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Improved access to a World Heritage view

24/07/2017

An upgrade of the popular viewing platform on the shore of Lake St Clair has now been completed, improving disability access to one of the finest viewing points of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.More

Improved access to two of the North-west's natural wonders

24/07/2017

The North-west is home to some of Tasmania's most stunning natural attractions, and we are pleased to announce upgrades have now been completed at Trowutta Arch and Dip Falls.More

Overland Track bookings open with a rush

18/07/2017

Tasmania's iconic world-renowned bushwalks are a key driver behind the boom in visitor numbers to the state, and bookings for the Overland Track walking season have opened with a rush for the peak summer period.More

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Tour Times and Admission Prices

Temporary closure of Hastings Cave for maintenance Hastings Cave and Thermal Springs will be closed to the public from 31 July to 8 August 2017 for essential maintenance on the site. The closure includes the visitor centre, Newdegate Cave and the thermal pool.

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 May 2017 – 30 September 2017

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

*Cave Tours: 11.30; 12.30; 2.15; 3.15 

1 October 2017 – 24 December 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

25 December 2017 - Closed

26 December 2017 – 31 January 2018

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 2018 - 30 April 2018

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 2018 – 30 September 2018

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

*Cave Tours:  11.30; 12.30; 2.15 and 3.15

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.


*Arrive 20 – 30 minutes prior to your chosen tour time. Purchase your tickets from the Visitor Centre on arrival at Hastings. Ticket sales close on the 0.00 February to December.


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.