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Hastings Caves State Reserve

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Address: 754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
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+61 3 6298 3209
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is situated 90 minutes south of Hobart....

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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Interesting Cave tour with free use of thermal pool....

Travelled out of Hobart towards Huon Valley with stops along Huonville, Franklin and Port Huon before arriving at Hastings. Bought ticket for the 45 minute cave tour and it came... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelled out of Hobart towards Huon Valley with stops along Huonville, Franklin and Port Huon before arriving at Hastings. Bought ticket for the 45 minute cave tour and it came with a free entry to the Thermal Pool (28 degrees). Guide was knowledgeable and the 500 steps within the Cave was not too difficult for a novice like me. Enjoyed... More 

Thank Vicki76Singapore
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good entry price that includes use of thermal pool (which is only tepid temp so not exactly a relaxing soak!). The cave is amazing, probably the best we had seen from caves in WA, Vietnam and Japan and the tour guide very interesting. It also has great facilities for a fire and bbq. Well worth it

Thank Sarah C
Hawley Beach, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the experience and it was worth the long drive from Hobart. Very interesting caves, lovely staff and a nice swim in a pool (even though it was not as hot as we imagined). Next time we would probably bring a picnic bag or some items to grill on a BBQ pits available.

Thank Peter H
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As caves go this is one of the better ones. Not only are the stalagmite/tite formations attractive but the lighting and access is very good. The guide is very knowledgeable friendly and accommodating. A very worthwhile trip and experience

Thank Jim T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If combined with the Ida Bay Railway it makes for a great day out. You will have to arrive a good 20-25 minutes before the tour of the caves as you need to purchase tickets, drive and walk. The tour guides are excellent, we had Jo and she was a gem. After the caves go back and have a dip... More 

Thank Paul B
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide, Donna was friendly and very informative. The cave is beautiful and well lit. Very well maintained inside. A lovely day with the family!

Thank Megan R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hastings Caves in Tasmania is an absolutely amazing experience and one to put on your list of must sees in Tasmania. The caves are stunning and so well preserved, it's like mother natures art gallery. Donna our guide was fabulous! Our teenage boys loved it and were not bored once...

Thank Silvana M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was really interesting and something a bit different from the usual Tasmanian tourist places Tour wentfor about an hour and the tour guide was very informativ

Thank Cheryl M
Torquay, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great cave experience to be had here! If you like cave visits this is one not to miss. The added bonus is a thermal pool (a real swimming pool though - with thermal water from the reserve).

Thank Axiomwatson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the cave tour and it was stunning. Our tour guide was so informative and friendly. The information we were given regarding the terrain, 500+ stairs and the cool cave temp (9deg) were spot on. We were able to prepare properly, and this helped us to enjoy the experience. We also visited the hot pool. It was so relaxing.... More 

Thank Jenn A

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