8 Reasons Why Capricorn Caves is a ‘Best of Queensland Experience’ for 2024 

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Capricorn Caves, nestled in the heart of Central Queensland, Australia, is proud to announce that it has been honoured as a ‘Best of Queensland Experience’ for 2024. This prestigious award recognises our commitment to providing outstanding visitor experiences, exceptional service, and unique attractions that showcase the natural beauty and cultural significance of the region. 

Known for its breathtaking limestone formations and immersive tours, Capricorn Caves offers guests an unparalleled opportunity to explore one of Queensland’s most stunning natural wonders. This accolade underscores our dedication to delivering unforgettable adventures that connect people with nature, making Capricorn Caves a must-visit destination for travellers seeking both adventure and tranquillity in the heart of Queensland.

From stunning rock formations to fascinating wildlife, there’s something for everyone to discover. Here are just some of the must-see features of Capricorn Caves that make it a truly remarkable destination and a ‘Best of Queensland Experience’.

Cathedral Cave

Known for its breathtaking acoustics and awe-inspiring formations, Cathedral Cave is the crown jewel of Capricorn Caves. This majestic chamber, with its high ceilings and natural rock formations, is not only a sight to behold but also a popular venue for weddings and concerts. The acoustics are so perfect that even a whisper can be heard throughout the cave!

The Belfry Cave

The Belfry cavern, partially illuminated by natural daylight, offers a unique and serene atmosphere. The Belfry’s name is inspired by the cave’s bell-like formations that hang from the ceiling, resembling a grand cathedral’s belfry. It’s a perfect spot for meditation and reflection.

The Grand Entrance

The Grand Entrance is the magnificent gateway to our caves. As you step through the imposing limestone archway, you are immediately captivated by the sheer size and beauty of the cave’s entrance. This impressive entryway, bathed in natural light and adorned with lush greenery, sets the stage for an unforgettable adventure.

The Zig Zag Passage

For those who love a bit of adventure, the Zig Zag Passage is a must-see. This narrow, winding passage requires some careful navigation but rewards explorers with a sense of thrill and accomplishment. The passage leads to a spectacular daylight entrance halfway up a cliff, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

The Colosseum

This chamber is a treasure trove of ancient fossils, providing a glimpse into the prehistoric past. Visitors can see and learn about the remains of ancient marine life and other creatures that once inhabited the area. It’s a fascinating spot for anyone interested in paleontology and earth history.

Bat Colonies

Capricorn Caves is a sanctuary for several species of bats, including the tiny bent-wing bat. The caves provide a safe habitat for these nocturnal creatures, and visitors can observe them in their natural environment. The sight of bats emerging from their hidden space is truly a spectacle to behold!

Karst Landscape

The surrounding karst landscape is as intriguing as the caves themselves. Characterised by sinkholes, springs, and rugged terrain, the karst features offer excellent opportunities for exploration. The unique landscape is a testament to the power of natural erosion and geological processes.

Eco-Tourism and Sustainability

Capricorn Caves is committed to eco-tourism and sustainability. The site incorporates environmentally friendly practices to preserve its natural beauty and ecological integrity. Educational tours emphasize the importance of conservation and the role each visitor can play in protecting these natural wonders for future generations.

Of course, Capricorn Caves is more than just a series of caverns; it’s a journey into the heart of nature’s artistry and history. Whether you’re drawn by the scientific marvels, the thrill of exploration, or the serene beauty of the subterranean world, Capricorn Caves has something to offer everyone. 

Plan your visit today and discover why we are recognised as one of the ‘Best of Queensland Experiences’ for 2024!

  • 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