Meet the Caves Crew: Drew Chambers

Meet the Caves Crew Staff Spotlight

Welcome to the next instalment of our new blog series, ‘Meet the Caves Crew’, where we have the privilege of interviewing the incredible team members 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 next of our interviews is with Drew Chambers, our illustrious School Camp Coordinator. The ultimate adventure enthusiast, Drew brings an epic blend of wisdom, insatiable curiosity, and a burning desire to create mind-blowing memories, making him the life of the party in the Capricorn Caves crew.

What do you do at Capricorn Caves and how did you end up working here?

I’m the school camp coordinator, I ended up working at the caves after I applied for the job (lol).

What do you love most about working at Capricorn Caves?

The natural beauty that the caves have to offer.

Which is your favourite cave tour and why?

All of the tours are absolutely amazing, along with all of the caves. They all offer something different, whether it’s interpretation of the caves through the eyes of many different guides, or the thrills of squeezing through all the tiny spaces the caves have to offer.

Tell us about a particularly memorable experience you’ve had working at Capricorn Caves.

Apart from learning how to deal with spiders (unsuccessfully), my first time caving, or spelunking was a memorable one.

What do you think sets Capricorn Caves apart from other tourist attractions?

THE TOUR GUIDES! And the caves are kind of special as well, although special is an understatement.

What advice would you give to someone who is visiting Capricorn Caves for the first time?

Depending on your experience, maybe opt for the walking tour if it’s your first time visiting as these are some of the larger caves.

What do you like to do in your free time outside of work?

Basically the same as I would at work, minus the tourists, and plus one spouse. I thoroughly enjoy being out in nature and experiencing all of the beauty it has to offer.

And finally, if you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

This is a tough one but I would say Superman’s abilities. Super strength, speed, and he can fly!

Drew on the left

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know more about the awesome Drew 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!

  • 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