The Caves


The Caves, 25 minutes on the Bruce Highway travelling north of Rockhampton, sounds a rather fascinating place to visit and it is! This is the home of the Capricorn Caves. They are above ground and with wheelchair access, they are popular with all. There is something about an above ground cave, as it can dilute that fear associated with claustrophobia.

There are daily guided tours of these caves which were first discovered in 1882. Mid-December to mid-January, during the Summer Solstice, there is an extra special treat, with the sun’s rays penetrating deep into the caves. There is a good old character-type pub on hand, along with cabin and camping facilities.

Quick Facts

The Caves is a small Queensland Rural Location within the local government area of Livingstone, it is located approximately 542kms from the capital Brisbane covering an area of 45.121 square kilometres. The Caves has a recorded population of 718 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone Australia/Brisbane.

If you are planning a visit to The Caves we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know The Caves and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.