Tour of Tasmania: Mole Creek
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Mole Creek (pop ~300) is a picturesque farming area south of Devonport. The Great Western Tiers mountain range rises in the background, and the area is prime habitat for the Tasmanian Devil. Tasmanian Honey is headquartered at Mole Creek, their apiary alone yielding 35% of Tasmania's honey. In addition to clover and blackberry honey, Leatherwood honey is also produced at Mole Creek. This is derived from the blossom of the Leatherwood tree, which only grows in Tasmanian rainforests, and this unique variety is sold both domestically and overseas.

A visit to the Trowunna Wildlife Park will give you a look at Tasmanian Devils "in action"; it is also possible to hold or hand feed wallabies, kangaroos and baby wombats, as well as observing native birds such as the kookaburra and wedgetail eagle. Shows involving koalas, wombats and Tasmanian Devils are held three times daily.

Close to Mole Creek are the popular King Solomon and Marakoopa Caves, which are open for the public to tour. Devils Gullet State Reserve is 40 km (25 mi) from Mole Creek, in one of Tasmania's United Nations-recognised World Heritage Areas. The Devils Gullet lookout stands atop a 600m (1800 ft) sheer cliff, and provides amazing 180° views of the Fisher River Valley. Part of the road to the lookout is unsealed and makes for slow going, but even the views from the road (above) are attractive.

Mole Creek has one 4-star and four 3½-star accommodations (RACT rated).

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