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Sustainable Timber Tasmania and Parks and Wildlife Service announce road opening

21/05/2019

Florentine Road and Arve Road (to the Hartz Mountain junction) are officially reopened to the public.More

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

11. Hastings Caves State Reserve

Parks for all People - Access for the mobility impaired in Tasmania's national parks and reserves

Take the Huon Hwy (A6) from Hobart, then Hastings Cave Road (C635) about 30 km south of Geeveston.

Hastings Caves State Reserve boasts the only swimming pool in Tasmania filled with water from thermal springs. The visitor centre and café are fully accessible, as are the toilets. Wheelchair users may need assistance to reach the thermal pool, but once there the area is fully accessible. The change rooms and toilets are accessible, but wheelchair users may require assistance with the showers. There are picnic sites including sheltered tables and BBQs. The Thermal Springs Sensory Trail is a lovely 15 minute track through the forest behind the pool. This wide, boardwalked track has special multi-sensory interpretive facilities designed especially for mobility and vision impaired people. There are guided tours of Newdegate Cave, but the path is unsuitable for most mobility impaired people.