Capricorn Caves
Capricorn Caves
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Capricorn Caves is a multi-generational family owned attraction located 23km north of Rockhampton and just minutes off the Pacific Coast Way. Accessible walkways and ramps allow you to experience the breathtaking acoustics in the Cathedral Cave on the hourly tour. The intimate Capricorn Explorer and Capricorn Adventurer tours allows further exploration with breath-taking views from the summit and a true bucket-list experience. As an Advanced Eco-Tourism attraction Capricorn Caves is a home to an abundance of native wildlife and endangered species which you can discover on tour. Experienced local guides deliver the captivating stories of this ancient Australian landscape on small-scale interpretive tours.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Carly F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome cave tour!!
    Absolutely amazing 2 hour tour! Izzy was a wonderful guide, cracking jokes and encouraging everyone along the way. Tour was more intense than I anticipated, but in the best way! Got to climb through plenty of small spaces along with climbing along the outside of the caves. Highly recommend wearing clothing that you don't mind getting muddy/dusty (depending on weather) because you will get FILTHY! Overall 10/10 experience!
    Wow, what a glowing review! Thanks for sharing your experience. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Izzy and appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again soon for another wonderful adventure! 🦇🌿⛰
    Written 25 April 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 March 2023
  • AE
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We did the 'Explorer' and Bryon was an excellent tour guide. He was passionate, knowledgeable and entertaining. It had been raining before and was raining during our tour so parts of the Caves were muddy. We definitely got a bit dirty (which was fine and we were expecting it and we didn't mind at all) but follow their advice and wear clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty! Also make sure you wear good, supportive and non slip shoes as the surface is uneven & can be slippy.
    Thank you for sharing your experience! We truly appreciate your tips on attire - it's always good to come prepared for the conditions of the caves. We're glad you didn't mind getting a bit dirty and that you enjoyed the adventure! We hope to see you again soon for another memorable experience. 🦇🌿⛰
    Written 25 April 2023
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    Visited April 2023
    Written 13 April 2023
  • arrakis2018
    Wauchope, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great cabins
    We recently stayed in a two person cabin at Capricorn Caves. The modern cabin was spacious, clean and contained all necessities for a comfortable night. The bbq on the verandah was clean and perfect for cooking dinner. Great accommodation in a beautifully quiet location. We would thoroughly recommend it. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to complete a tour of the caves.
    Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay in our cabin. We truly appreciate your recommendation and are thrilled that you appreciated our beautifully quiet location. If your travels bring you back this way, we'd be more than happy to welcome you for a cave tour. Until then, safe travels and thank you for choosing Capricorn Caves!
    Written 22 August 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • jadecharles96
    Dronfield, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Caving Experience
    Me and my friend booked the Capricorn Adventurer Tour, which was 2 hours long. It was a great tour. Our tour guide, Jackson was very fun and helpful guide. He helped guided us through some difficult and small caves. He made the experience so much fun, by playing games with us. I would definitely recommend this tours to friends and family.
    We appreciate your kind words! It sounds like you had a blast on our tour with Jackson. We strive to provide a great time for our guests, and we're glad you and your friend had a wonderful experience exploring caves with us. Come back soon for more adventures!
    Written 25 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • JAMESTOLD
    South Mission Beach, Australia132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, worth the stop.
    Amazing place , excellent tour with a very informative guide. Easy walk through the caves ( we did the Cathedral Tour) . Had no idea how great it was. We have driven past so many times, glad we stopped this time.
    The Cathedral Tour is indeed a gem, and we're glad you finally stopped. We appreciate your support and hope to welcome you back for more adventures!
    Written 25 October 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
  • Geofflotte H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour, even for young kids!
    With a 5yr old, 3yr old and 2yr old in tow we did the cathedral tour and loved it. Our guide (Hudson) was very friendly and knowledgeable. The music and light show in the cathedral cave was a great touch. Highly recommend.
    Our glorious Cathedral cave certainly is quite the experience, isn’t it? We will pass on your kind words to Hudson and hope you visit again soon! 🦇🌿⛰️
    Written 12 November 2023
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    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 November 2023
  • Flyer278571
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely worth visiting the caves
    The Cathedral Cave Tour was amazing. We booking the 4pm tour and our group of 5 were lucky to have Candice (our tour guide) and the caves all to ourselves. The caves were fantastic as were the bats. Candice was informative and lots of fun. Seeing the bats in their natural habitat and flying around was incredible. The cathedral cave is stunning and the lighting throughout highlights the beautiful structure of the cave walls. Highly recommend this tour.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience with us! How special to have the caves and Candice all to yourselves! We're delighted you found the tour informative and fun. It's indeed a magical sight to witness the bats in their natural habitat. Your recommendation means the world to us!
    Written 4 January 2024
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    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 30 December 2023
  • Olga P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do adventure
    Lovely experience. We booked the explorer tour and it was a lot. The explorer tour is a must if you don’t mind slightly tight spaces. Hudson was one of the best tour guides and incredibly enthusiastic, and answered a lot of questions. She was knowledgeable and personable. We learned about the bats and the rock formations as well as a bit of history of the discovery of the caves. This is all whilst pushing yourself through these caves into the different passages. I think this is such good value for money for the experience we had, and will definitely be recommending to people we know. Thanks a lot for a good time.
    We're delighted you had a blast exploring the caves with Hudson – she's a superstar guide! Thank you for recommending the adventure. We can't wait to have you back for another round of cave-tastic fun! 🦇🌿⛰
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 January 2024
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Brett and Flic O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Amazing tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and mindful of everyone’s level of experience. It was great learning about the geology and natural history of the area, and the caves are beautiful. The only thing I can think of to improve the experience is adding the significance of the caves to the traditional people of the land.
Written 20 February 2024
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Dreamer18055420482
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We went for this tour yesterday. And I have to say it was stunning.
Specially in the ceremony room. The music the lighting and the darkness of the cave. The environment definitely take you back to old age. It was definitely breath taking. And tour guide was awesome.
Written 17 February 2024
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We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour, especially our Cathedral cave - it's truly a breathtaking experience!
Written 20 February 2024
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Tooves59
Phuket, Thailand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thoroughly enjoyed my trip to the caves. The guide was so knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun and enjoyable. Would definitely recommend visiting.
Written 15 February 2024
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We appreciate your visit and can't wait to welcome you back! 🦇🌿⛰
Written 20 February 2024
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Yeppoon_Local
Yeppoon, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Magical tour - cathedral cave music and lights just wonderful - short period of cave darkness serene and incredible. Kath is an excellent tour guide - such a warm personality and incredibly knowledgable - my guests were in awe of this experience!
Written 14 February 2024
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Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Cathedral Cave, and that Kath's personality and extensive knowledge added to the awe-inspiring experience for you and your guests.
Written 20 February 2024
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Guide27045902030
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The tour was amazing ! It was so interesting and Amber was fun and passionate which made it even better. Unfortunately the bats were gone but we did manage to see one.
The cathedral is beautiful, definitely worth the tour.
What we took with us from the tour is everyone needs a personal bat cave to save the planet!
Written 14 February 2024
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Thanks for the fantastic review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour with Amber's enthusiasm, despite the missing bats, and the idea of a personal bat cave for saving the planet is truly inspiring!
Written 20 February 2024
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Macca1963
Burnett Heads, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Wow worth the visit and an amazing price for what you get to see. Hudson was an expert and had a great sense of humour. This is truely a sight to be seen. Thank you.
Written 7 February 2024
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Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. 🦇🌿⛰
Written 20 February 2024
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Nadine W
Darmstadt, Germany4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This was truely amazing! We did the explorer tour and our tour guide was super knowledgeable and took us to a few places that were not even meant to be on the original tour. I went with my husband and my parents and even with medium fitness levels this tour is totally doable. One of the best things was a loop that was optional since you had to crawl on your belly to get through, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this. We went just after big rainfall and our tour guide said that, this is the best time to come, since you can see so much. We saw butterflies, bats, huntsman and learned a lot about stone formations and vegetation. Overall a great experience if you don’t mind getting your hands dirty and are willing to climb a few rocks.
Written 30 January 2024
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Thanks for sharing your amazing experience, Nadine! We're delighted you enjoyed the extra stops. Exploring after rainfall sounds like it added a fantastic touch to your tour. Looking forward to more adventures with you and your family! 🦇🌿⛰
Written 6 February 2024
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Romy P
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had an amazing tour in the caves! Very clear and fun explanation about a variety of things.
We stayed in the cabin, provided with a generous breakfast basket.
Certainly worth it!
Written 26 January 2024
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Thank you for visiting! We hope to see you again soon. 🦇🌿⛰
Written 6 February 2024
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Jodie C
Pearce, Australia4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
So amazing and well worth the drive out of town to visit. The cathedral is truely a mind blowing experience. Only thing is if you don’t like the dark or are claustrophobic then maybe it’s not for you. I recommend you give it a try.
Written 20 January 2024
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Thank you for sharing your awe-inspiring experience. We're thrilled you found the Cathedral cave truly mind-blowing and appreciate your candid advice for those with concerns about darkness or claustrophobia. Come back soon! 🦇🌿⛰
Written 24 January 2024
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Olga P
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Lovely experience. We booked the explorer tour and it was a lot. The explorer tour is a must if you don’t mind slightly tight spaces. Hudson was one of the best tour guides and incredibly enthusiastic, and answered a lot of questions. She was knowledgeable and personable. We learned about the bats and the rock formations as well as a bit of history of the discovery of the caves. This is all whilst pushing yourself through these caves into the different passages.
I think this is such good value for money for the experience we had, and will definitely be recommending to people we know. Thanks a lot for a good time.
Written 15 January 2024
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We're delighted you had a blast exploring the caves with Hudson – she's a superstar guide! Thank you for recommending the adventure. We can't wait to have you back for another round of cave-tastic fun! 🦇🌿⛰
Written 24 January 2024
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