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Hastings Caves State Reserve

Address: Hastings Cave Road | Hobart, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is situated 90 minutes south of Hobart. Enjoy a guided cave...
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
Owner description: Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is situated 90 minutes south of Hobart. Enjoy a guided cave tour, then swim or soak in the warm Thermal Springs Pool. Pack a picnic or barbecue lunch to have near the pool, or take a short forest walk. Visitor Centre sells coffee, toasted sandwiches, pies and biscuits and offers a range of gifts and souvenirs.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

A fabulous tour that is worth the time and effort involved in reaching the site. Friendly, well organised, intelligent and humorous staff and guides.

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Nubeena, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

They really should change the name to Tepid Springs, the cave tour was tops and educational. Sadly we didn't see any platypus on the platypus walk, should be renamed - maybe possibly platypus with some tepid water. The facilities themselves were very clean.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very interesting and the commentary of the official guide of the caves (I wish I could remember his name!) was very good and well informed and presented not in a boring manner but with enthusiasm. The caves are magnificent, pretty well illuminated inside, but attention to those not fond of stairs, there are quite few to climb up and down... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its Well worth the Long drive from Hobart ( be careful of the Council Dirt road for the last 2k) Then Just a Short But Beautiful walk through Enchanting Forest to the Cave Enterance. In there you will see the Most Spectacular Natural Creations. Most Wonderfuly Sculptured over the many many Thousands of Years!. It's a great idea to look... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Very much worth the trip. Fascinating caves and the guide Steve, very informative and knowledgable. Well done. Highly recommend the Ida away railway first then do the caves. Check tour times tho, as you could wait up to an hour.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I guess if we had looked this up on TA before going we would have known that this is a standard swimming pool heated by treated thermal spring water, but we were really disappointed on arrival and looked around for something more natural-looking, as did several of the people we spoke to that afternoon. The setting is very nice; clean... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Travelled to caves and thermal pools expecting a warm relaxing dip in the thermal pool. Ops well it was clear water but not very warm. The pool area did not fit in with the surrounding bush land. Little disappointed.

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hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs and your comments. We are sorry to hear that your experience wasn't what you expected. The Thermal Springs water is gathered from mineral springs under the pool these springs test at 31 degrees celcius, the water is gathered and fed into a pool treatment plant, injected with hydrogen peroxide and returned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It was very good experience for us . The tour guide was very good and the tour is 45 minutes . You get to go the caves and appreciate wonders of nature . There are thermal springs but on the way ( it is well laid wooden path ) there was a TIGER SNAKE . It knocked the lights out... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The caves themselves were great. The tour guide very knowledgeable just the right length of tour. Try and get on a tour without kids if you can. I'm glad I went but staying in hobart for the weekend meant it was a long drive but in my opinion worth it if you are looking around the area but I can... More 

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hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic comments. Sorry you missed the pool area, you are right it is a great place for families to visit. The unique combination of a cave tour, a swim in our 28 degree warm swimming pool, short walks and our fabulous rock built barbecue shelter is perfect for family and friends to meet up. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

a place to visit while in Tasmania and worth the drive, beautifully set up, great guides and easy to access.

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