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Mole Creek

Mole Creek occupies a valley between the Gog Range and the Great Western Tiers in the central north, not far from Tasmania's highest point, Mount Ossa. This is an area of fascinating limestone caves that have been forming over the past 450 million years and are now protected in Tasmania's only underground national park. There are more than 300 caves and sinkholes in all, many featuring streams and springs. Public tours are conducted through King Solomons and Marakoopa caves, and each give you a very different experience. King Solomons is noted for its lavish colours and formations, while Marakoopa is a wet cave containing the largest display of glow worms in Australia. For equally spectacular scenery, be adventurous and join a wild cave tours. You will journey through underground streams and squeeze between rocky passages with only a headlamp to illuminate your path and be prepared to get wet. After navigating the caves, you can join a four wheel drive tour of the Mersey valley, visit a leatherwood honey farm, or try white-water rafting on the upper Mersey. There are many pleasant short walks in the area at Liffey Falls and Arm River. You'll be rewarded by beautiful scenery on longer bushwalks at Lake Rowallan and the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. There's plenty of wildlife at Mole Creek and including the world's largest barn owl and native Australian animals at the Trowunna Wildlife Park. Mole Creek is home to little more than 200 people, most of whom earn their living from farming and forestry. It was named after of a small stream that veered underground, like a mole. The area was originally inhabited by Aboriginal people and was explored by Europeans hunting for fur skins in the 1830s. The average maximum temperature for January is 21.5 degrees, while in June it's 11 degrees. Mole Creek is 72 kilometres (45 miles) west of Launceston. Take the B54 as far as Deloraine and the B12 from there.

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Wychwood Garden and Nursery


Wychwood Garden and Nursery, Mole Creek, is a stunning example of a beautiful temperate garden. It features unusual plants, particularly those that can withstand heat and frost. The garden and nursery cover around one hectare (2.5 acres) and are nestled under the Great Western Tiers, near picturesque Mole Creek, Northern Tasmania. Wychwood is a leisurely one-hour drive from Launceston and Devonport, on Highway B12 (Cradle Country Touring Route), the main road to Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, and just near Mole Creek Caves.
The garden features sweeping borders full of perennials, old roses and ornamental grasses plus a fruit and vegetable garden, a heritage apple orchard (with resident geese), water features and woodland areas.
In the creek paddock you will find a medieval-designed grass labyrinth, which is beautiful viewed from the rise above. For plant enthusiasts, a wealth of rare and interesting specimens can be found, including the renowned double white hellebore, numerous pulmonaria cultivars, hardy cyclamens, epimediums, fritillaries, snake bark maples and much more.
Wychwood was recently featured on a stamp released as part of a series celebrating Open Gardens Australia, and a stunning book 'Wychwood' was released late 2014.




80 Den Road
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 2.5K from Mole Creek

Trowunna Wildlife Park


Trowunna Wildlife Park is a family wildlife park at Mole Creek not far from Cradle Mountain. Trowunna was established in 1979 and covers 65 acres of serene sanctuary for Tasmania's native wildlife. Unchanged in 25 years, Trowunna Wildlife Park gives you the opportunity to experience the magic of nature's wonderland.
At Trowunna you can see more than 35 species of birds and animals, You can get up close and hand-feed the free-ranging kangaroos and wallabies. Or you can take an interactive guided tour and see Tasmanian devils being hand-fed.
Trowunna Wildlife Park is open daily 0900 to 1700. Daily interactive tours are conducted at 1100, 1300 and 1500. Learn about the successful conservation breeding programs that have been conducted at Trowunna since 1985 with native wildlife such as tasmanian devils, wombats and quolls.
Group bookings and private tours are welcome and Devil and/or Wombat full day workshops are available.




1892 Mole Creek Road
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 4.6K from Mole Creek

Honey Farm - The


Discover the tastes, flavours and textures of honey at The Honey Farm in Chudleigh, Tasmania. Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, the vibrant cartoon bees adorning the building are difficult to miss.
Inside you will be taken on a journey of discovery into the amazing world of the honeybee. There are over 50 different honeys to taste, from single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, to indulgent gourmet delights like the rich Honey Chocolate Paste.
After tasting the honeys, explore the secrets of the hive with audio-visual and interactive displays. A feature is the glass beehive. Watch the bees busily producing honey, try to spot the queen bee and maybe even watch a newly born bee hatching from its cell- all from behind the safety of glass.
Not only does The Honey Farm have the widest range of honey available in Tasmania, but also a unique range of honeybee related giftware, skincare products for both therapeutic and cosmetic use, and health-boosting Apitherapy products such as Propolis, Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen and Manuka Honey. Tastings and entry to The Honey Farm are free.
The village of Chudleigh is just under a one-hour drive west of Launceston (64 km).




39 Sorell Street
Chudleigh, TAS, 7304

Located 6.8K from Mole Creek

Mole Creek Karst National Park


Mole Creek Karst National Park, in Northern Tasmania, features richly decorated limestone caves.
The Park is 40 minutes west of Deloraine and a short drive from the village of Mole Creek.
Mole Creek Karst National Park protects deep limestone caves of superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow worm displays, subterranean streams and cathedral caverns. The Park is best known for the superb Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves, which are open to the general public, but its 1,345 hectares (3,324 acres) contains a total of 300 caves and sinkholes.
You can view the caves on guided tours which depart several times each day, or join a specialised adventure-caving experience. If you plan to visit both Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves, remember that it will take about 15 minutes to drive between the two. There is an entry fee to explore the caves, and national park entry fees also apply to other areas of the Park.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania's national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.




B12
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 10.0K from Mole Creek

Claude Road Market


The Claude Road Market is a country market in Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport (30 kilometres) and 90 minutes west of Launceston (93 kilometres).
Every three months (March, June, September and Decmber) on the third Saturday of the month, Sheffield's Claude Road Memorial Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters for the Claude Road Market. Here you can find fresh organic fruit and vegetables, garden and farm produce and locally made preserves, curry pastes, jams and sauces. The market has a strong emphasis on arts and crafts. Browse the creations of local artists and craftspeople and make your selection from the offerings of jewellery, clothing, leatherwork, hand weaving and ceramics. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm.
Sheffield is known internationally for its collection of public murals, which depict the area's rich history. Since 1986, dozens of murals have been painted in the town, ranging from large scale work by professional painters, to murals by local school children. Sheffield attracts over 100,000 visitors each year who come to admire this collection of public art. The town also hosts the annual Mural Fest - a national competition of mural art.




Claude Road Memorial Hall,
787 Claude Road,
Claude Road
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 17.1K from Mole Creek

Devils Gullet


Enjoy dramatic views into a deep, narrow gorge. To get there, follow the gravel road 15 kilometres beyond King Solomon Cave near Mole Creek to reach Devils Gullet, on the northern rim of the Great Western Tiers.
Nearby Lake Mackenzie is the starting point for walks in the alpine country of Tasmania's Central Plateau.
Note that this area has been impacted by bushfire in January 2016.




Off C171
Mole Creek, TAS, 7304

Located 17.6K from Mole Creek

Villarett Gardens


Experience Villarett Gardens at Moltema, near Elizabeth Town in Tasmania's north. It is the result of the overwhelming passion of two dedicated gardeners. Over the last 31 years Graeme and Linda Chugg have created this sophisticated, stylish contemporary garden.
Beginning a garden on the side of a hill with just a few mature holly, beech and oak trees, they have, with skill, hard work and devotion developed a garden of rare beauty. The magnificent use of hedges and innovative planting combined with modern sculpture has created something rarely seen in Tasmania, a garden where architectural space is used to striking effect.
Despite the physical and mental demands of running a highly successful restaurant, they keep the garden to a degree of manicured perfection that is truly amazing. Being a skilled hedge trimmer, Linda is one of a rare breed of women, trimming the hedges is her way of relaxing after a hectic days work. Graeme has created all the metal sculptures himself over the last ten years, which add a new dimension to an already inspired setting.
Villaret Gardens well deserves its reputation as one of Tasmania's iconic gardens.
Ideal to visit for a delicious meal, function, wedding or stay.




789 Railton Road
Moltema, TAS, 7304

Located 18.3K from Mole Creek

Mole Creek: Events

Chudleigh Show


With the first show held in 1889, The Chudleigh Show is one of Tasmania's oldest shows. An annual event creating a great family day and showing the best of what the local area has to offer.
Expect to see poultry, cattle, sheep, horses and dairy heifers and sheep dogs as they show and compete for "best of show". Wander through displays of utes and vintage tractors and be entertained by the trick horse display.
The woodchopping event will represent the serious sporting side of the Show and the not so serious, but steeped in tradition, the Chudleigh Cup will run again. There are no real horses in the Chudleigh Cup but there are lots of people dressed up as horses and doing a lot of horsing around.
Free Kid's activities run all day from 10am in a dedicated area.
There are many interesting stalls ranging from delicious Ice Creams to novelties and gourmet salts!


Event Dates
2017
      18th Feb


Chudleigh Showgrounds
Chudleigh, TAS, 7304

Located 8.9K from Mole Creek

Claude Road Market


The Claude Road Market is a country market in Sheffield, north west Tasmania. Sheffield is 30 minutes south of Devonport (30 kilometres) and 90 minutes west of Launceston (93 kilometres).
Every three months (March, June, September and Decmber) on the third Saturday of the month, Sheffield's Claude Road Memorial Hall fills with stallholders and treasure hunters for the Claude Road Market. Here you can find fresh organic fruit and vegetables, garden and farm produce and locally made preserves, curry pastes, jams and sauces. The market has a strong emphasis on arts and crafts. Browse the creations of local artists and craftspeople and make your selection from the offerings of jewellery, clothing, leatherwork, hand weaving and ceramics. The Claude Road Market is open from 9am until 2pm.



Event Dates
2016
      17th Sep
      24th Dec
2017
      18th Mar


787 Claude Road,
787 Claude Road
Claude Road, TAS, 7306

Located 17.1K from Mole Creek

Triple Top Mountain Run


Tasmania's most gruelling mountain run spanning over Mt Claude, Mt Van Dyke and Mt Roland.
Be a part of this challenging run with breath-taking views and impressive mountain scenery.
While the event is attracting serious runners, fit walkers are also encouraged to enjoy the experience and participate in the event.
The run is approximately 19.7 kilometres, traversing three mountain peaks finishing at Claude Road at the foot of Mount Roland.
A physically demanding event over mountain walking tracks the traverse Mt. Claude, Mt. Van Dyke and Mount Roland, south of Sheffield.
The day is a genuine test of the athlete's fitness.


Event Dates
2016
      13th Nov


787 Claude Road,
787 Claude Road
Sheffield, TAS, 7306

Located 17.1K from Mole Creek

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