Capricorn Caves is committed to the conservation of the local environment. Our location encompasses some unique habitats, which includes a special type of dry rainforest called Semi-Evergreen Vine Thicket. This habitat is critical to the survival of many native flora and fauna, including the threatened cave fern and ghost bat. Unfortunately, due to the destructive […]
Remnants of the Past
As a brand-new tour guide, I was taken through and around the stunning eco system that is Capricorn Caves. I was shown breath taking views and given explanations on the intricacies of how this place came to be, the flora, the fauna and history. Scribbling notes into my notebook as we explored […]
Capricorn Caves is home to the endangered fern Tectaria devexa
The staff are very passionate about conserving this beautiful fern and have untaken a massive fern planting project.
Tectaria devexa var devexa is a small fern growing in very thin pockets of soil on the cave walls where there is enough sunlight and water.
Although it is widely distributed […]
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 […]