On 18th November 2017 Capricorn Caves was humbled to attend the Capricorn Enterprise Industry night

A number of our dedicated staff attended the event hosted by the Waterline Restaurant at Yeppoon (pictured below)

Ann (the owner of Capricorn Caves) was honored with the award for being in business for 29 year. It’s a testament to the tireless dedication that not only Ann, but her late husband Ken, extended family & staff  have poured into the business.

The Capricorn Caves has successfully sustained itself in business for over 130 years, & for 29 of those years under the guidance & ownership of Ann Augusteyn & her family. The business has flourished despite the numerous setbacks & the odd natural disaster that central Queensland is so well known for.

Capricorn Caves has been able to evolve and adapt in an ever changing & challenging eco- tourism marketplace.

From this constant striving to meet guests needs, the fossil tour was launched and was the driving force behind the Capricorn Caves receiving the Queensland Tourism Industry Council silver award for Innovation in tourism.

Its an award that the Caves staff collectively worked very hard to make a success & has been well received by guests that  go on tour daily!  We receive feedback regularly on social media about how much people of all ages enjoy learning about the history that the fossils tell about the Caves!

Capricorn Caves General Manager Amanda Hinton also received recognition for her recent induction into the Young Tourism Leader program a Queensland government run initiative to showcase the best of what the tourism has to offer for the youth for future employment pathways.

It was a great night celebrating the achievements of Tourism industry as a collective in this wonderful region

 

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From left to Right:                                                                        From left to Right:

Katherine Herring, Amanda Hinton, Ann Augusteyn,             Amanda Hinton, Ann Augusteyn, Robert Augusteyn

Rob Augusteyn, Judy Christenson, Emily Lydeamore-Walker &

Chennoa Wells