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Capricorn Caves, Rockhampton
(4.6/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Capricorn Caves into our Rockhampton family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Are actually on the Capricorn caves across and it was real hammer! Our tour guide Charlotte has led us in a 1-hour guided tour through the caves and tells us everything important. (The time is gone!) The Cathedral where we received a short demonstration of the special acoustics of this place was the most beautiful and showed us what was actually meant Cave Darkness. Highlight of the tour were the last 5 minutes in which they came through a part of the adventure trail (tight cave passages and 2 suspension bridges) exit. But don't worry this was not a must and so you could return a normal way also with the Guide. Recommended even if a $30 per person, much can happen.
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  • Stopped off when we saw the sign as we had a couple of hours to kill. Could have been fine but tours only run every hour and we would have had to wait 45 min so we skipped it. Charge is $75 for the ca...  more »
  • Pure awesomeness. You can book online for your tickets (adult $30 and child up to15 yrs is $15) so its well priced, or you can rock up and book tickets at the counter. The staff are super duper friend...  more »
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  • Excellent guide and friendly staff. Cathedral Cave is impressive and the whole tour which takes an hour is made very interesting by the guide's knowledge.
  • Tour guides are really helpful. Beautiful caves
  • We had a great personal tour since we were the only ones at the time - the guide was very funny and knowledgeable. The cathedral cave is amazing, especially the sound and darkness experience. Great short thing to do when driving by, takes only approx. 1-1.5 hours.
  • The caves are a must if you are traveling through rockhampton they are absolutely beautiful!!
  • Caves are nice and good to get away from the heat outside. Best to do the adventure tour and cheap in comparison to other attractions. Camping ground is quite good amenities. Hard to find an even spot.