Igniting the Fun & Adventure These School Holidays at Capricorn Caves

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The Capricorn Caves team have worked tirelessly to create an action-packed school holiday season with a series of exciting events that promise fun and adventure for visitors of all ages!

From immersive activities designed to ignite the adventurous spirit in children to captivating astronomy nights that cater to both young and adult minds alike, we are committed to providing an unforgettable holiday experience for everyone who enters our gates.

Ready to embark on a journey of discovery and make lasting memories with Capricorn Caves? Here’s what we have in store:

Mini Adventurer Day – December 13th and 20th 2023, January 16th 2024

Young explorers aged 6 to 13 are invited to participate in the Mini Adventurer Day, an immersive experience designed to ignite the adventurous spirit in children. With two distinct programs catering to different age groups, the day will be filled with age-appropriate challenges and thrilling outdoor activities, including adventure caving and conquering the climbing wall.

Under the Stars Astronomy Nights – December 14th 21st 22nd 27th and 28th 2023, January 17th 2024

Take a journey through the night skies with adventurer and astronomer Dr John McGrath in ‘Under the Stars’. This engaging presentation is kid and big kid friendly alike, just bring your curious mind! John will show you gatherings of stars, sister galaxies, how to find the centre of our own galaxy, the meaning of your Zodiac sign, even a planet or two. Be surprised how important reading the stars was for the daily life of Traditional Owners. Learn useful skills like navigating with the stars and recognising the increasing number of man-made objects in space.

Summer Solstice Spectacle – December 16th 2023 to January 7th 2024

Witness one of the most spectacular natural phenomena in the Southern Hemisphere, the Summer Solstice, when the alignment of the sun along the tropic of Capricorn lights up the Belfry Cave!  As part of some of the daily tours and a dedicated event on December 22nd, your expert guide will enlighten you with the science behind what you are seeing, put on a dazzling show with the light beam and allow a photo opportunity not to be missed!

Capricorn Family Adventure Tours – December 14th 2023 to January 21st 2024

For ages 7 and up, the Capricorn Family Adventure Tour will take you and your children on an exciting journey into the unknown as you all explore the caves by the light of your headlamp. Your expert guide will lead you through some of our fun yet challenging caves such as The Dungeon and Whale’s Belly. Be prepared to crawl, squeeze and climb on this memorable family adventure!

Capricorn Caves invites families, adventurers, and nature enthusiasts to make the most of the school holidays by participating in these diverse and thrilling events.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a regular explorer, there’s something for everyone at Capricorn Caves this holiday season.

For more information and to book tickets, visit the Capricorn Caves website or contact the kiosk on 4934 2883. Don’t miss out on the excitement – make Capricorn Caves your destination for an unforgettable school holiday experience!

  • 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