Tahune Airwalk & Hastings Cave Active Day Tour from Hobart
This day trip explores south of Hobart and takes you to the Tahune Forest Airwalk – a cantilevered bridge that allows you to walk through the treetops 40 metres above the ground! Further south still, we stop at the Hasting Caves for a swim in the thermal pools and a spectacular underground cave walk. Walk through the treetops, bring your swimwear for the thermal pool, and bring a jacket for the caves as we enjoy an action packed day south of Hobart.Highlights• Visit the Tahune Airwalk Forest Reserve• Walk amongst the trees on the Cantilever 40m above the ground• Discover Tasmania’s ancient trees on the Huon Pine Walk• Walk above the river on the Swinging Bridges Walk• Visit Hastings Caves State Reserve• Enjoy the fully guided Cave Tour, 40 m below the ground• Take a swim in the Thermal Springs swimming pool• Drive the Huon Valley and discover Tasmania’s diverse Apple growing history• Enjoy seasonal roadside stops – Honey Tasting, Ice-creams, Berries, Apples, Cherries
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Stop At: Hobart, Hobart, Greater Hobart, Tasmania
This tour travels south of Hobart, along the Huon River through the Huon Valley and into the great Southern Forests. Sitting 50 metres above the Huon River, the Tahune Airwalk is a fun and thrilling adventure walk. After enjoying a bird’s eye view of the world, we then head underground to explore the mysterious labyrinth of caves at the Hastings Caves reserve.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Geeveston, Geeveston, Tasmania
We start the tour by travelling south of Hobart through the picturesque Huon Valley a region famous for its abundant produce of apples, pears, cherries and fish farming.
Our first stop for the day is to explore Tahune Adventures with the AirWalk and several forest walks to choose from. We begin with AirWalk and a gentle uphill walk covering 104 steps to reach the elevated walkway which sits 30m high among the treetops. The AirWalk covers 619 metres with the final cantilever section sitting 50m above the Huon River.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Tahune Adventures, Arve Road, Geeveston, Tasmania 7116 Australia
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. For our keen walkers we then continue onwards to the Swinging Bridges Walk. The swing bridge extends 62 metres across the Picton River. This is fun 60 minute walk with two river crossings exploring a beautiful part of Tasmania. . For a “tamer” 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.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs, 754 Hastings Caves Rd, Hastings, Tasmania 7109 Australia
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 swimming gear and jump into the Thermal Springs swimming pool where the water is always 28 degrees, fed by the naturally heated waters of the thermal springs nearby. 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 head underground to explore the spectacular cave which is Australia’s largest tourist Dolomite Cave. We join the underground tour expertly conducted by the National Parks & Wildlife guides. The cave temperature is always 9 degrees so bring your jumper along.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Huonville, Huonville, Tasmania
Our return to Hobart allows us the opportunity to make some short stops along the way. 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)
Duration: 1 hour