Capricorn Caves, Rockhampton

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An impressive complex of caves hewn from the Queensland limestone by acid rain and underground water, Capricorn Caves first entered the national consciousness in 1882, when Norwegian migrant John Olsen discovered them. One of the longest-running tourist attractions in the state, activities such as rappelling, rock climbing, and fossicking can be undertaken within the cave system. Capricorn Caves is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Rockhampton Edition.
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  • We had not heard of these caves and only dropped in when we saw a road sign for the turnoff, just out of Rockhampton heading north. It was pure curiosity, but boy where we surprised. It was fantastic....  more »
  • Have seen better caves but still very good. Loved the opera playing in the cathedral chamber. Some bits a little tricky to walk. Tour enhanced by Linda, a very enthusiastic informative guide.  more »
  • Always love visiting these caves and never get tired of their intuitive tours. Always make tours around December to see the summer lights. Unforgettable!  more »
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  • -About the powered site- The camproung was nice, it had a big camp kitchen with a fireplace, big bathrooms and a laundry. The location was also very good. It's near to a nice pub, which it's also not expensive and has the Capricorn Caves complex in it. Staying a night in the campground allows you to have a little discount for the caves tour. The caves were awesome and the tour was very well done. Our guide was Kathrine and explained us everything, making all unique. Maybe 30$ is a little bit expensive for an hour tour, but it is worth it.
  • Did the fossil tour and it was amazing! The lovely guide Christian explained everything in an informative way that I could understand. He obviously loves his job! The caves are amazing the history and the geology are spectacular!
  • Ridiculously overpriced. If you were to go into the caves themselves you'd be out again in 15 minutes, instead you're paying $32 pp and spending over an hour to listen to some uninteresting forgettable information about who discovered the caves and who built the walkways. Don't get me wrong. The caves are really cool to see, and the tour guide did her absolute best and handled it really well. The managers however should see that there isn't enough information to last 1 hour or to justify the price point. Also the whole group tour thing is incredibly annoying when you're with loud children or slow walkers.
  • Beautiful natural wonder! Brilliant tours! Loved it, will go again.
  • Awesome place . Great wheel chair . Awesome tour guide fully explained the caves & all its going ons

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