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

​​​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

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

Last reviewed 6/8/2020 08:08 AM


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

​​​​​Most Parks and Wildlife Service facilities have reopened to the public following the closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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

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

Last reviewed 6/8/2020 08:08 AM


Safety alert: Cave Tours - Book the day before
Applies from 25/6/2020

​​​​​​​Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings must be made one day prior for all cave tours at Hastings Cave and Mole Creek Cave

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

Last reviewed 3/8/2020 10:22 AM


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Due to COVID-19 numbers in the Caves are limited and the Thermal Springs and BBQ area is 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. 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions please note: Bookings need to be made the day prior to the intended tour. Phone Hastings Visitor Centre to book and purchase your tickets. Numbers are currently limited to 8 people per tour. The Café​ is open 10.30am-4pm for takeaway only.

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. 

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

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1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:30 - 4:00


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1 October 2020 - 24 December 2020 
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:00 - 4:00
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Christmas Day - Closed (25/12/2020)
26 December 2020 - 31 January 2021
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 9:00 - 5:00
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​ 1 February 2021 - 30 April 2021
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:00 - 4:00
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Due to COVID-19 the Thermal spring area is curren​tly 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


Due to COVID-19 it is not possible to accommodate groups.

Group prices

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