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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Due to COVID-19 restrictions- bookings must be made prior to the intended cave tour.  For tour times, costs and bookings see the Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs page. ​

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.

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

Back on the surface, you can relax in the swimming pool, which is fed by mineral-rich thermal springs. Experience warm thermal pool water that remains 28 degrees, year-round. 

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

For tour times, costs and bookings 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 10.00am and 3.30pm to book your ticket(s). Email bookings will not be accepted.​   Bookings are not required for the thermal pool.