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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. 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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  • A hidden gem just out of Rockhampton the Capricorn Caves Cathedral Tour certainly one of our better attractions I've visited. What an amazing experience and our guide had all the local knowledge to he...  more »
  • Great place, did the Cathedral Cave tour. Mindy our guide just brilliant, especially with the kids. Highly recommend.  more »
  • I had heard about the Capricorn caves and have wanted to visit for many years. It was a truly amazing experience, and I would recommend a visit to this incredible site to anyone.  more »
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  • Tour of the caves is wonderful. They are beautiful to look at. He was very friendly and knowledgeable, mainly because he was not just some hired guy but a cave explorer himself who continuously explores this cave system further.
  • Quiet caravan and camping off main roads, powered and unpowered sites, wood fire pits stocked with some wood daily by staff, clean new amenities, good overnight stop and the guided cave tour is excellent.
  • We did the cave tour at a Saturday morning and were a small group of just six people. Our guide, Emily, was amazing! I really enjoyed listening to her while she explained all about the caves, their origin and much more! The highlight of the tour was the cathedral where the acoustics were just stunning and where we could experience real cave darkness. The zigzag path at the end was fun as well. We could also use the swimmingpool and the nearby picnic area. Would recommend! -definitly worth the visit!
  • The adventure tour at the capricorn caves is a must do for every backpacker travelling the east coast and definitely worth it! It's an awsome and unique experience crawling trough the most narrow tunnels you can imagine. Alex, you are an awsome guide, thanks!
  • Christian made the difference on the tour. Without him giving so much information it might have been a bit boring. The cathedral cave and especially the demonstration of the acoustics is impressive. Beside that there is nothing more to see.