As we wanted to stop and visit the caves we decided to take advantage of the attached campground instead of driving on to Rockhampton to stay there. We had a small campervan and were told there were no unpowered sites for campervans, only tents - the only time we encountered this restriction in our 3.5 week holiday. We paid the extra $5 for a powered site and drove down only to find that right next to the powered sites (but conveniently omitted from the campground map) were several flat, unpowered sites - it seems to be a business decision not to sell access to unpowered van sites, or perhaps the staff member who served us wasn't aware of them. The sites themselves were large and shady but not quite level so care is required to make sure your camper or caravan is level.
The bathroom facilities are clean and extensive but poorly-lit, only one light was on at night and none at all during the day and they were on sensors so there was no way to adjust.
There were 3 separate kitchen areas - one with a barbecue and sink and TV, another with a barbecue and sink, and a third by the tent camping area that had no barbecue but did have a kettle, toaster, and fridge as well as a sink and some cutlery and crockery. It was annoying having to go over to the tent camping area to use the kettle and toaster and I think the campground would be better off having one centralised camp kitchen.
As you are likely to only stay one night while you visit the caves, the facilities are adequate, but they were certainly below other campgrounds we stayed in for similar prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Capricorn Caves is a tranquil bush retreat is located just 23klm north of Rockhampton minutes off the Bruce Highway. Spacious new one and two bedroom deluxe cabins are fully self contained, air conditioned with large decks for out door dining. Guests can enjoy easy walking guided tours through the spectacular limestone caves or a wild caving adventure. Cook up a BBQ, swim in the pool or photograph the kangaroos and other native animals. After dark guest can light up a camp fire and sit under the tropical starry skies. ... more less
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