Getting Around…

Courtesy Bus

EMC_123_300During Gemfest you can use our FREE Emerald Coaches COURTESY BUS that calls into our major sponsors throughout the Gemfields and will take you to the Gemfest site at Anakie.

FROM Rubyvale TO Anakie (Gemfest site):

  • 9.00am to 5.00pm, on the hour (9.00am, 10.00am etc)

FROM the Gemfest site TO Rubyvale:

  • 9.30am to 5.30pm, on the half-hour (9.30am, 10.30am etc)

The Gemfest Courtesy Coach makes the following stops:

  • Miners Heritage Walk-in Mine (Rubyvale)
  • Rubyvale Square
  • Pat’s Gems (Sapphire)
  • MPC Multi-Purpose Centre (Sapphire) – services RSL & Sapphire Caravan Park
  • Blue Gem Caravan Park (Sapphire) — services Sapphire free camps near pool


At other times of the year courtesy buses are operated in the evenings for the benefit of their patrons by:

  • New Royal Hotel at Rubyvale (07) 4985 4754
  • RSL at Sapphire (07) 4985 4588
  • The Anakie Gemfields Hotel (07) 4985 4100

Please contact those establishments directly to enquire about their service.



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