Cammoo Cave


Useful Information

Location: Bruce Highway, 3km from Caves Township, Rockhampton, 4700
Open: All year daily 8:30-16:30
Fee: Adults A$7, Children A$3, Groups A$3.
Classification:  Karst cave, Devonian riffs
Light: electric
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Guided tours: selfguided, D=45min. guided tours and night tours after prior arrangement.
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Address: Cammoo Caves, Cammoo Caves Road, The Caves, Qld, 4702, Tel: +61-7-4934-2774. John & Evie Trenneman, Proprietors.
Capricorn Tourism & Development Organisation Inc., PO Box 1313, Rockhampton, Qld, 4700, +61-7-4927-2055, Fax: +61-7-4922-2605, E-mail: contact
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History

 
1966opened to the public.
1999Cammoo Caves was added to the Mt Etna Caves National Park.

Description

The name of Camoo Caves is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning "water". The caves was a place were always water was.

The limestone of Camoo Caves is a 380 million years old fossilized coral reef which is proved by numerous fossil specimens.

The cave has bat inhabitants, among them the rare ghost bat, Australia's largest carnivorous bat. This was one of the reasons, why the cave was added to the Mt Etna Caves National Park in 1999. The caves were acquired with funds from the Queensland Government, Pacific Lime, the Central Queensland Speleological Society and the Federal Government.


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