Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

National Parks and Reserves

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is situated in the far south of Tasmania’s beautiful Huon Valley, a 90-minute drive from Hobart.
A Parks and Wildlife Service guide will lead you through a living and breathing ecosystem that boasts an identity like no other. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in an ancient yet ever-changing environment.
You will discover within the dolomite cave spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites.
The cave is spacious and there are no narrow passages. The light level is low. There are 250 stairs each way, equipped with handrails.
Opening hours and cave tour times vary throughout the year, so we recommend you check times on the Parks and Wildlife Service website before you embark on your journey.
It is recommended that you arrive at the Hastings Visitor Centre 45 minutes prior to your chosen tour. This is where you purchase tickets for cave tours or the thermal spring reserve. Enjoy a coffee or light snack in the Café area of the Visitor Centre, and shop for souvenirs.
You can swim in the 28-degree thermal swimming pool, which gathers and circulates natural thermal spring water, which is full of rich minerals. Change-room amenities are near the pool.
Remember, outdoor temperatures in southern Tasmania may be cool, pack warm clothing and wear sturdy footwear.


Barbeque Carpark Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop Swimming Pool

Internet Access

Free Wifi




Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation World Heritage


From AU$24.00

Visitors may choose the Hastings Experience ticket, which includes a 45 minute guided tour of Newdegate Cave and complimentary access to the Thermal Pool and Family Area.

Visitors not wishing to access Newdegate Cave may purchase the Hastings Pool ticket.

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