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The Caves, Australia

Capricorn Caves

A wonder of natural limestone formations etched by millions of years of natural interaction between rainfall and rock and air. 

Capricorn Caves, off the Capricornia Coast in Central Queensland, are one of the largest privately owned cave systems in Australia.

Cave decorations, called speleotherms, developed over time, and these became viewable straws, cave coral, columns, flowstones, shawls and stalactites and stalagmites. Capricorn Caves are a premier nature-based attraction in central Queensland in the region around the city of Rockhampton, and its popular main subterranean complex leading to Cathedral Cave is wheelchair-accessible.

The caves are amazing and tours range in length from a few hours to a few days. You can also get married in the beautiful Cathedral cave.

Know Before You Go

Capricorn Caves is at 30 Olsen Caves Rd, The Caves, Queensland, and may be reached from Rockhampton heading north on the Bruce Highway, taking the turnoff to The Caves on Barmoya Rd and then on to Olsen Caves Rd. The roughly 29-kilometre route should equate to about a half hour's drive from Rockhampton.