Capricorn Cave Tour is the premier nature based attraction in Central Queensland. Here you can explore spectacular caves in a limestone ridge and spot little insectivorous bats in certain seasons. These magnificent caves are located north of Rockhampton and winner of many major tourism and environment awards and eco-tourism accreditation.... more
The Cathedral Cave Tour is the most popular with its wheelchair access and the amazing natural acoustics of the Cathedral Chamber. It's a popular venue for weddings,and Opera in the Cave twice a year. In December, the natural phenomenon of Summer Solstice Light can be seen on the 11am tour. For the adventurous, there are wild caving explorations or abseiling. The adrenaline charged caving tours involve underground exploration with the light of a cave helmet and are available on request. If you want to get off the beaten track with out getting why not try our Geo Tour Journey of discovery.
After your tour, enjoy refreshments at the Caves Kiosk or a drink from the licensed Bat Bar, a swim in the pool or cook up a barbecue. A visitor centre provides fascinating information about the local geology, bats and community history.... less
Cave tours suitable for children with no age restrictions. Tour partially stroller accessible. Wild caving adventure tours - minimum age 16 years. School groups welcome with special tours to suit curriculum and educational kits available on request. School camps in tents or lodge.
Wheelchair access ramps into caves, assistance needed, wheelchair available for use. Tours to suit all disabilities - intellectually handicapped, deaf. Disabled toilets are available at the kiosk and caravan park. Disabled shower/toilet available at the caravan park and lodge.
The Cafe provides alfresco dining in a garden bush setting with a roof shelter over one section. The menu includes burgers, chips, sandwiches, pies, cappuccino, Devonshire teas and ice creams. There is also a function area in a bush setting. This all weather venue has a covered roof and blinds. Menus available for group bookings/receptions, spit roast, morning teas and lunches.
Special events include the Summer Solstice Light Spectacle from December to early January, Carols in the Caves during December and occasional dramatic and orchestral presentations in Cathedral Cave.
The 33 hectare property is a significant environment site. Geologically the caves are unique; they originated in an ancient seabed 390 million years ago. Five species of insectivorous bats are dependent on the caves and the surrounding dry rainforest. This rich bio-diversity of fauna and flora provides the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat.
Accommodation is available - an affordable Eco-Adventure Lodge, four star Caravan Park. For groups, nature based outdoor adventure packages are available. These will include abseiling, ropes course, tours of local cattle properties and heritage and indigenous cultural venues.
How To Get There
Capricorn Caves are located 23 kilometres north of Rockhampton on Highway One. Turn east off highway into Caves township and follow the signs. Caves located three kilometres off Bruce Highway (Highway One). There is a bus service from Rockhampton three days per week.
No pets allowed on property.
|Adult||$28.00||27 Mar - 31 Mar||Cathedral Caves Tour.|
|$14.50||27 Mar - 31 Mar||Cathedral Caves Tour.|
|Family||$70.00||27 Mar - 31 Mar||Two adults and two children.|
Daily tours are conducted by experienced guides through large well lit caverns with beautiful decorations, rare ferns and massive tree roots The huge domed Cathedral Cave is renowned for its acoustics. A fun option at the end of the tour is a walk through the pioneer passage on to a swinging suspended bridge. Tours hourly 9am-4pm.
*Conditions apply. Subject to availability. Not available 25/12/14 or 1/1/15. Valid to 31/8/14.
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