MOLE CREEK

Mole Creek (what a name) is encounted when traveling the Launceston to Cradle Mountain (or vice versa) route. Mole Creek is a very small town, but has assumed the last sighting of the Tasmania Tiger locality and the marketing of such.

Mole Creek is a town in the upper Mersey Valley, in the central north of Tasmania, At the 2006 census, Mole Creek had a population of 223, so is a pretty small place. The town primary school also services the surrounding districts including Chudleigh and Caveside. The nearest high school and regional centre is Deloraine. Mole Creek is well known for its honey and accounts for about 35 percent of Tasmania's honey production including Leatherwood Honey (a noted monofloral honey) which is unique to Tasmania and sold internationally.

A railway was opened to Mole Creek on 5 April 1890. Throughout its existence, it carried mostly timber destined for the paper mill at Burnie and, in later days, woodchips for Bell Bay. Passenger services were mostly railcars after the 1920s. The line closed in 1992, it having been out of service since 1985

Trowunna Wildlife Park is a popular tourist attraction in the area and is known for Tasmanian Devil conservation and a successful breeding programme.

Mole Creek Karst National Park (the sighting of the Tassie Tiger) is also nearby, including the show caves Marakoopa Cave and King Solomons Cave, which have been popular with tourists for 100 years.

The Mole Creek Hotel has a bar devoted to the Tiger. Be sure to visit Mole Creek and be sure to spend some time in the Tiger Bar. The Guest House is an impressive building.

The Mole Creek War Memorial is located on the main road passing through.

There is just the single congregational churches in Mole Creek.

There are aspects about Mole Creek that have charm and the visitor will delight in the time spent in this small town.

 

  Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
  Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
  Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
  Rotary Club   Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
  Hang Gliding   Golf Course