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Hastings Caves & Cockle Creek

Hastings Caves & Cockle Creek

A day of exploring the treasures of our southern rainforests and caves will make you feel like you are in another world

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A day of exploring the treasures of our southern rainforests and caves will make you feel like you are in another world!


We begin by immersing ourselves in the Prehistoric times of the World Heritage Listed Newdegate Cave, which is the largest dolomite tourist cave in Australia. Its vast chambers began to form more than 40 million years ago. If caving is not your thing then you can relax in the swimming pool, which is fed by mineral-rich thermal springs. Experience warm thermal pool water that remains 28 degrees, year-round. 

Explore the Hastings Caves State Reserve further on the two easy walking trails in the lovely forest surrounds. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the native wildlife that share this forest, including  platypusquolls pademelons and birds.


Heading to the furtherest south we can drive we visit Cockle Creek, once a settlement with over 2,000 residents, its rich history is found today in Aboriginal sites, abandoned tramways, gravestones and ruins.




Inclusions: Luxury Coach Travel | Morning Tea | Thermal Springs & Walks entry | Lunch


Tour Option: Newdegate Cave Tour - $19.20

On our way

Departing Hobart we drive south towards Hastings Cave State Reserve and enjoy the breath-taking views of Mount Wellington, the apple orchards, and cherry farms. we will stop along the way for a cuppa and snack.


Hastings Caves

Once at Hastings Caves you can choose to relax by the pool, paddle in the Thermal Springs or enjoy one of the many walks throughout the rainforest – maybe even sighting a Platypus! Lunch will be enjoyed by the pool in one of the BBQ huts. If you’re feeling adventurous maybe explore Newdegate Cave - The largest Dolomite cave in Australia. A guided tour which lasts approximately 1-hour can be booked as an additional tour.


Deepest South

We will then continue southwards to Cockle Creek which sits on beautiful Recherche Bay at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is the furthest point south that one can drive in Australia.

MT=Morning Tea, L =Lunch



· Post in booking request/s with cheque to PO Box 73, Richmond 7025 and we will do the rest, please include your pick-up point and best contact number. 

· BANK TRANSFER: BSB: 807 009 Account: 6017 6352 Name: RS Byrne

· DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, full payment is required immediately. If you are unable to attend a day tour, we require 48 hours’ notice and we can provide you with a credit to use on another day tour. Cancellation under 48 hours is non-refundable.

· MULTI-DAY TOURS: to secure your seat, a deposit is required immediately. This deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to other tours. There will be a final date provided for the remainder of the package payment.

· PASSENGER FORMS: All travellers on our Multi Day and Interstate/ International Tours are required to complete a Passenger Form which includes details of dietary, mobility and next of kin. This only needs to be completed once or updated when your details change.

· COVID19 VACCINATION: We require your COVID Vaccination information and ask for copy of your Vaccination Certificate to keep on file when you pay your initial deposit for a tour booking as our suppliers such as hotels & airlines are now requiring this information.

· If we cancel a tour for any reason, we can provide a refund or credit to be used within 18 months.

· PICK UP: If you have a group of 6 or more, we can arrange a separate pick up for you.

· POSTAGE: Due to increased cost of postage & delays we will not be posting payment receipts. We encourage you to visit us at our office if you require a receipt or provide us with an email address.

· TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly recommend you obtain appropriate travel insurance at the time of paying your deposit for any of our multi-day tours. We can provide you with a quotation. 

· PRICE CHANGES: Prices may change without notification.

· ITINERARY CHANGES: We reserve the right to alter or omit any part of the itinerary.

· SAFETY: Coal River Coaches reserves the right to decline to carry anyone if it is felt the individual cannot cope with the requirements of the tour, or who may require services that we cannot guarantee will be available, or if meals (due to certain dietary requirements) cannot be catered for.  

· SEATING: Coal River Coaches now operates with a Seat Rotation system on all Coach Tours.

· WAIT LISTS: If a Tour that you want to go on is full, we can pop you on the “Waitlist”.  This means if we have a cancellation, we will contact you.


Our Tours are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and the venue & events in which we attend.

If there are any changes or cancellations, we will contact you.


Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
A - South St Dog Park Bellerive
B - New Town Graham Family Funeral New Town
C - YMCA Constance Avenue Glenorchy
D - Wrest Point Wrest Point Casino
E - Granton Granton Bus Stop 49
F - Brighton Bowls Club Brighton Bowls Club
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Love Tasmania Tours

97a Grove Rd Glenorchy Tas 7010

(PO Box 73 Richmond Tas 7025)

Tel No: +61 36272 2645

E-mail: [email protected]