We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
Book In Advance
All photos (316)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“thermal springs”(55 reviews)
“hastings cave”(24 reviews)
“tour guide”(24 reviews)
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs is situated 90 minutes south of Hobart. Enjoy a guided cave tour, then swim or soak in the tepid thermal springs pool water. Pack a picnic or barbecue lunch to have near the pool, or take a short forest walk...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
See all hours
754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109, Australia
+61 3 6298 3209
Ways to Experience Hastings Caves State Reserve
from US$108.30
More Info
from US$108.30
More Info
Reviews (426)
Filter reviews
419 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews thermal springs hastings cave tour guide closed for maintenance change rooms picnic area spring pool dirt road total darkness year round long drive from hobart hand rails interesting cave day trip hot shower buy tickets min tour
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 419 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although it was raining when we went to visit we really enjoyed our trip to the Hastings Caves. Simon, our guide was knowledgeable and you could tell he loved his job and had a passion for his work. I’d highly recommend giving this place a...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (2 adults, 2 kids 4&8) had a lovely time here. The caves were beautiful - in my opinion, better than other caves we had seen in the North of Tasmania. The addition of the thermal springs and short walks in the vicinity makes this...More

Thank crewemmaj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable, and very conscious of everyone's safety. I liked all of the information given.

Thank SHELB0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting how long it’s been there for. Definitely worth the trip and even the kids enjoyed it!!!!

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Having only half a day spare from Hobart, we decided to make the 2 hour trip to Hastings Cave for a 50 min tour. Was really happy we decided to do this. Well worth checking out the local history. Our guide, Donna was very informative....More

Thank Chrissieadvisor
Reviewed 2 September 2018

After deciding to dedicate one of only two available days in Hobart to visiting the Hastings Caves we were met with disappointment. We arrived having followed the information on their website looking for the Visitor Centre in Hastings, where the website advised us to purchase...More

1  Thank Michelle G
hastingscaves, Manager at Hastings Caves State Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

It is unfortunate that you feel that you had a negative experience at Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs. Some of the information you have provided above is incorrect. To clarify for other readers, tour tickets are sold in the Visitor Centre and cut off 15...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

We drove here for a quick day trip.And glad we did even though it was middle of winter, but what the hell. The cave itself was amazing even though you only tour alittle of it. The guide had so much info was excellent. I just...More

1  Thank buzzie09
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful caves, tour guide was amazing, even cracked a few jokes with everyone. Didn’t go into the thermal pools but they felt nice and warm. The 30 minute walk was beautiful. Big fire place was amazing to stand by in this cold weather. Definitely worth...More

Thank Sammi O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

There's a scenic drive down from Hobart (about 1.5 hrs) before you arrive at the main building. You need to pick up your tickets here at the Tourist Centre but find out what times they are showing maybe 'before' heading down! There's a quick 5...More

Thank boohi5
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on Hastings thermal pool as we explored the south. The track was slippery & muddy and we had no idea what to expect. A short walk through moss covered trees opened up to a swimming pool, change rooms & bbq shelters complete with...More

Thank Maureen C
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Smugglers Rest
98 reviews
9.94 miles away
Grand Hotel Huonville
20 reviews
27.68 miles away
Captains Cabin
15 reviews
32.43 miles away
Cascade Hotel
32 reviews
41.94 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Southport Hotel & Caravan Park
57 reviews
5.03 miles away
Post Office 6985
102 reviews
9.86 miles away
Masaaki's Sushi
122 reviews
17.45 miles away
The Kermandie Waterfront Hotel
126 reviews
18.29 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
Esperance Adventures
10 reviews
9.84 miles away
South Cape Bay
35 reviews
13.96 miles away
Geeveston Visitor Centre
114 reviews
17.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Haihan Z
3 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from buzzie09 | Reviewed this property |
Okay in certain spots but they have handrails and wear good shoes you should be fine Paul
12 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from hastingscaves | Property representative |
Hi, the track leading to the cave has a gradual uphill incline, there are approx. 20 stairs on this track. In the cave there are 250 stairs each way, the stairshave handrails either side and are not continuos, however those... More
18 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from macka28 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mamadodo, It's very easy mate and if you are not that confident I would be happy to follow you in and make sure you are comfortable to get out but it's a very easy drive, with no problems at all. All the best