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Warning to visitors after Shipstern Bluff collapse

17/01/2017

The Parks and Wildlife Service is installing signs at Shipstern Bluff track warning visitors not to approach the cliff area or the recent rock fall at the base of the bluff, following a significant collapse.More

An improved South Coast Track experience

13/01/2017

The South Coast Track is one of Tasmania's great bushwalks that attracts 1200 walkers per year and recent works on the track are now bearing fruit and improving the experience.More

Tenders awarded for final stage of Three Capes Track

19/12/2016

Tenders have been awarded that will complete Stage Three of the award-winning Three Capes Track.More

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Tour Times and Admission Prices

Hastings Experience - Guided Cave Tour Information

Please purchase your tickets for cave tours at the Visitor Centre on arrival at Hastings. Cave tour tickets include complimentary pool entry, access to electric BBQs, walks and facilities. The cave tour takes approximately 45 minutes, this excludes self drive travel time to and from the cave which can take 20 minutes each way.

Admission Charges

Adult (18+) $24.00
Child (4-17, under 4 no charge) $12.00
Concession (Seniors, Pensioners or Health Care Cards) $19.20
Family (2 adults and a maximum 3 children) $60.00
In cooler weather, steam can rise from the warm waters of Hastings Thermal Pool
For special group rates, please see below

Tour Times and Opening Times 

Important information: Please arrive at the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes before the advertised tour time. After ticket purchase there is a further drive of 5kms and a 5 minute walk to the cave entrance where your guide will meet you. The travel to the cave is undertaken in your own vehicle and you need to allow 20 minutes travel each way. 

Ticket Sales in Hastings Visitor Centre close strictly 15 minutes prior to advertised tour time.

1 October 2016 – 24 December 2016

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre: Open 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours  11.15; 12.15; 1.15; 2.15; 3.15

25 December 2016 - Closed

26 December 2016 – 31 January 2017

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre: Open 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours  10.00; 11.00; 12.00; 1.00; 2.00; 3.00; 4.00

From 26 December until approximately 15 January there may be multiple guided cave tours running from the o’clock (i.e. 00.00; 00.15; 00.30).  Please aim to arrive at least 20 – 30 minutes prior to your preferred tour time.

1 February 2017– 30 April 2017

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre: Open 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours:  11.15; 12.15; 1.15; 2.15; 3.15

1 May 2017 – 30 September 2017

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre: Open 10.30 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours: 11.15; 12.15; 2.15; 3.15 

Purchase your tickets from the Visitor Centre on arrival at Hastings.  Arrive 20 – 30 minutes prior to chosen tour.

Thermal Springs Entry Only

Includes the use of the thermal spring pool and its facilities all day. These facilities include the pool, change rooms and hot showers, free electric barbeques, barbeque tables, picnic shelters, 10 minute platypus walk and 30 minute hot springs forest walk.

Admission Charges for Thermal Springs Only 

Adult (18+) $5.00
Child (4-17, under 4 no charge) $2.50
Concessions (Seniors, Pensioners or Health Care Cards) $4.00
Family (2 adults and a maximum 3 children) $12.00

For special group rates, please see below

Please note that prices are subject to change without notice.

Group Tour Rates

There are special concessions for groups of 12 or more (including school groups) for any or all of the following; guided tour of Newdegate Cave, thermal pool admission with access to BBQ's, walks and facilities and fully catered barbeques.

For further information, prices and bookings contact Hastings Caves.