Capricorn Caves is Queensland’s oldest tourist attraction, opening to visitors in the early 1880s. The caves are etched out of limestone formed from deposits made by a coral reef 390 million years ago.

Cathedral Cave is well lit with easy walking pathways. Wheelchair accessible tours are available. Guided tours of the cave highlight the geological and social hstory of the caves. Some other caves provide an opportunity to squeeze through fissures and explore spaces with a headlamp. These tours are only suitable for ages 16+.

There are self-contained cabins onsite, a lodge for large groups, and caravan and camping sites are also available.

The Caves are open every day except for 25 December. Admission fees apply.

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