Caving for Beginners: Tips and Tricks for an Unforgettable Capricorn Caves Adventure 

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Embarking on a caving adventure can be both exhilarating and awe-inspiring. If you’re a beginner eager to explore the mysterious world beneath the surface, Capricorn Caves is the perfect destination to kickstart your underground journey!  

To ensure an unforgettable experience, we’ve gathered some valuable tips and tricks to help you make the most of your caving adventure. 

Choose the Right Tour 

We offer a range of tours catering to different skill levels. As a beginner, opt for an introductory tour that provides a balance of excitement and accessibility. The Cathedral Cave tour is an excellent choice, offering a captivating experience suitable for all ages. After something more challenging? Take a look at the Capricorn Adventurer or Capricorn Explorer tours. 

Dress Appropriately 

Caving can be a physically demanding activity so be sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that allows for easy movement. Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and sturdy closed-toe shoes with good traction are essential for your safety and comfort. 

Gear Up 

Your tour guide will provide you with the necessary safety gear, including helmets and headlamps, if these are applicable to your chosen tour. Listen attentively to their instructions on how to properly wear and adjust your gear. For the more active tours, it’s important to have hands-free lighting to navigate through the caves effectively. 

Stay Hydrated 

Exploring the caves can be physically demanding, so remember to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the tour. It’s crucial to maintain your energy levels and prevent dehydration. 

Follow Your Guide 

Our knowledgeable guides are experienced and well-versed in cave exploration. Listen to their instructions carefully and follow their lead. They will ensure your safety and share fascinating insights about the cave’s geology, history, and wildlife. 

Take It Slow 

Caving is not a race; it’s about immersing yourself in the unique environment! Take your time to admire the stunning rock formations and other hidden wonders within the caves. Enjoy the journey and savour the moments! 

Capture the Memories 

Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of the caves. However, be mindful of your surroundings and respect any photography restrictions in sensitive areas. Focus on being present in the moment while still preserving memories through photographs. 

Respect the Environment 

Caves are fragile ecosystems so it’s crucial to leave no trace of your visit. Follow the guidelines provided by our tour guides, refrain from touching or removing any formations, and dispose of any waste properly. 

Embrace the Adventure 

Caving may push you out of your comfort zone, but it’s an opportunity for personal growth and discovery. Embrace the adventure, challenge your limits, and create lifelong memories! 

Reflect and Share 

After your Capricorn Caves adventure, take a moment to reflect on the experience and share your stories with friends and family. Inspire others to embark on their own caving journey and spread the word about the remarkable wonders of Capricorn Caves. If you upload your photos to social media, be sure to tag #capricorncaves so we can share to our stories!

Remember, caving is an adventure that requires preparation, respect, and a spirit of exploration. With these tips and tricks in mind, you’re ready to embark on an unforgettable Capricorn Caves adventure.  

Prepare to be amazed as you delve into the breathtaking world beneath our feet, where wonders await at every turn. Book your tour now via our website

  • 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