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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Applies from 17/5/2024

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Last reviewed 17/5/2024 06:39 PM


Bookings:

Bookings are only required for commercial and educational tour groups or public groups of twelve or more people in one party.

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 20 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

Caves tours are available every day except Christmas Day. The tours run for 45 minutes and are offered daily with additional tours available in peak visitor periods.

Tickets are sold at the Visitor Centre on the day on a first-in, first-served basis.

​​​​1 February - 6 February 2024
Visitor Centre and thermal pool open 9:00am - 5:00pm
​Cave tours    10:00am; 11:00 am; 12:00 pm;  1:00 pm; 2:00 pm; 3:00 pm​ ; 4:00pm

7 February - 15 September 2024

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

16 September - 24 December 2024
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 2024 - Closed

26 December 2025 – 31 January 2025

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