Below the earth’s surface in southern Tasmania’s Huon Valley lies Newdegate Cave (Hastings Caves). From the moment you step in from the outside world you are surrounded by its ancient dolomite formations.
As you enter the cave, all you can say is ‘WOW’. The sheer scale and grandeur of what you see in front of you is mesmerising. It’s such a tranquil environment – all you can hear is the sound of water droplets falling and the echoes they create. Over millions of years this is how the cave has become what it is today – imagine what it may be like in another million years!
Before we go on any further, for anyone whose primary school geology has temporarily escaped their memory… remember this?
Stalactites have to hold on tight
Stalagmites might grow to heights
What to consider when taking photos inside a cave…
Getting to Hastings Caves
Distance from Hobart
How long to drive there
1½ to 2 hours from Hobart
Huon Highway via Geeveston
Read more about Hastings Caves on the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service website