Hastings Caves and Tahune Day Tour from Hobart with Mount Wellington
Take a 9-hour day tour from Hobart south down into the Huon Valley and the Far South of Tasmania to see the Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, the Tahune Adventures and Forest AirWalk on the edge of the South West Tasmanian World Heritage wilderness area.
Customers can choose to extend the trip to 10 hours and visit the summit of Mt Wellington on the journey back to Hobart.Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productStop At:
Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, 754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109 Australia
This Huon Valley day tour departs from Hobart for a leisurely drive south along the Huon Highway towards Huonville stopping first at Willie Smiths Apple Shed to see their Apple Museum (optional). Here you can learn about the Huon Valleys history of Apple Growing and one of the oldest Apple farming families, the Smith’s who now are also producing one of Australia’s most popular craft ciders.
A little further down the road at Franklin, the tour group also has the option to visit the Wooden Boat Centre where they provide courses teaching the traditional craft of building timber boats. Here you will be able to view the boat making in action and walk through their informative wooden boat making display area.
From Franklin you will take the road further south through Geeveston down to Hastings Caves and Thermal Pools. You can partake in a tour with one of their specialist guides to see the stunning dolomite caves, one of two of its type found in Australia. The cave is spacious with no narrow passages, however, there are 250 stairs leading down into and out of the cave, all equipped with handrails. There will be an opportunity to take a dip in the swimming pool fed by thermal spring water with a temperature of a tepid 28 degrees Celsius.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Tahune Adventures, Arve Road, Geeveston, Tasmania 7116 Australia
Following this, the tour group will make their way back to Geeveston and around to Tahune Adventures Tasmania. This area was affected by fire in early 2019, however, there is still plenty of forest to see and the opportunity to learn about the amazing natural generation that occurs in the forest environment. You will be able to walk along the AirWalk which sits above the forest floor overlooking the canopy. It extends as high as 50 metres offering views across the wild waters of the Huon and Picton Rivers and extending to the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Tahune also offers a variety of tranquil forest walks including the Swinging Bridges and Huon Pine trail where you can touch and smell one of Australia’s oldest living trees. For an additional fee of AU $18, you can take a thrilling on the Cable Eagle Hang Glider, which whisks you 250-metres across the Huon River at speeds of up to 40km/hr to stop 50 metres up in the air, before gliding back to solid ground.
The group will stop at Tahune Adventures for 90 minutes which allows customers to experience some of the activities available there. This time can be extended if the group chooses considering any time commitments such as having to arrive back to Hobart for a Cruise Ship departure.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Mount Wellington, Pinnacle Road, Hobart, Tasmania Australia
On the 10-hour version of the tour, the group can visit the summit of Mt Wellington on the return journey and see spectacular views of Hobart and the surrounding Derwent River, Bruny Island and back down the Huon Valley. If the weather is not suitable for viewing the group can instead opt for a scenic tour of the city of Hobart. The Mt. Wellington option is only available during the months of October to April.
Duration: 1 hour
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Cruise ship passengers to provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time – if not on a Cruise Ship, simply inscribe n/a in this field."
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"Comfortable walking shoes are recommended"
"Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
"Children must be accompanied by an adult"
"Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark"
"Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"No allowance has been made for a lunch stop, though snacks and refreshments are available at various stops along the route (upon request)"
"Children younger than 4 cannot book onto this tour. Families with young children are encouraged to Charter a small vehicle - refer product 13015P20."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 9 To 10 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
1: Hobart TAS, Australia
2: Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre, 20 Davey St (and Elizabeth Mall Information Hub, Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
3: Macquarie Wharf - TASPORTS, 18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure at 8:00 am from your Hobart CBD accommodation. Ports
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.