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Hastings Caves State Reserve

Tour Times and Admission Prices

Hastings Experience - Guided Cave Tour Information

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. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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.

28 January 2015 – 31 January 2015 

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 

1 February 2015 to 12 April 2015 (including Easter)

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 and 3.15

13 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 3.30 p.m. 

*Cave Tours 11.15; 12:15; 1.15; 2.15, 3.15 

25 December 2015 – Christmas Day – Closed 


26 December 2015 – 15 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 

16 January 2015 – 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

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.