Welcome to the first instalment of our new blog series, ‘Meet the Caves Crew’, where we have the privilege of interviewing the incredible team members here at the Capricorn Caves.
Through these insightful interviews, we aim to provide you with a deeper understanding of the passionate and dedicated individuals who contribute to the magic of the Capricorn Caves experience.
Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, unraveling the unique stories, passions, and expertise of each team member, and gain a newfound appreciation for the people behind the scenes at Capricorn Caves.
The first of our interviews is with Amber Countryman, one of the esteemed tour guides here at Capricorn Caves. With her extensive knowledge, passion for exploration, and commitment to providing unforgettable experiences, Amber is an integral part of the Capricorn Caves team.
My name is Amber, I’m one of the Tour Guides at Capricorn Caves. I first fell in love with this place as a high school work experience student. Several years ago, I got to a point in my life where I needed to spend more time in the natural environment. I knew where I needed to go… so here I am, it felt like coming home.
What I love most about working at Capricorn Caves is that I get to spend my days here. I get to wander through and explore… there are still things I am yet to see and witness. There is always a chance finding an unusual fungus appearing in the forest or an animal worthy of halting the tour so we can all enjoy it’s presence. The colours and textures of the rock mesmerise me. I get to turn up each day with anticipation, not knowing the experience I am about to have. It’s not work… it’s a pleasure.
Honestly, I can’t decide which is my favourite tour. Visitors can choose their experience when they come to the Caves and each tour has a completely different offering, none more or less valuable than the others. You can stand in awe, you can appreciate, you can learn, you can get high, get through, get dirty, whichever you choose. I love that we offer different experiences.
Eyes full of tears, fist bumps, hugs and handshakes…. when visitors REALLY connect and value the experience of the amazing place they have just been encompassed by, those moments mean the most to me. I also value the experience of supporting visitors to push their boundaries and leave to live a new version of life as a changed person.
Capricorn Caves is a very unique cave system compared to most other caves… you’ll find out why when you get here. We also celebrate and take care of the natural environment, the beauty and significance of this place that has been existing here for so many millions of years, we are all visitors here.
Just get here!! I have conversations with people who have been driving past on the highway for 40 years, they finally decide to drop in and are always astounded at what they see and a little regretful they left it so long.
If I could choose any superpower, it would be to heal body and mind of Homo sapiens. Flying would be pretty awesome too!
We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know more about the amazing Amber and we can’t wait to bring you more of these interviews to give you an inside look at the passionate team behind the scenes.
As you plan your next adventure, we invite you to remember the faces and stories of the Capricorn Caves team. Behind every awe-inspiring moment, there are these incredible individuals working tirelessly to make it happen.
Whether you’re seeking thrilling escapades or tranquil exploration, you can trust that the Capricorn Caves team will go above and beyond to create a memorable experience just for you.
Thank you for joining us on this journey of discovery, and we hope you’ll stay tuned for more exciting insights and stories from the world of Capricorn Caves. Until then, may your own adventures be filled with wonder, curiosity, and the spirit of exploration!
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
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
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
FREE tour entry for kids 15 & under in February!