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.
Opening hours for Peak Period (26 December 2012 to 31 January 2013):
Thermal Pool and Visitor's Centre: 9am to 5pm
Hastings Caves tour times: 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Opening hours year round – excluding Peak Period:
Hastings Caves tour times: 11.30, 12.30, 2.15 and 3.15
Thermal Pool and Visitor's Centre: Open 10.30 to 3.30
Important Information: Please ensure you arrive at the Visitor Centre 30 minutes before the advertised tour time, after ticket purchase there is a further 5km drive to the cave carpark, and a short walk to meet your guide at the entrance to the cave.Please purchase your tickets for cave tours at the ticket office. Cave tour tickets include pool entry, access to BBQs, walks and facilities. The cave tour takes approximately 45 minutes.
Purchase your souvenirs from the Parks Shop and snacks from the kiosk (pies, toasted sandwiches, biscuits, confectionary, icecreams and drinks)
For more details, tour times and admission charges go to the Parks Tasmania website.