|Location:||125km south of Hobart on the Huon Highway (A6). Just after the Southport turnoff on the C636, take the Hastings Cave Road (C635), a well-maintained gravel road which will take you to the Visitor Centre. 5min walk from car park.|
|Light:||none, bring torch|
|Address:||Hastings Caves, C/- Post Office, Dover. Tas. 7117. Tel: +61-02-98-3198, office: 002-98-1241, Fax: +61-02-98-1576. Phil Bradley, Caves Manager.|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2015/08/30 21:51:51 $|
|1930s||cave operated as a show cave.|
King George V Cave, named after the King of the time, is a former show cave, which was opened to the public in the 1930's. The forest walk to the cave entrance shows early logging remnants. Today it is a (semi) wild trip, not difficult but definitely not a show cave.
This cave is famous for marvellous formations. beautiful shawls, masses of straws, box work and cave pearls. The speleothems are in a much better shape as in an average show cave as they are not exposed to electric light.
The six hour tour includes a BBQ and a relaxing swim in the Thermal Springs swimming pool after the cave trip.
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