Karstcare: cavers caring for caves
Our members assist the Rangers at Mole Creek with a wide range of management activities, mainly underground. These activities include cleaning, track marking, placement of advisory signs and surveying. Some of these caves are under a limited access code requiring affiliation with the Australian Speleology Federation (ASF), others are less restricted. Some projects require extensive vertical skills to access the work sites, other involve only basic caving skills. The KarstCare coordinator supervises all projects, with all equipment being supplied.
Mole Creek is near Deloraine at the foot of the Great Western Tiers. It is about a 45-minute drive from Devonport and a 1 hour drive from Launceston. The area is famous for the quantity and quality of its limestone caves. There are 2 tourist caves in the area and several hundred “wild caves”, some of which are considered amongst the best in Australia. For more information check out the Parks and Wildlife Service web page www.parks.tas.gov.au
This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.
Name: David Wools-Cobb
Mobile phone: 0429143245