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Big Science Adventure | Saturday August 19th, 2023

Saturday 19 August

9am - 2pm

In celebration of National Science Week, get ready to embark on a thrilling journey into the realms of science and exploration at the highly anticipated Big Science Adventure. Set to take place over two action-packed days at the Capricorn Caves, prepare to be amazed by an array of captivating activities and experiences that will ignite your curiosity and leave you in awe. The Big Science Adventure at Capricorn Caves will have something for everyone!

Highlights of Saturday will include:

Megafauna Unearthed (FREE)

Unearth the mysteries of the past as you delve into the fascinating world of paleontology with real-life palaeontologists, Dr Scott Hocknull and Ms Rochelle Lawrence. Participate in fossil digs and discover ancient remnants that provide invaluable insights into the history of life on Earth. 9:15am 10:15am 11:15am 12:15pm 1:15pm | All ages | BOOK NOW (FREE)

Cathedral Cave Tours

Showcasing our largest and most spectacular caves, this walk leaves you with lasting memories of ancient geological history, early explorers, the wonders of wildlife, and special cave acoustics.  Every 30 mins from 9am | 45 mins | All ages | BOOK NOW

Capricorn Explorer Cave Tours

Follow your expert guide off the beaten track and explore some of our best kept hidden secrets. Visit spectacular locations like the highly decorated Deep Vault Cave and The Flowerpot. With helmets and headlights to guide you, there is a chance you may get a little bit dirty!  9:30am 11:30am 1pm | 90 mins | Ages 5+ | BOOK NOW

Capricorn Family Adventure Cave Tours

Take your children on an exciting adventure and journey into the unknown as you explore the cave by the light of your headlamp. Be prepared to crawl, squeeze and climb on this memorable family adventure! 9am 10:30am 1pm | 120 mins | Ages 5+ | BOOK NOW

Climbing Wall Sessions

Challenge yourself and test your physical limits on our 8m climbing wall. With experienced instructors on hand to guide you, conquer your fears and experience the thrill of scaling new heights. 9:45am 10:45am 11:45am 12:45pm | Ages 5+ | BOOK NOW

Abseiling Sessions

Our abseiling sites give you the chance to descend down a natural rock face into the cave environments below. Attempt our easy and hard descents. No previous experience required. 10:15am 11:15am 12:15pm 1:15pm | 90 mins | Ages 10+ | BOOK NOW

In addition to the exciting activities above, there will also be outdoor movies, face painting, delicious wood fired pizza, and our cafe, bar and kiosk will be open too.

The Big Science Adventure at Capricorn Caves aims to foster a love for science and exploration in an immersive and entertaining environment. Whether you’re a science enthusiast, an adventure seeker, or a family looking for an unforgettable weekend experience, this event is not to be missed.

Bookings are essential!

  • 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