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Hastings Caves State Reserve

Open Now: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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 tepid thermal springs pool water. Pack a picnic or barbecue lunch to have near the pool, or take a short forest walk...more
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754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3209
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having only half a day spare from Hobart, we decided to make the 2 hour trip to Hastings Cave for a 50 min tour. Was really happy we decided to do this. Well worth checking out the local history. Our guide, Donna was very informative....More

Thank Chrissieadvisor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After deciding to dedicate one of only two available days in Hobart to visiting the Hastings Caves we were met with disappointment. We arrived having followed the information on their website looking for the Visitor Centre in Hastings, where the website advised us to purchase...More

Thank Michelle G
hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is unfortunate that you feel that you had a negative experience at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Some of the information you have provided above is incorrect. To clarify for other readers, tour tickets are sold in the Visitor Centre and cut off 15...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We drove here for a quick day trip.And glad we did even though it was middle of winter, but what the hell. The cave itself was amazing even though you only tour alittle of it. The guide had so much info was excellent. I just...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful caves, tour guide was amazing, even cracked a few jokes with everyone. Didn’t go into the thermal pools but they felt nice and warm. The 30 minute walk was beautiful. Big fire place was amazing to stand by in this cold weather. Definitely worth...More

Thank Sammi O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There's a scenic drive down from Hobart (about 1.5 hrs) before you arrive at the main building. You need to pick up your tickets here at the Tourist Centre but find out what times they are showing maybe 'before' heading down! There's a quick 5...More

Thank boohi5
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on Hastings thermal pool as we explored the south. The track was slippery & muddy and we had no idea what to expect. A short walk through moss covered trees opened up to a swimming pool, change rooms & bbq shelters complete with...More

Thank Maureen C
Reviewed 4 August 2018

The colors and the enormity of the caves has to be seen...We traveled with a friend who was claustrophobic and she was hesitant at first but really enjoyed it and was exploring everywhere in the caves... The history narrative by the guide was very informative...More

Thank Saunter_About
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This was a wonderful day out. Only wish we had more time. Relly worth making a day of it if you can. The cave is superb. A very special specimen of a cave. The tour was thoroughly enjoyed by my self and my 10 yo....More

Thank starmagnolia
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Went here to enjoy the thermal Springs pool though it was not hot Cave walk worth it though $4 to swim take a BBQ as great place to BBQ or picnic

Thank Gaile1958
Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We were blown away by these awesome caves. Janelle was a great guide- very knowledgeable and made the space and its history really come to life. Very manageable for our young kids.

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13 May 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
18 September 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
19 December 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