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Easter safety is paramount for our parks and reserves

18/04/2019

The Parks and Wildlife Service encourages visitors and Tasmanians alike to get outdoors and get active - especially in our parks and reserves.More

Good news, Hartz Mountain National Park and other tracks are open!

17/04/2019

In time for Easter walking, PWS have been able to re-open a number of tracks.More

New Mt Mawson Shelter officially opened ahead of ski season

29/03/2019

The new Mt Mawson Public Shelter was today officially opened and will provide a new level of amenity for southern Tasmania's only ski field, as well as upgraded facilities for bushwalkers heading to the iconic Tarn Shelf walk in Mt Field National Park.More

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Important information:  Wednesday, 17 April Thursday and 18, 29 and 30 April 2019 - Please arrive at the Hastings Visitor Centre at least 45 - 60 minutes before the advertised tour time. After ticket purchase you will need to travel by commuter bus due to roadworks on the Hastings Caves Road. The bus will depart from the Visitor Centre carpark at 10:45; 11:45; 12:45; 1:45; 2:45. NOTE: Cave ticket sales will cut-off at 10:40; 11:40; 12:40; 1:40 and 2:40

From 1 May to 10 May 2019 – Please arrive at the Hastings Visitor Centre at least 45 – 60 minutes before the advertised tour time.  After ticket purchase you will need to travel by commuter bus due to roadworks on the Hastings Caves Road.  The bus will depart from the Visitor Centre carpark at 11.00; 12.00; 1.45; 2.45.   Note: Cave ticket sales will cut off at 10:50; 11:50; 1.40 and 2.40

Hastings is open every day over the Easter/Anzac Day period 10 am to 4 pm with cave tours 11.15; 12.15; 1.15; 2.15; 3.15. The commuter bus will not run between 19 and 28 April 2019

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The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. Both the thermal pool and the trail which leads through the surrounding forests are accessible to wheelchair users.

Named after Sir Francis Newdegate, the Governor of Tasmania from 1917-1920, Newdegate Cave is the largest tourist cave in Australia which occurs in dolomite, rather than limestone.

Its richly decorated chambers began forming tens of millions of years ago. Don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of the cave with qualified Parks and Wildlife Service guides. 

The Hastings Caves State Reserve forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

 

 

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