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Hastings Caves - Make a Day of It, when exploring the Huon Valley

I first visited the caves in my childhood and have been back a number of times since, including taking my own children to experience the Thermal Pool at the very least.   Hastings caves are a Dolomite cave and thermal spring system about 3/4 hour south of Huonville. Its important to try not to rush the visit so leave a day to get there and back.  Staying at Riverfront Estate makes a perfect base for a day tour of Hastings Caves.  

Newdegate cave - the jewel of the Hastings Caves State reserve is a multi-levelled dolomite cave delicately decorated with crystal straws and stalactites.  Hastings caves is the largest Dolomite show-cave in the Sothern Hemisphere.

There are guided tours lasting 45minitues, fees do apply.  As well as the caves there are easy walks around the areas with lovely ferny man fern glades.  Look for the local platypus in the creek, but best of all take a dip in the thermal pool with a year round temperature of 28degs.   

Take a picnic lunch to use the BBQ facilities to relax and enjoy the bush.  Hastings caves is open every day except xmas day. 

So make sire you leave a day to head to Hastings Caves when staying in the Huon Valley.  Further detais at Discover Tasmania.


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