Hastings Caves, Tahune, Huon Valley

Drive through the famous orchards of the Huon Valley, delve underground at Hastings Caves then walk amongst the treetops
Rated 5.0 out of 5






Embark on our signature day tour from Hobart to Hastings Cave and Tahune Airwalk departing four times per week. You will truly enjoy this one-of-a-kind day tour. This underexplored region of Tasmania which showcases everything that makes Tasmania famous, from fruit orchards to forests. Morning:…



Deep south tour map highlighting destinations, Tahune and Hastings Caves
Tour Highlights
Interior of Hastings Caves, showing stalactites lit up for our day tour
Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs

Step into the largest dolomite cave that is open to visitors in Australia. See spectacular stalactites, columns, shawls and stalagmites. Then warm up in a thermal-spring pool.

Suspension bridge with a single tourist traversing. Surrounded by eucalypt forest
Tahune Adventures

Walk in the treetops on the Tahune airwalk, cross a swinging bridge, see Huon pines and relish the views of the surrounding forest on this two-hour forest adventure. Scared of heights? No problem! Follow the sturdy footpath or relax on the deck overlooking the forest and enjoy a drink or snack from the cafe.

closeup of 2 meals with a dock filled with boats in the background
Lunch at the Kermandie Hotel

Enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in price) with a view (October to April). Built in 1932, the Kermandie Hotel remains the heart of Port Huon, offering charming, comfortable accommodation, great food, a fully restored bar and its own marina.


Morning of the tour

Embark on our favourite day tour from Hobart to Hastings Cave and Tahune Airwalk in Tasmania's Far South. Leaving Hobart, we quickly descend into the beautiful Huon Valley as we embark on our two hour journey. We drive through the beautiful winding roads of the Deep South as we stretch our legs at the wooden boat building town of Franklin before we head to our first destination, Hastings Caves.

After a quick walk through a spectacular cool temperature rainforest, we head underground with a specialist guides. They will expertly guide you through the largest dolomite cave open to visitors in Australia. Above all, you will learn about the spectacular stalactites, columns, shawls and stalagmites. Although underground, the cave is spacious with no narrow passages. However, there are 250 stairs with handrails leading you in and out of Hastings Cave.

Following our visit to Hastings Caves, we explore more of the Huon Valley as we wind through the countryside toward Tahune Airwalk.

Middle of the day

Between October and April we stop at the historic Kermandie Hotel. Built in 1932, the charming Kermandie remains the heart of Port Huon. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch (not included in price) with spectacular views over its private marina on the Huon River. Alternatively, in the colder months you can enjoy lunch (not included in price) at the Tahune Airwalk café.

Afternoon tour

After lunch our tour ventures into the forest at Tahune, where we will spend two hours exploring the forest. Here you get to walk among the treetops on the Tahune Airwalk – a steel canopy that overlooks the forest floor 30 metres below. Breathe deep as you do a forest walk and be brave as you cross the river on a swinging bridge. Scared of heights? No problem! Follow the sturdy footpath or relax on the deck overlooking the forest and enjoy a drink or snack from the cafe.

Follow the Huon Pine Trail to see and smell one of Australia’s oldest living trees. Find out how fire has affected the forest and see first-hand the natural regeneration that occurs in a forest environment.

Finally, you can sit back and relax as we make our tour makes its way back to Hobart after a fun day out amongst the natural surrounds of Southern Tasmania. We aim to get you back to Hobart by about 5:30pm ready for you to rest at your hotel or enjoy a range of cuisines at one of Hobart's many fine restaurants.

Further Information

If you prefer something a little more adventurous you can replace the visit to Hastings Cave with a 2.5 hour guided kayak tour before rejoining our day tour to Tahune Airwalk. Do you prefer to tour privately? Contact us to tailor this tour specially for your group. Some of our other private tour options in this treasured region include Channel Food and Wine Day Tour.

Have some other questions? Please chat with us using the box at the bottom right of this page or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page or Contact us.

Are you looking for further information about Tasmania such as where to stay? Have a look at our Discover Tasmania page where we run through some useful tips about our island home'.

What's also included on every TAT tour:
Modern and comfortable air-conditioned transport
Orientation tour of each and every location
Small group sizes
Utmost care and professional service
What’s also included this tour:
Professional and Passionate Tour Guide
Admission to Hastings Caves & Thermal Springs
Admission to Tahune Adventures
Rated 5.0 out of 5

We had a fabulous day with our guide jack last week , the highlight was the swim in the thermal pool, we were on a cruise , a similar tour from the ship was literally about 200% more $ , and we would have been packed into large coaches, we were in a small bus and were able to ask questions, everyone was really accomodating from the booking process , I rang the office and booked over the phone, to jack making sure I got a swim in. We would definitely recommend tours around Tasmania. Xx


Response from Tours around Tasmania

Thankyou Lynn and Bob we always appreciate any feedback to improve our tour, but such positive reviews certainly give us a welcome boost! We love providing amazing experiences and hearing you enjoyed it just as much is very satisfying.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

A great tour. Our guide Gerard was extremely knowledgeable and looked after us perfectly. Probably one of the best tour guides we have ever had. It was a really good day

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Jack was our fabulous guide for the day & he was a wealth of knowledge & a great sense of humour to boot!

Jack told us snippets of interesting facts as we passed throughout the small towns along the way, making it a memorable tour.

He highlighted many interesting local spots & interacted with all of us- including our 10yr old daughter. It was a magnificent day, exploring a part of Tasmania we had not been to before. The van was clean & comfortable & Jacks driving was superb on the windy country roads! We will definitely using your great service again to explore other parts of Tassie!


Response from Tours around Tasmania

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your day out with Tours around Tasmania. We will be sure to pass your kind words on to Jack.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Both the tour & its organisation are worth commenting on. I was caught up in COVID test delays & George could not have been more accommodating, including rearranging things the evening before the tour when the test finally came through. On the day, Gerard was a true guide, not just a driver. He brings lived experience, tactful explanations of history, personal recommendations & does everything to make sure that you don’t just get delivered to a place, but told how to get the most out of it. He was good company on the drive and made it an experience, not just a tour.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

I am writing to thank your company and especially Jack for a fabulous trip. My friends and I went to the caves, thermal pools and air walk yesterday and we had a great day. Jack was very professional and knowledgable. He allowed us to stop and buy fruit and let my son play in the playground. My son left his hat on the bus and Jack returned it to our motel.

Rated 5.0 out of 5

Fantastic trip! Jack was wonderful in finding stops for pictures and telling us about the history of the various towns we passed through. The cave was amazing and the air walk terrifying but fun. We all had a great day out.

Fantastic trip!
Rosny Park