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Temporary closure of Hastings Thermal Springs pool


The thermal pool at Hastings Caves will remain closed for the weekend after damage to the grounds during high winds today.

Parks and Wildlife Service parks and reserves manager Mark Pharaoh said that wind gusts of up to 80km an hour earlier today resulted in fallen trees and limbs damaging the access track to the pool.

“The visitor centre escaped any damage and remains open, however the caves and pool area are closed for the remainder of today,” Mr Pharaoh said.

The visitor centre will open and cave tours will recommence from Saturday morning and operate as normal this weekend. The pool precinct will remain closed at least until close of business Monday 9 September to allow for removal of the downed trees and remaining dangerous limbs and repairs to damaged infrastructure.

There were no injuries as a result of the wild weather.

For further information, contact the Hastings Caves Visitor Centre during business hours on 6298 3209.

Temporary closure of Hastings Thermal Springs pool

High winds broght down trees and damaged walkways at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs today.