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Hastings Caves State Reserve

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Important information: From Monday, 25 March until Thursday, 18 April 2019 - Please arrive at the Hastings Visitor Centre at least 45 - 60 minutes before the advertised tour time. After ticket purchase you will need to travel by commuter bus due to roadworks on the Hastings Caves Road. The bus will depart from the Visitor Centre carpark at 10:45; 11:45; 12:45; 1:45; 2:45. NOTE: Cave ticket sales will cut-off at 10:40; 11:40; 12:40; 1:40 and 2:40
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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.



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