These spectacular caves located north of Rockhampton Queensland are a unique system of above-ground caves in a limestone ridge.
Tours range from easy walking, wheelchair accessible caves to wild caving adventure tours. Spend the night, a variety of accommodation is located onsite.
The Cathedral Cave Tour begins in a magnificent cave entrance where fig tree roots cling to the limestone walls, shy rock wallabies hide in crevices and the cool cave air emerges from the darkness below.
The guide leads through smaller caves decorated with ancient stalactites and flowstones, past rare ferns into large chambers revealing images on the rock scapes that the early explorers used as navigation markers. After rainfall thousands of little bats cluster on the cave ceilings to leave at dusk to feed on insects.
The natural acoustics of the Cathedral Cave make it a popular venue for weddings and Underground Opera. As visitors listen in awe to the music, the lights are dimmed and cave darkness takes on a new meaning. The guide lights a candle and recounts tales of the first cave explorer John Olsen. A fun option to end the tour is negotiating the narrow Zig Zag passage and emerge into daylight on the swinging bridge in the dry rain forest.
Cabins, Lodge and Caravan park accommodation is available
Located 23klms north of Rockhampton off Highway 1
Turn right off the highway into the Caves Township
Turn right after the Caves Country Pub
Turn Right into Olsen Caves Road
Capricorn Caves are 3kms east of Highway 1.
30 Olsen Caves Road
The Caves, Queensland 4702
Ph: +61 7 4934 2883
Fax: +61 7 4934 2936