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Fuel reduction burn at Wineglass Bay Lookout Track on 25-26 May 2015

21/05/2015

Weather permitting, the Parks and Wildlife Service will undertake a fuel reduction burn at the Wineglass Bay Lookout Track, within Freycinet National Park, on Monday 25 May and Tuesday 26 May. The burn is part of the statewide Fuel Reduction Program.More

Lease agreement for Entally Historic Site

04/05/2015

Tasmania's historic heritage is one of our greatest assets and the Tasmanian Government is pleased to announce a lease agreement with Entally Lodge Pty Ltd to ensure a bright future for the Entally Historic Site at Hadspen.More

Major fuel reduction burn to protect North-East towns

28/04/2015

A large strategic fuel reduction burn today across public land, Forestry land and private property will reduce bushfire risk to Gladstone, Eddystone Point and Ansons Bay in Tasmania's North East.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.


April 2015 to 30 September 2015 

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre 

Open 10.30 to 3.30 p.m. 

*Cave Tours: 11.30; 12.30; 2.15 and 3.15 

1 October 2015 to 24 December 2015 

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 2015 – Christmas Day – Closed 


26 December 2015 – 17 January 2016 

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 

18 January 2016 – 31 January 2016 

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre 

Open 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours  11.00; 12.00; 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

1 February 2016 – 10 April 2016 

Thermal Pool and Visitor Centre 

Open 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 

*Cave Tours  11.00; 12.00; 1.00, 2.00, 3.00

Purchase your tickets from the Visitor Centre on arrival at Hastings. 

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.