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“Very pleasant experience”
Review of Capricorn Caves

Capricorn Caves
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$24.96*
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Cathedral Cave Tour
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Rockhampton
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Capricorn Caves offers a range of tours so there is sure be one to suit everybody's needs. The Cathedral Cave tour is the most popular, departing hourly, with wheelchair access and amazing natural acoustics in the Cathedral Chamber. Travel back in time on the new fossil tour where thousands upon thousands of fossils from tiny creatures to extinct giant beasts have been found by palaeontologists. Discover the secrets entombed in these caves over millions of years with our expert palaeo guides and hold real fossil treasures from our prehistoric past. This tour departs 3 times a day. Wanting to get off the beaten track? Try the adventure caving tour where you climbing, crawl and squeeze your way through the cave with the light of a torch till your surface on the cave ridge with 360 degree views. The tour can be adjusted to suit all age brackets and needs with family and adult only options available.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had a nice and spacious cabin with everything you need, including an aircon! Friendly service and we just had a great time there. The caves tour was also done really well.

Thank amuller2014
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Capcaves, Manager at Capricorn Caves, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Glad you enjoyed your stay at Capricorn Caves!

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were met by the ranger near dusk and walked up the track to the caves. They put a harness on you so people can lean over the cleft and see the bats running the gauntlet of snaked snatching at them. Really cool

Thank Tim J
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Capcaves, Manager at Capricorn Caves, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for your review, very glad you enjoyed your tour experience at Capricorn Caves

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Reviewed January 25, 2014

We decided to camp on the grounds over the weekend, and were hoping to visit the Caves during our stay. There were only a couple of other campers so we thought it would be a pretty restful couple of days. We had driven through the camping area previously and saw a camp kitchen with a BBQ area, covered seating and power -- looking good right? So we booked. We had a couple of equipment problems (first trip in 12 months) and needed to use kitchen for power. Mistake #1. Camp kitchen has had the power disconnected. Mistake #2 followed when we saw the camp kitchen BBQ up close and personal - disconnected too. We packed up early the next day and thought we would still like to make the best of things by doing a tour. We headed down to the kiosk at 0800HRS to get an idea of what we could do. Mistake #3. OK if the kiosk doesn't open until later -- but at least put the opening hours where they could be seen! We're certainly disconnecting from this attraction ...

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

Tours leave on the hour, but if they see you coming they will more than likely with for you.

Kerryann was our guide today, 14 Jan 2014, and she was educational and informed in her approach to her role as our guide.

They recommend closed shoes and I would agree. There are areas that can be quite slippery and solid shoes are really essential. Lots of people did the tour in things, but if it had been a wet day there might have been problems.

This is one of the first caves I've come across that has wheel chair access to most of it. I've been to many caves around Australia and this is a first for me, so well done.

This is an hour long tour and we had the added benefit of doing it during the summer solstice period, which meant that light came streaming in from a hole in the roof. Why is this special? Well, our guide brought out disco balls of varying sizes and gave us all a dazzle dazzle show and the cave lit up like it was Disneyland! The light only comes in from December to January, so if you are in the area it's a must see experience.

This is an above ground cave, although at one point we were 5 meters below the car park. The cathedral cave is where they hold weddings and other functions, and it was stunning. The acoustics are just about perfect and my husband got up and sang a song to demonstrate the acoustics.

Every cave is unique and no two experiences are the same. In my opinion this is worth the $27 admission fee as they have a huge ongoing job to eradicate the potato vine that clogs the endangered dry rainforest ecosystem the cave is located in. This dry rainforest is extremely rare and occupies a corridor of about 150 metres along the ridge, and the potato vine grows about a metre per week and can have approx 1500 tubers in a square metre, and the rangers have to dig every tuber up by hand as it can't be eradicated by poisoning or ripping up. This is also home to an endangered fern, which they have started to grow and cultivate in greenhouses on the grounds.

Oh, as an added bonus, the entry fee also includes use of the pool, which was lovely and clean and seems to be under-utilised. We could have had it to ourselves if we'd thought to bring our bathers.

This would be a great place to have a day out. There is the cave tour, geo exploring, lovely shady picnic areas with bbqs and wildlife around you.

1  Thank cagfire
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Capcaves, Manager at Capricorn Caves, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review, we appreciate your honesty. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time at the Caves and the tour. Good on your husband for singing in the Cathedral cave, such a memorable experience.

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

We stayed in the deluxe cabin for two nights and visited the caves on one of the days there. Our teenage sons enjoyed the Wild Caving Adventure and we loved going through the larger caves on the Cathedral tour. Adds some variety to the beaches and coral tours on offer in North Queensland and the tours are really interesting and the native bushland well maintained and worth visiting. Staff are well informed and very cheerful. The cabins are well set up and quite spacious. All in all, well worth a stop if you are in the Rockhampton area for any length of time.

Thank ToniMerc
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