Please Note: A large tree has fallen over the boardwalk on the Platypus Walk. Both the Platypus and Hot Springs walks are closed until further notice. Hastings Newdegate Cave guided tours, Visitor Centre and Thermal Pool remain open. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Hastings Caves State Reserve offers visitors a variety of experiences, from relaxing in the warm waters of a thermal springs pool, walking in the rich forests of the reserve and, the unique experience of exploring Newdegate Cave. Both the thermal pool and the trail which leads through the surrounding forests are accessible to wheelchair users.
Named after Sir Francis Newdegate, the Governor of Tasmania from 1917-1920, Newdegate Cave is the largest tourist cave in Australia which occurs in dolomite, rather than limestone.
Its richly decorated chambers began forming tens of millions of years ago. Don't miss the opportunity to take a tour of the cave with qualified Parks and Wildlife Service guides.
The Hastings Caves State Reserve forms part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.