5 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day at Capricorn Caves

Things to Do

Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show your mum how much you appreciate all that she does. If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable way to celebrate this special day, why not take a trip to Capricorn Caves?

Located near Rockhampton in Queensland, Capricorn Caves is an incredible natural wonder that offers plenty of opportunities to make Mother’s Day memorable.

Here are just some ideas on how to celebrate Mother’s Day at Capricorn Caves while creating meaningful memories with your mum.

Book a cave tour

One of the best ways to explore the Capricorn Caves is to book a cave tour. The caves offer a range of tours, from a short, 45-minute tour to a more extensive two-hour tour. Each tour is led by an experienced guide who will take you through the caves and tell you about the history and geology of the area. It’s an educational and awe-inspiring experience your mum is sure to love.

Take a nature walk

Capricorn Caves is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, and taking a leisurely nature walk is a perfect way to appreciate the serenity and tranquility of the caves. Capricorn Caves offers free walking tracks where you can explore the lush greenery, observe the native wildlife, and soak in the peaceful ambiance with your mum. It’s a simple yet meaningful way to connect with nature and bond with her in a serene setting.

Pack a picnic

Instead of dining at a restaurant, consider packing a homemade picnic for your mum and enjoying it at one of the free picnic spots available at Capricorn Caves. Prepare her favourite snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, and find a scenic spot to lay out a blanket and savour a delightful picnic surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the caves. It’s a budget-friendly option that allows you to enjoy a leisurely outdoor meal and create cherished memories with your mum.

Stay & star gaze

Book a cabin for the weekend and lay back to watch the night sky sparkle above you, surrounded by the natural beauty of the caves. The lack of city lights and pollution make it an ideal spot for observing the stars. With a clear view of the Milky Way, you’ll be able to spot constellations and shooting stars, and maybe even catch a glimpse of a satellite or two!

Spend quality time

The most precious gift of all you can give to your mum is your time and presence. Spend some quality time with her simply talking, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. Take a moment to express your love and appreciation for her, and create cherished memories together. It’s a meaningful way to celebrate Mother’s Day without spending a cent (except if you’d like to buy her a gift from our merchandise store).

Don’t forget to bring a camera or a smartphone to capture these precious moments with your mum during your visit to Capricorn Caves. Take candid photos or selfies against the stunning backdrop of the caves, and create a photo album or a digital slideshow as a keepsake of your Mother’s Day celebration. It’s a thoughtful gesture your mum is certain to love and allows you both to relive the special moments.

Treat your mum to an unforgettable experience at Capricorn Caves this Mother’s Day!

  • star rating  The cave was amazing, the tour was worth every cent. This tour is suitable for everyone who can walk, and it offers access for those with mobility issues. There is... read more

    July 5, 2023

    star rating  It was just an amazing experience to have a guided tour through the cave system and learn about the formation and history of the caves. The cathedral part of the... read more

    July 5, 2023

    star rating  Terrific tour. Excellent guide (Hudson) really informative and friendly. Explorer experience was easy to manage. Highly recommended. Must book ahead. We saw a lot of people arriving with no booking... read more

    July 5, 2023
  • star rating  Very interesting tour I was a bit nervous as had to crawl in a tunnel but it was short and 2 swing bridges - but that’s me a whimp but... read more

    Naomi G
    July 4, 2023

    star rating  Visited Capricorn Caves & did the Cathedral Tour it was value for money, if you like learning about and observing some natural beauty. Some stairs/ramps but not tiring.... read more

    Mark T
    July 2, 2023

    star rating  Very informative. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Listened to Alleluia in the Cathedralamazing experience. Daughter and I enjoyed this experience. We learned a lot about the ecosystem in the... read more

    Soana B
    July 1, 2023
  • star rating  Great informative tour, with a fantastic coffee and cake to finish. There is a little gift shop to pick up your souvenirs.

    June 28, 2023

    star rating  Fantastic, definitely worth doing if in the area. Interesting history on these caves. Guided tour was good

    June 26, 2023

    star rating  A truly exhilarating experience. My husband and I stayed the night at a cabin at Capricorn Caves and were so impressed with the hygiene and cleanliness of the cabin. The... read more

    June 18, 2023
  • star rating  Very special experience visiting these caves and listening to Amber explaining about the cave formations and their continuing work in preserving its nature.

    June 17, 2023

    star rating  Amazing caves so different from any other caves I've seen looking forward to visiting again when they have Opera in The Cathedral Cave, if you are in the area... read more

    June 16, 2023

    star rating  An excellent experience full of learning opportunities an very eco tourism. Some special features that can only be experienced on this tour.

    Tracy C
    June 11, 2023
  • star rating  I joined a morning tour at 9:30 and the atmosphere in the morning was so great! I and my family enjoyed it very much! the tour guide was very knowledgeable.... read more

    June 10, 2023

    star rating  Heading north towards Cairns, I chose to take a rain check on visiting Capricorn Caves. However, with more time on my hands, I decided to make this a priority. And,... read more

    Greg W
    June 5, 2023

    star rating  We had a good tour in the Capricorn Caves with an enthousiast guide. The caves were on average quite accessible with some nice passages for those group members that wished... read more

    Harrie M
    June 4, 2023
  • star rating  Cave adventure was excellent, guide was very knowledgeable about the caves, after doing the adventure tour second tour was bit of a let down

    May 28, 2023

    star rating  Interesting tour. I particularly loved the Cathedral tour. Just amazing to sit there when our guide turned the lights off slowly and we sat in darkness as the... read more

    Maria L
    May 25, 2023

    star rating  My son (15 yrs) and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the caves today. The tour guide was super-friendly and extremely informative. We learned so much! An absolutely stunning cave.... read more

    May 24, 2023
  • star rating  Great tour. Izzy the tour guide was very informative. We live in Mackay and it has been on mt to do list for a long time. Glad I did it... read more

    May 20, 2023

    star rating  Our guide was very well informed and gave us a lot of info about the caves. The caves were amazing and we got some great photos. I would recommend this... read more

    May 19, 2023

    star rating  A great tour, Amber was knowledgeable and enthusiastic , highlight was the acoustics in the cathedral for sure

    May 17, 2023
  • star rating  Unexpectedly wonderful experience at the Capricorn caves, especially in the Cathedral Cave - fantastic effort made to make the whole visit truly worthwhile! Our guide, Amber, was informative and enthusiastic.... read more

    May 17, 2023

    star rating  So glad we planned a visit to the caves. Wish I would have ventured even further into the caves with a longer tour.

    Jeannie C
    May 13, 2023

    star rating  Really interesting tour even though we did the 45minute one. Rory our guide was great. Very informative and knowledgeable. Only improvement I could suggest is a more vibrant light... read more

    May 10, 2023
  • star rating  Tour guide was just perfect, wouldn’t have changed the way he delivered in any way. Thanks so much! Look forward to doing another tour one day!

    May 9, 2023

    star rating  Amazing tour with Lizzie, we did so many cool routes and was way for adventurous than we were expecting. Lots of tight crawls and the bats were amazing. Thank you!

    May 8, 2023

    star rating  Was an amazing cave system , we only did the cathedral and was hoping to do another more advanced track but was booked out .
    Would definitely come back again... read more

    April 29, 2023
  • star rating  Amazingly tranquil. Cabins extremely comfortable. Cave tours a most, just beautiful. Friendly staff who provide excellent service.

    April 27, 2023

    star rating  Fantastic family day out. We did the family adventure tour (with two 9 yr olds) and they loved it. Our guide James was informative and engaging and kept the atmosphere... read more

    April 23, 2023

    star rating  Our tour was amazing we all had an awesome time and our tour guide, James, was great helping people who struggled, he definitely is worth more money

    April 13, 2023