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“Going underground”
Review of Capricorn Caves

Capricorn Caves
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Cathedral Cave Tour
Ranked #1 of 38 things to do in Rockhampton
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Queensland, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Going underground”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Had a great time climbing through all sorts of nooks and crannies in these dark and expansive caves. The organisers kit you out in boiler suits and hard hat, but you really need to bring your own hiking boots because you'll be doing a lot of crawling around.

Be prepared to sweat bucket loads if you do the full tour like we did. It is seriously hard work, especially the "laundry chute" which is, essentially, a bottomless dark hole squeezed underneath a walkway in the cave. It's at least twice too narrow for the normal chap like me so you basically have to wiggle your way from the bottom out to the top. It's super difficult! But it's all great fun, and our guide (who seemed a little too "with breath") was very friendly and a good laugh.

The place is a little out of the way but if you fancy doing something different it's definitely worth a visit (and the view on the top of the caves is smashing). Oh and they have kangaroos.

Visited January 2012
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“errie but tranquil”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

no bats this time of year but still it has that prehistoric feel about this place fossils fromsome ancient animals found here and the accoustics of the caves is amazing sadly we rushed thru here with out really getn the chance to soak it up cause we had to get to our next accomodation

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“Excellent bush location just north of Rockhampton”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This is a great destination if you want a bush outlook with good facilities. The cabins are well stocked with linen and kitchen accoutrements. It was a shame the TV didn't work for the entire period that we stayed as the nights were too cold for enjoying the patio. There is a great camp kitchen and large TV provided for campers.

Visited August 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Capricorn Caves”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

The surrounding bush on the drive in is peaceful and nice. You will almost certainly see some kangaroos or wallabies on the way in. The caves are okay but definitely not spectacular. The cathedral room is interesting. Worth a stop if you are in the area but I wouldn't go far out of the way for a visit.

Visited May 2012
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Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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“Visit to the caves”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

We wanted to revisit the caves having been there some 20 years ago and took relatives to see as well. We decided to stay overnight at the accommodation to get an early start in the morning. We thoroughly enjoyed both the caves and accom. It was all first class. Only sorry that we did not allow another night and got to enjoy the environment. Will certainly try to get back again. The Cathedral cave was excellent.

Visited August 2012
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