Picture this, it’s a cold winter night, the camp fire burns keeping you warm, the kids are cooking marshmallows on the fire, then you look up to see the beautiful Australian sky lit with bright stars shining down, then you stroll back to your cabin for a wonderful nights sleep. You wake in the morning […]
Capricorn Caves is proud to announce that we are opening Friday 5th June at 9am with our first tour in 2 ½ months due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In the last 2 ½ months Capricorn Caves staff have been working hard on the grounds, kiosk and tours and making the most of the “guest free” time.
This time […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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
Tea & coffee facilities
Air conditioning or breeze air
Our catering team can provide menus to suit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]