A close-up view of tree fern fronds with a family in a pool in the background
Hastings Caves Thermal Pool (photograph: David Clark)

Thermal Springs maintenance works underway

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​The Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) will undertake maintenance work on the Thermal Springs at Hastings Caves State Reserve this month, with the pool aiming to reopen in December in time for the busy summer season.

Tours will continue of Hastings Caves during the works, allowing visitors to explore the magical underground landscape.    

PWS Parks and Reserves Manager Jeremy Hood said the works on the pool were scheduled in November as warmer weather conditions are required to successfully complete the upgrades. 

“We’re looking forward to re-opening the pool later this year to provide visitors with the opportunity to experience both the caves and sparkling thermal pool,” Mr Hood said. 

For those visiting the caves, new COVID-19 measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of tour guides and visitors, with tour numbers currently limited to eight people. 

COVID-19 safe arrangements for pool operations will be developed and approved prior to the thermal pool opening. PWS will keep the community informed of the planned opening date a little closer to that time.

Bookings are required and can be made up to 14 days in advance by phoning the Hastings Visitor Centre on (03) 6298 3209 to book. Email bookings are unable to be accepted.  

More information on Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is availalbe on the Hastings Caves State Reserve​ page. 

Published 10/11/2020