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Safety alert: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


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: Limited access to parks and reserves
From 8/5/2020, last reviewed 18/5/2020

​​​From Monday 11 May, Tasmanian residents will be able to undertake exercise at national parks and reserves, including beaches in their local area. Residents should only use parks and reserves that they can walk, run or cycle to, or if this is not possible, can drive to within 30 kilometres of their place of residence.

Please check your Local Council for arrangements for lands managed by them. Please note that Wellington Park will re-open but the Pinnacle Road will remain closed to vehicle traffic. 

Residents must still maintain and observe physical distancing rules, limit groups to 10 people, except for household members, and move on once they have completed their exercise.  If carparks are full, please move on and return at another time.

This limited access to national parks and reserves follows the closure of all PWS reserved lands declared under the Nature Conservation Act 2002 on 26 March to prevent non-essential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitor centres and campgrounds still remain closed until further notice.

For more information on the limited access to reserved lands and the easing of restrictions in national parks and reserves please refer to the frequently asked questions.​ 


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Due to COVID19 restrictions the Caves and Thermal Springs are closed until further notice.

Newdegate Cave tours

Guided tours of Newdegate Cave by Parks and Wildlife 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 purchased at the Hastings Cave Visitor Centre.  Arrive around 45 minutes prior to tour times, this allows time to buy tickets and self-drive approximately 20 minutes on to the cave car park. 

Admission prices

Cave tour tickets include complimentary pool entry, access to picnic area with electric BBQs, walks and facilities.

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. Please note that the site is closed on Christmas Day.   Ticket sales close off 30 minutes prior to the tour of your choice.   Purchase your ticket on arrival from the Hastings Visitor Centre, no need to book ahead (unless an organised group).

Dates

10:0011:1511:3012:1512:301:152:153:154:00
 1 February 2020 - 30 April 2020
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:00 - 4:00
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1 May 2020 - 30 September 2020
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 10:30 - 4:00


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Y
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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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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

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