Cave tours in Newdegate Cave, Hastings Caves State Reserve
Newdegate Cave tour (photograph: Alastair Bett)
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Hastings Caves State Reserve

Magical dolomite cave and thermal springs.

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Planned event: Hastings Thermal Pool is closed
Applies from 9/11/2020

The Hastings Thermal Pool is currently closed for maintenance. To book a tour at Hastings Caves phone (03) 6298 3209. 

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations, see COVID-19 safety information​.​

Last reviewed 9/11/2020 06:34 PM


Planned event: Cave tours - book the day before to avoid disappointment
Applies from 28/9/2020

​​​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please note bookings for all Mole Creek Caves tours can be made up to 14 days prior. To book phone (03) 6363 5182.  

To book for Hastings Caves phone (03) 6298 3209. The Hastings Thermal Pool is currently closed.

Visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations​.​​​

Last reviewed 6/11/2020 01:11 PM


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Due to COVID-19 restrictions​ please note bookings need to be made prior to the intended cave tour. For tour times and costs visit Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs. Phone Hastings Visitor Centre on (03) 6298 3209 to book. Numbers are currently limited to 8 people per tour. The Café is open 10.30am - 4pm for takeaway only.  The thermal pool is closed, short walks and barbecue areas are closed. 


The magical underground world of Hastings Caves will open your eyes to what lies beneath the picturesque Tasmanian landscape. The mystery of these Tasmanian c​aves is revealed beneath a dense green forest and ferny glades. The spacious dolomite cave system is a labyrinth of chambers, richly decorated and cleverly lit to highlight ancient subterranean formations.

Back on the surface, you can relax in the swimming pool, which is fed by mineral-rich thermal springs. This is one of only two places in Tasmania where thermal springs exist. Experience thermal pool water that remains 28 degrees, year-round. 

Explore the Hastings Caves State Reserve further on the easy walking trails, pack a picnic, or enjoy a barbecue with friends and family in the peaceful forest surrounds. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the native wildlife that share this forest, including platypus, quolls, pademelons and birds​.

​​​Newdegate Cave is the largest dolomite tourist cave in Australia. Its vast chambers began to form more than 40 million years ago.

For tour times and costs see Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs.  Cave tour bookings are required and can be made up to 14 days in advance.  Please phone Hastings Visitor Centre between 10.30am and 3.30pm to book your ticket(s). Email bookings will not be accepted.

Many visitors combine a cave tour with a dip in the thermal pool. The easy grade, wheelchair accessible Platypus Walk and the Hot Springs Walk showcase the impenetrability of the surrounding rainforest. On the longer track to the hot springs, dip your hand into the water to feel the change in temperature where the warm spring-fed creek meets the cold water of another.   

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