Stay Awhile…

Experiment With Colour

The colour range of locally produces sapphires is astounding and opens up some amazing possibilities for colourful combinations… see them for yourself and then get creative!

Coolamon Sapphires

Do a Bucket or Three...

There are plenty of fossicking parks where you can buy a bucket of “wash” and find your own gemstones

Pat's Gems Fossicking Park

Wine & Dine in a Country Pub

Enjoy fine food, drink and hospitality at one of the Gemfields friendly pubs

New Royal Hotel Rubyvale

Visit a Gem Gallery

Vist the award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery to see one of the most spectacular collections of rare and valuable precious Australian sapphires, and the gemcutting and jewellery making process.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery...

Go down a Mine

Marvel at the treasures beneath your feet and the history of the Gemfields with a Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour

visit Miners Heritage

Visit a Sapphire Dealer

You’ll find creators of the most exquisite Australian Sapphire jewellery throughout the Gemfields…

M & M Sapphires

View the Heavens...

The ‘Gems by Day, Jewels by Night’ Observatory is a fascinating tour into the wonders of the night sky above the Sapphire Gemfields. While the sapphires take up your day activities, the outback sky provides diamond nights.

Visit Rubyvale Observatory

Self-Drive Sapphire Tours

Do a self-drive day trip with an experienced sapphire miner and learn how to find your own sapphires!

Fascination Gems Self Drive Sapphire Tour

Weekend Markets

Enjoy the weekend markets where local merchants sell their wares, and a sausage sizzle or egg & bacon burger for breakfast. Saturdays – Rubyvale, Sundays – Sapphire Showground 7am-12noon.

Places to Stay

Check out the accommodation options in and around the Gemfields. Book early!

Show Me!

For more information about Gemfest and how you can get involved...

Funding Partners
Central Highlands Regional Council Tourism and Events Queensland It's Live! in Queensland

Major Corporate Sponsors
Imparja TV  Emerald Coaches  Total ATM  Rio Tinto  4HI AM

and also proudly supported by...
Capricorn Holidays WIN TV GemVal - Gemstones and Jewellery Valuations SkyrocketCafe web design Central Highlands Development Corporation