Two new fossil species of short-tailed mice discovered in caves of tropical Queensland

 

I’m part of a research project studying the effects of environmental change on the animals of tropical Queensland over the last half-million years. This is a pretty long stretch of time (by human standards, anyway), and it includes some major changes in Queensland’s environment. One of the big shifts that we’ve identified is the widespread […]

By |November 6th, 2018|Fossils|Comments Off on Two new fossil species of short-tailed mice discovered in caves of tropical Queensland

September School Holidays in Rockhampton

September School Holidays In Rockhampton
 

School holidays in Rockhampton are upon us yet again, the final break in the school year before the Christmas holidays.

Capricorn caves has yet again put together an action-packed school holiday program that the whole family can enjoy

 
Bonus 30-Minute Bone Sorting Experience With Every Fossil Tour
For these school holidays only, with every […]

By |September 21st, 2018|Things To Do|Comments Off on September School Holidays in Rockhampton

Fossils in Queensland

Fossils in Queensland
Capricorn Caves Prehistoric Past
 

When I first started volunteering at the Queensland Museum I was given a box full with hundreds of thousands of very tiny fossilised bones known as ‘microfossils’. These fossils belonged to a range of small-bodied vertebrate species such as frogs, lizards, birds, possums, bandicoots and rodents, just to name a […]

By |September 20th, 2018|Fossils, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fossils in Queensland

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Mycorrhizal Fungi -The hidden world beneath our feet
 

Did you know that our collective future could well depend on our coming to understand the role fungi plays in our environment?

Mycorrhizae (pronounced my-co-RIZ-ee) are defined as fungi that grow in association with the roots of a plant in a symbiotic relationship. Mycorrhizae manage the “underground economy”, making […]

By |August 24th, 2018|Flora & Fauna|Comments Off on Mycorrhizal Fungi

Ann Augusteyn – 30 years in Tourism

My career over the last 30 years in tourism

 

It doesn’t seem like 30 years ago when I drove up the Bruce Highway from Brisbane in a little red  Ford laser, mattress strapped to the car roof with my ten year old daughter,  more like a hippie from the sixties than the new owner of Olsen’s […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Staff Spotlight|Comments Off on Ann Augusteyn – 30 years in Tourism

Fossil Day 2018 In Review

The Fossil Open Day 2018!

 

The Capricorn Caves fossil open day 2018 was a collaborative success!

An event of this size is no small achievement and requires a lot of preparation in the lead up to the day, especially if it is to run smoothly!

The staff at Capricorn caves are hugely invested in seeing the fossil open […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Fossil Day 2018 In Review

Things to do in Rockhampton these School Holidays

Cathedral Cave Tour

Come out to the Caves for our most popular tour! No booking is required with 7 guaranteed tours per day every hour from 9am to 4pm. A leisurely walk through 9 caves, and leaves you with lasting memories of ancient geology and history.  An exciting way to end the tour is navigate your […]

By |June 19th, 2018|Things To Do|Comments Off on Things to do in Rockhampton these School Holidays

Staff Spotlight on Peter Grabasch

Peter is the go-to animal man at the Caves!

As well as being a tour guide at the Caves, Pete and his wife Jodi also operate “Little Aussie Encounters”

Jodi & Peter travel around the CQ region attending schools, child care centers & shopping centers and educating & providing  youth a real hand on learning experience with […]

By |May 7th, 2018|Staff Spotlight|Comments Off on Staff Spotlight on Peter Grabasch

The wonderful world of fungi

Fungi is not something we learn much about in school, if anything at all. Even in an Environmental Science degree you do not delve deep into the wonderful and complex world of fungi. Throughout human history, there has always been a connection and understanding of fungi, some of this knowledge is only just starting to […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Flora & Fauna|Comments Off on The wonderful world of fungi

Launch Of Multilingual Brochures At ATE

 

 

The Capricorn Caves is a desired tourist location for many international visitors each year.

 

The 390 million year old cave system has a wide appeal from tourists interested geographically in the ancient past of the Caves as well as families from abroad seeking out a guided tours of the Capricorn Caves.

 

General Manager of the Capricorn Caves, […]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Innovations|Comments Off on Launch Of Multilingual Brochures At ATE
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