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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
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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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Great activity for a rainy day

Super good value. Our modest entry fee ($24) gave us an informative cave tour in an extensive cave with lots of amazing formations located in lovely drippy green rainforest AND... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rosalind50
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Southport, Tasmania
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Southport, Tasmania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Super good value. Our modest entry fee ($24) gave us an informative cave tour in an extensive cave with lots of amazing formations located in lovely drippy green rainforest AND entry to the thermal springs reserve. At the springs there is a warming spring-fed swimming pool with hot showers for warming up afterwards, a gorgeous stone structure with BBQs and... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit of a drive from Hobart with the last couple of miles on fairly uneven roads but well worth the visit. Our guide at the caves was a lovely woman , who obviously knew all about the caves. The were beautiful and well worth the effort. There were a few guests who were not as fit as others but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful naturally formed caves. It's amazing to see what's going on under the ground and how these caves are formed. Our guide was passionate, knowledgeable and gracious. Had a wonderful time! Thank you :)

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Beaconsfield, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The spectacular caves are easily accessed, the steps require minimal agility, as the floor is permanently wet wear good footwear & take a jacket as inside is chilly.. Our guide was very informative. Whilst I admit his position comes with a degree of responsibility, myself & other visitors found him to be quite bossy & borderline rude.. However, this aside,... More 

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Thank lynkerslake2016
Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great trip to Hastings cave. Lots of stairs so I recommend good shoes. The ground inside the cave can be a little slippery. My 17 month old was really only safe in our arms. We forgot our carrier but there were' many safe areas to put him down. The caves themselves are fascinating and beautiful. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank Emma S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the spring water, then the guy there said to us "you have come that far to the end of the world, I recommend to give a go to caves". We did it and it was gorgeous. The cave guide was an unblievably cool person with a vast knowledge on his work. The thermal spring water was so... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do this tour at the last minute. Glad we did, it was well set out and accessible to climb down into. The guide was pleasant and had alot of knowledge about the cave and the formations. Well worth a visit

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Thank Kath S
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Newdegate cave is big and spectacular. Beautiful formations. About 500 steps but not too strenuous. The tour was informative, the pace busy but not rushed at all. The coffee at the visitor centre was ok too, if you have to wait for the next tour.

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived just in the nick of time to get onto the next tour, after purchasing our tickets we drove up to the carpark closer to the cave entrance (about 5 minutes) and from there a short walk up to the cave entrance. Our guide Simon was very knowledgeable and the passion he had for his job and the caves... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

That old saying 'it's not the destination, it's the journey' is most relevant when you visit the caves. The drive there, the sceanery is a pure delight. And the caves... well you stop at the tourist gift shop building and buy your tickets, drive 5 minutes on a dirt road to the start of a forest and take a leisurely... More 

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