Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs natural springs pool are a 90-minute drive south of Hobart.
Formed million years ago, these great dolomite caves were discovered in 1917 by timber workers. You can join a Parks and Wildlife guide on a 45-minute daily tour through the large cavern. You will discover spectacular subterranean formations including flowstone, stalactites, columns, shawls, straws, stalagmites and the unusual helictites. The Cave is spacious and well-lit and there are no narrow passages.
Opening hours and cave tour times vary throughout the year, so we recommend you check before arrival.
The Hastings Cave Visitor Centre is your first point of call, purchase tickets there for cave tours or the Thermal Springs pool. You can swim in the thermal pool, fed by a natural spring at around 28 degrees Celsius, surrounded by forest and ferns with a large picnic/barbecue area and equipped with change rooms, showers and toilets. Souvenirs and light snacks available.