Hastings, Tasmania

We went to the Hastings Caves and Natural Springs Pool today. First time we have gone swimming in Tas, water was beautiful and warm. 

The caves were astounding. It was like a palace inside a mountain. A totally magical experience. I was so excited to post photos on the blog but now I can see that the photos definitely don't show how amazing the caves are. 

It was an enormous space with paths and cavities and tunnels, amazing sculptures stemming from the ground and hanging  from the ceiling. The tour guide was fabulous, sharing history and stories of archeological finds in this (and nearby) caves.

The fun part was sporting animals in the shapes of the solidified calcium deposits. Penguin, crocodile, meerkats ... The guide took an interest in Dusty and so Dusty had a great learning experience.

It was 9 degrees, cool and fresh. We weren't prepared in our casual clothes (hot and sunny outside) so Maxie held on to us for warmth!