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It’s been 12 months since I’ve posted in the “Backpacking Queensland” series, alot of things have happened in that time and this series what put on the backburner, but better late than never, this post highlights the secret hideaway in Central Queensland known as The Caves.
For the budding adventurer and historian alike, this region of central Queensland has much history to explore. Just a stones throw ( a little way for those that aren’t up with Aussie slang) from the Bruce Highway (see our other post on this brilliant stretch of highway here) is Capricorn Caves. Look out for the signs for Capricorn Caves some 30kms North of Rockhampton and you won’t be disappointed. Nestled among the mountains these limestone caves began to form over 390 million years ago and are now adored by travellers from the world over.
The caves can be explored on guided tours, at both a beginner level or the adventurer can take a tour through the smallest of crevices into the depths of the caves. A gift shop and function centre for weddings and functions is another added bonus to the magic the Capricorn Caves has to offer.
A camping ground is situated in the vicinity of Capricorn Caves allowing overnight stays or enjoy the comforts of a self contained cabin, at competitive prices. There’s nothing like waking to the beautiful flora and fauna on the Capricorn Coast.
The Capricorn Caves is situated 30kms North of Rockhampton:
- By Road on the Bruce Highway from Cairns or Brisbane via Rockhampton
- By Air to Rockhampton
- By Bus to Rockhampton on Greyhound or Premier Motor Service
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Up Next, Watch the Turtles Hatch at Mon Repos, Bundaberg.
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