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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Bookings:

​Boo​​kings are essential for guided cave tours and can be made up to 14 days in advance. To book please phone the Visitor Centre on 6298 3209 between 9.30am and 3:30pm.  

The caves are a further 5 km from the Visitor Centre on a sealed road. From the cave car park, it is a short walk to the cave entrance.

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​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

Cave tours are limited to 16 participants 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 10am and 3:30pm.

1 February - 30 April 2022

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 - 16 September  2022

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​

17 September - 24 December  2022

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 2022 - Closed

26 December 2022 – 31 January 2023​

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 s​​pring 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. Barbeques 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