day.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

while the caves aren't as big as some of the others I've seen, they were clean and well-preserved. The guide was friendly and very informative. It was a nice way to spend 45 minutes on a hot day as it was chilly in the cave.

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