Awards fill up treasure of Caves

ALLURE, mystery and great fun are just a few ways the Capricorn Caves have been described.

But now the tourist attraction can be proud of more awards added to its list of accolades.

During the Queensland Tourism Awards held in Brisbane yesterday the Capricorn Caves picked up two awards, winning the Adventure tourism and Best Marketing categories.

"It's a great result for the Carpricorn region in general and highlights the growing tourist attraction in the area,'' Tourism Minister Margaret Keech said.

"Adventure tourism is an increasingly competitive segment within the tourism sector and Capricorn Caves was a deserving winner.''

In fact, Capricorn Caves beat out four other entrants from tourist hotspots such as Townsville and the Whitsundays.

Some popular Capricorn Caves features that may have stolen the show include attractions such as the just-completed suspension bridge.

The Cathedral is a specially designed chapel in the heart of the cave system and the adventure course includes a climbing wall and rope obstacle.

The award night was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.



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