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Safety alert: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations .

If you are travelling to Tasmania please ensure you are aware of what you need to do before you enter the state. Visit Coming to Tasmania for more information.

Please also check our alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may be in place.  ​​​

Last reviewed 26/10/2020 03:20 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: COVID-19 Update
Applies from 25/6/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, visitors must continue to adhere to physical distancing standards and Public Health regulations .

If you are travelling to Tasmania please ensure you are aware of what you need to do before you enter the state. Visit Coming to Tasmania for more information.

Please also check our alerts page before planning your visit to ensure that you are aware of any access or restrictions that may be in place.  ​​​

Last reviewed 26/10/2020 03:20 PM


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

​​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings must be made one day prior for all cave tours at Mole Creek Caves 6363 5182. 

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

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

Last reviewed 6/10/2020 04:24 PM


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​​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions please note bookings need to be made prior to the intended cave tour. 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 area are closed.​

Newdegate Cave tours

Guided tours of Newdegate Cave by Parks and Wildlife Service staff are available throughout the day. The guides will introduce you to the geology, history, fauna and unique features of the cave. Tours take approximately 45 minutes. ​

Tickets for the cave tour must be collected at the Hastings Cave Visitor Centre - open 10.30am-4pm. Arrive around 45 minutes prior to tour times, this allows time to buy or collect tickets and self-drive approximately 20 minutes on to the cave car park. You will then walk through the forest to the cave entrance - where the guide will meet you for your specified tour time. 

Admission prices

Your guide will lead you on a 45 minute tour through Newdegate Cave.

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 be at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to you allocated booking time to collect your cave tour ticket.   

Dates

10:0011:3012:1512:301:152:153:154:00
1 October - 24 December  
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:00 - 4:00

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Y
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Christmas Day - Closed (25/12/2020)
26 December - 31 January 
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 9:00 - 5:00
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YY
1 February - 30 April
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:00 - 4:00
 
Y 
Y 
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1 May - 30 September  
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:30 - 4:00
Y
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Due to COVID-19 the thermal springs pool, barbecue area, Platypus and Hot Springs Walk are currently CLOSED​.

Thermal spring entry prices 

Includes the use of the thermal springs pool and its facilities all day. These facilities include the pool, change rooms and hot showers, free electric barbeques, barbeque tables, picnic shelters, access to the 5-10 minute Platypus walk and 20 minute Hot Springs Forest walk.  Barbecues close down 30 minutes prior to close.

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


Group prices

Due to COVID-19 restrictions it is not possible to accommodate groups at this time.

There are special concessions for groups of 15 or more (including school groups) for any or all of the following; guided tour of Newdegate Cave, thermal pool admission with access to barbeques, walks and facilities and fully catered barbeques. Further information can be made by contacting the visitor centre directly.

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