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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  • The Capricorn Caves is situated just north of Rockhampton taking around 20-30 minutes to drive from the CBD. We have been there many times over the years as a family. This is a great attraction for pe...  more »
  • An incredible natural wonder! Great tour by Mindy and the bonus song sung by her to allow us to experience the full acoustic goose bumping experience. Thanks to Jordan and the whole team for a wonderf...  more »
  • Must to do ! It was amazing ! And the guide was very interesting. I really recommend to do it, the place and the ambiance are very good. You can even see many of bats  more »
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  • Beautiful spot to stay, the cabins are mint condition, always clean tidy and fresh. The staff here are very friendly and helpful and more than accomodating, facilities are great with fresh showers toilets and washing machines with an outdoor undercover area to cook on and watch TV, it's very quiet, very relaxing and would recommend it if you're looking at breaking away from everyday life. The downside, however, very little to no phone service but overall that can be a good thing.
  • A great tour and a good place to go on a hot day - 20 degrees Celsius in the caves! The tour is informative, with history, geology and botany, and includes a demonstration of the great acoustics of the "Cathedral Cave", and exiting through a very narrow cave tunnel and then across some swinging bridges (both optional, there's an alternative exit that's more accessible). Great stop if you're driving up to Airlie Beach or beyond.
  • Did this tour many years ago as a kid & had to take another look. Staff are extremely friendly. Our tour guide was very enthusiastic & clearly had a genuine love for the place. We had our 2.5yr old son with us & he didn't once complain & was kept occupied with lots to look at. He was also able to walk the entire tour, he especially loved the free swinging bridges. Would recommend anyone with some spare time to stop in & if you've got it- put on some insect spray the mozzi's are pretty bad outside 😊
  • The cathedral walk tour was great! The tour went for an hour and our very knowledgeable tour guide informed us of the history of the caves. I especially liked the cathedral and the small music/light demonstration. We were told that they have opera in the cathedral section of the caves. I would be very interested in going to this.
  • We arrived at 11 and got to see the day of sunlight coming through the caves, who knew something so simple could be so amazing! The range of items the girls had to reflect the light with was great. We especially enjoyed the chapel where we got to listen to music and had a mini light show. Would definitely recommend stopping for a visit
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