Capricorn Caves

Queensland

These ancient above ground caves honeycomb a limestone ridge and offer more than 1.5km of passages to explore.
On a guided tour visit the labyrinth of large caves featuring beautiful decoration, amazing fig tree roots and maybe little insectivorous bats, highlighted by the 'Cathedral Cave', with its near perfect acoustics.

Picnic Facilities
Toilets
Wheelchair Accessibility
88m
Maximum Elevation

Getting there:

Turn east off the Bruce Highway (23km north of Rockhampton) into the Caves Township. Then right after the Caves Country Pub onto Barmoya Road and follow this for 2km before turning right into Olsen Caves Road.

Maps:

None.

Route/Trail notes:

The tours are run hourly from 9 am till 4 pm with adventure tours run with advance bookings. The Cathedral Tour lasts for one hour and consists of a 1 km walk through the caves with an adventure option at the end negotiating your way through a zigzag water-formed passageway by candlelight or fairy lights.The Cathedral Cave Tour allows for wheelchair access. The Cathedral Chamber features excellent natural acoustics and is used for weddings.

Permits/Costs:

You have to appreciate that this is a private tourism enterprise and access to the caves is by organised tours and a price has to be paid ($30 per adult in 2016).

Other References:

http://capricorncaves.com.au/

 

Comments

Great family walk

Pumpkin Peta on 1 Oct, 2017

We saw the signs and decided to detour and have a look. Well worth it, as I had only previously been in underground limestone caves.

F.A.B. on 7 Sep, 2016

Not exactly a bushwalk but still well worth the trip and entry fee as the caves are something special.
I wasn't lucky enough to have a live singer in the cathedral but the tour guide played music which was enough to get a sense of the acoustics.

NerdTrails on 11 Sep, 2014

Very beautiful, well maintained place. The caves are amazing, and we were fortunate enough to have an excellent lady singer doing the tour at the same time. To show the excellent acoustic's in Cathedral Cave, they turned off all the lights in this underground cave, and this lady sang via candlelight only .. Amazing.

DrummerJeff on 30 Dec, 2011

Good tour well worth doing.

Ian and Sue on Jan, 2003

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