Tourism Awards 2019

“A fitting tribute to the legacy of Ann Augusteyn” 30 November 2018 was one of the most bittersweet nights of Capricorn Caves’ history.

Just four weeks after the passing of Ann Augusteyn, ten staff and family attended the Queensland Tourism Awards at the Gold Coast. Capricorn Caves had been nominated in the Tourist Attraction category.

The submission […]

By |March 11th, 2019|Awards|Comments Off on Tourism Awards 2019

Climbing Gym, High Ropes & Climbing Wall in Rockhampton!

Rockhampton Rock Climbing!

Join us at the Capricorn Caves for our Outdoor, Artificial Rock-Climbing and Bouldering wall.

Enjoy the Outdoors with that Climbing Gym feel. Test your skills on our 8m high, 3-sided structure, with a variety of routes and difficulties to suit everyone’s level.

Beginners are welcome!

Or try out a different style of climbing with our 2.4m […]

By |January 29th, 2019|Facilities, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Climbing Gym, High Ropes & Climbing Wall in Rockhampton!

Rockhampton Conference Room Hire & Meeting Place

We provide a unique conference venue, with tranquil surroundings and a host of activities. Our two conference rooms accommodate a variety of layouts and offer seating for 80 people.

Adjacent verandahs give flexibility for socialising or break-out groups.

Conference facilities include

LCD screens
Wireless internet
White board
Tea & coffee facilities
Air conditioning or breeze air

Our catering team can provide menus to suit […]

By |January 11th, 2019|Facilities|Comments Off on Rockhampton Conference Room Hire & Meeting Place

Queensland Tourism Awards 2018 – Capricorn Caves Wins GOLD!

The 2018 Queensland Tourism Awards (QTA), the industry’s annual recognition program hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) was held at the prestigious Gold Coast Star Casino on Friday 16th December and the presenters for the evening were Mark Beretta, Jillian Whiting and Rod Young.

Almost 1000 tour operators, accommodation owners, general managers and staff […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Awards|Comments Off on Queensland Tourism Awards 2018 – Capricorn Caves Wins GOLD!

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