Tahune Airwalk and Hastings Caves
This day trip takes you on the Tahune Forest Airwalk – a cantilevered bridge that allows you to walk through the treetops 40 metres above the ground – then on to the Hasting Caves for a swim in the thermal pools and a spectacular underground cave walk.
This tour travels south of Hobart into the great Southern Forests, along the Huon River through the Huon Valley. ‘Walk through the trees’ suspended 40m high above the ground, then further south we drive to delve 40m underground into the vast chambers of a cave tour.
Our first major adventure for today is to explore the Tahune Forest Airwalk. We head up the short hill to begin our walk along the Cantilever. It stretches for 597 m through the treetops. Enjoy the sensation of being suspended above the Huon River with breathtaking views across the treetops and surrounding mountains. We have time to explore and enjoy more walking here at Tahune. We can take on a longer walk (45mins) to experience the “Swinging Bridges”. With a 50m span across the river this is another thrilling experience and makes for fabulous photos! For a more “tame” experience there is the easy 20 minute Huon Pine Walk where these famous and unique local trees grow alongside the river with some as old as 2000 years, a delightful and enchanting short walk.
We continue our journey south to the Hastings Cave Reserve. This is a quiet, remote and spectacular area where we enjoy a variety of activities and soak up the unique atmosphere. Bring your swim gear and jump into the Thermal Springs swimming pool where the water is always 28 degrees (celsius). Or just relax in the beautiful forest surrounds, wander along the Hot Springs Nature Trail where the warm water meets the cool water , and also home to the unique & playful Platypus, keep your eye out for this elusive local.
We begin our Cave Tour conducted by the National Parks expert guides. Cave temperature is always 9 degrees so bring your jumper along for this one. We head underground to explore this spectacular cave which is Australia’s largest tourist Dolomite Cave.
On our return to Hobart there is opportunity to stop at the many roadside stalls and collect some delicious local produce such as Cherries, Berries, Apples, Ice-creams and also a stop for a honey tasting along the way. (fruit & produce stops are seasonal and may also vary due to changeable operating hours of the various operators.)
We return to Hobart City accommodation around 5.30-6.00pm.
Tahune Forest Reserve
Tahune Airwalk Cantilever
Swinging Bridges Walk or Huon Pine Walk
Hastings Caves State Reserve
Hastings Cave Guided Tour
Thermal Springs Pool
Thermal Springs Nature Trail
Tasmania’s Southern Forests
The Huon Valley
Tahune Airwalk entrance fees
National Park entrance fees
Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs Pool fees
Professional guides and interpretive walks
Small, friendly groups
Hotel/Hostel Pick Up & Drop Off
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.