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Hastings Caves State Reserve

754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3209
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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. Hours vary throughout the year, please check parks.tas.gov.au/reserves/hastings for opening hours.
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754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3209
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were expecting a warm-hot spring to soak in after our morning walking in the snow around Harts Peak. I jumped into to an ordinary looking swimming pool to find it barely warm, did one lap and quickly retreated hoping to warm up in a...More

Thank Vivaroo
Reviewed 2 days ago

Now it may be because we are from Sydney so to us Tassie is cold. But the thermal spring was COLD we only lasted 5 mins and ran for the warm shower which was the most amazing part of the day

Thank Alicia D
Reviewed 4 days ago

I haven't visited Hastings Caves since I was a kid, but had an opportunity to go on a tour just recently. The caves are really beautiful and absolutely worth the entrance price. Our guide, Jane, was so knowledgeable about the history of the caves and...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is such a lovely place to visit.. You have the choice of the Caves Tour or the swimming pool that is filled by a natural hot spring water source.. Delightful BBQ eating areas with open wood fires for warmth and ambience.. Watch out for...More

Thank shellmcj
Reviewed 5 days ago

I used to live in Tasmania many years ago. Back then the Hastings thermal pool was very ordinary. National Parks have done a great job of reinventing the pool and surrounds. Modern pool, great covered eating area with open fires. The thirty minute circuit in...More

Thank Prelibato1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a bit of a drive from Hobart (where I was based) but well worth it. I did the second last tour of the day and our guide was extremely informative and funny (great barista too!). Normally the tour is about 45 minutes long but...More

Thank RhiRhiP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My missus and I went on a trip to Hobart and she told me she wanted to go to this place. It was about a 1 hr 50 min drive from the airport to the visitor centre. Purchased tickets at $24/adult for the 11:30am tour....More

Thank cnaes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did an afternoon tour. Our guide was excellent!! She had a lovely casual friendly manner, was very informative but didnt overload us with info..she was great!!!! Highly recommend a visit to the Caves🖒

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This cave system is located 102km south of Hobart. We drove from Hobart and it took roughly two hours. There is a charge for entry which is not high, and you are escorted by a Parks and Wildlife Guide. The guide is extremely informative and...More

1  Thank Wen P
Reviewed August 13, 2017

We drove down from Seven Mile Beach. A little bit of a drive, about 130kms. Arrived just in time for a tour. Paying $24 per adult at the visitors centre, you then drive an additional 5kms to the caves. Leave time to get there. During...More

Thank Kalie L
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May 12, 2017|
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Response from hastingscaves | Property representative |
Hi, the track leading to the cave has a gradual uphill incline, there are approx. 20 stairs on this track. In the cave there are 250 stairs each way, the stairshave handrails either side and are not continuos, however those... More
September 18, 2016|
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Response from macka28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mamadodo, It's very easy mate and if you are not that confident I would be happy to follow you in and make sure you are comfortable to get out but it's a very easy drive, with no problems at all. All the best
Jony L
December 18, 2015|
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Response from hastingscaves | Property representative |
Hi - Yes you certainly need a ticket, if you check the Hastings Caves website for tour times. Please remember to arrive 20 - 30 minutes prior to your preferred tour time. The guided cave tour ticket includes... More