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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


Large cave carn with wonderful formations including stalagtites and stalamites at Newdegate Cave, part of Hastings Caves
Newdegate Cave, Hastings Caves (photograph: Alastair Bett)

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

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Safety alert: Lockdown advice for national parks and reserves in southern Tasmania
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe, all visitor centres and public facilities in national parks and reserves will be closed within the southern municipalities announced by the Tasmanian Government from 6pm, Friday 15 October until 6pm, Monday 18 October. 

Parks and reserves will remain open during the period of the lockdown for exercise purposes only. 

Visitors should ensure they follow COVID-19 safe practices including maintaining physical distancing while using parks and reserves to exercise. 

The PWS will contact any visitors who have booked to begin overnight walks during this time, including those walkers on the Three Capes Track Experience.

For information visit the Coronavirus website​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:49 PM


Incident: Visitor Services - Hobart phone support closed
Applies from 15/10/2021

​​Due to recent COVID related announcements, the Visitor Services Office in Hobart is currently closed. Our phone operations are unavailable during this time for the following areas: Three Capes Track, Overland Track, Multiday Walker Registrations & Park Entry Enquiries. 

If you have an urgent enquiry relating:

Booking for the Three Capes Track, please email – threecapestrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​Booking for the Overland Track, please email – Overlandtrack@parks.tas.gov.au.

​For urgent enquiries relating to National Park Passes, please email - Parkfees@parks.tas.gov.au​

Pending advice, the office may re-open on Tuesday 19th October 2021. We expect to receive a high volume of enquiries and it may take us longer than usual to respond to you during this period.

The Parks and Wildlife Service apologises for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.​

Last reviewed 15/10/2021 04:27 PM


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​​​​​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions - bookings must be made prior to the intended cave tour.  Bookings can be taken up to 14 days in advance by phoning (03) 6298 3209, between 10am and 2pm.  For tour times and costs refer below.  Numbers are currently limited to 8 people per tour.  No bookings required for the thermal pool.​

Newdegate Cave tours

Guided tours of Newdegate Cave led by Parks and Wildlife Service staff are available throughout the day. Tours take approximately 45 minutes. ​

Tickets for the cave tour must be paid and collected at the Hastings Cave Visitor Centre. A parks pass is not required to visit Hastings Cave State Reserve. 

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to tour times, this allows time to buy or collect tickets and self-drive approximately 20 minutes to the cave car park. You will then take the short walk through the forest to the cave entrance. The guide will meet you at the cave entrance at the specified tour time. 

Admission prices - Cave tour

Due to COVID restrictions, there is a limit of 8 people per tour.

Cave tour fees include complimentary access to the thermal pool area. 

Adults (18 years and over)
$24.00
Child (4 to 17 years. No charge under 4 years)
$12.00
Concession (Seniors, Pensioners and Health Care Card holders)
$19.20
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
$60.00

Cave tour times

Cave tour times vary at different times of the year, so check the times based on the date you intend to visit. The site is closed on Christmas Day.  Please arrive at the Visitor Centre 45 minutes prior to your allocated booking time to pay and collect your cave tour ticket.   

To book your cave tour phone 6298 3209, between 10 am and 2pm.

1 February - 30 April 2021

Visitor Centre and thermal pool open    10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cave tours    11:00 am; 12:00 pm;  1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm


​1 May - 30 September  2021

Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Cave tours    11:30 am; 12:30 pm;​​ 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm​


1 October - 24 December  2021

Visitor Centre and thermal pool open     10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cave tours    11:00 am; 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm


25 December 2021 - Closed


26 December 2021 – 31 January 2022

Visitor Centre and thermal pool open    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cave tours    10:00 am; 11:00 am; 12:00 pm; 1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:00 pm​


Thermal spring entry prices 

This entry includes the use of the thermal springs pool and amenities all day and access to the 5-10 minute Platypus and 20 minute Hot Springs forest walks.  Bookings are not required for the thermal pool. Barbecues close down 30 minutes prior to closure time.

Adults (18 years and over)
$5.00
Child (4 to 17 years. No charge under 4 years)
$2.50
Concession (Seniors, Pensioners and Health Care Card holders)
$4.00
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)
$12.00


Contact

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs
754 Hastings Caves Road, Hastings TAS 7109
Postal: c/- 22 Main Street
Huonville TAS 7109
Phone: 03 6298 3209
Email: hastingscaves@parks.tas.gov.au