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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 3 days ago via mobile

The cave is fantastic and our guide Simon was excellent. The thermal Spring pool was unfortunately closed for maintenance but the area around the pool and the walk were very nice. It staggers me that a government run facility like this closes at 5:30pm in...More

1  Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hastings Cave is well worth the drive from Hobart. Make sure you leave early as it is at least 1 1/2 hour drive from Hobart. Buy your tickets at the kiosk then it is a 15 minute drive on a gravel road to the cave....More

Thank Vicki_from_Victoria
hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your great review Vicki. We apologise that the thermal pool was closed when you visited us. Newdegate Cave is a dolomite cave, which makes it a unique show-cave.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Drove from huonville to see the caves and they were better than i expected well worth it certainly worth a look.

Thank 44brettr
hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review... our guides are pretty impressed and passionate about the cave to

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really worth the drive: great cave to visit and outdoor thermal pool to swim in. Good picnic facilities near the pool, with some undercover spots with fires to warm up by. There is a cafe too. Stop at some of the wonderful roadside fruit stalls...More

Thank 554dibee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1 1/2 hour drive from Hobart, cave tour was very good, always 9 deg so wear a jacket. Worth the drive, and to make it a day trip, Tahune air walk is on the way back to Hobart.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the whole way from Hobart just to see the caves. We weren’t interested in the thermal pool or gift shop. We stopped there however to read the overall map sign that showed the direction of the caves. Correct me if I’m wrong but...More

Thank Mel G
hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and taking the time to alert us that there may be a problem with our ticketing signage. Comments are beneficial to us, and assist us in finding ways to improve signage to ensure our visitor's experience is met.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had rented a house in Southport for the week & went to Hastings Caves for a day trip out. We are a family of 5, kids 5, 2 & 5 months. Reasonably priced for us all to get in & great tour with excellent...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a drive from Hobart. The cave is down the end of a dirt track and a short five minute walk from the car park. Once inside the cave, you get to experience a majestic cave with the knowledge of an experienced guide. For $24.00...More

Thank TaKa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the themal Springs was expecting a natural rock pool to swim in ut ots just a regular swimming pool. Kids enjoyed it though. The cave itself is huge and very interesting. Very reasonably priced and worth a look.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the pool for a swim and it was the warmest that we have experienced. The pool has just been repainted and the change rooms are newly renovated. The hot springs walk (advertised as 30 mins but takes 15-20) is worth a look....More

1  Thank wombatdavid
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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