Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park

Wycarbah, Rockhampton Area

Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, 36 kilometres west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway is an internationally known destination for thunderegg fossicking. Thundereggs or 'volcanic birthstones' are crystalline formations that occur when gas bubbles in molten lava solidify on cooling. Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park is also a well-known destination for the purchase of semi-precious Australian gemstone products, cut and polished in the Mount Hay factory. Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park is also the home of 'Aradon Fine Pewter', where a large range of Australiana gift lines and souvenirs are produced and marketed nationally. Visitors to the park have a choice of browsing the gift shop, going fossicking (tools and assistance provided), or taking a guided tour of the fossicking area and the gemstone cutting and pewter casting factories. Admission to the park is free (includes picnic area and barbecues), and there are camping and caravan sites as well as a kiosk. Fees apply to fossicking and tours and enclosed footwear is required.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $25.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Fossicking only. Includes two stones cut free.
Adult $35.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Guided tour. Fossicking and factory tour including cut stones.
Child $15.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Fossicking only. Includes two stones cut free. Children under 5 years AUD5.00.
Child $20.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Guided Tour. Fossicking and factory tour with cut stones included.
Family $72.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Fossicking only. Two adults and two children. Two stones cut free each person. Children under 5 years AUD5.00.
Family $99.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 Guided tour. Fossicking and factory tour. Extra children AUD10.00 each.
Group $25.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 School group AUD12.50 each. Full tour including cut stones. Minimum numbers apply.
Student $25.00 30 April 2014 – 30 June 2016 10 per cent discount on presentation of identification.

Open Times

Note: Open everyday, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day, 0830 to 1630.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Walking Tracks

Other Information


Access is available to all buildings, including toilets for guests with a disability. Wheelchair/vehicle access to fossicking area, staff available to assist.


Children are welcome. All activities available to children, safe footwear and sun protection required. Lightweight tools are available for fossicking.
3665 Capricorn Highway
Wycarbah, Rockhampton Area

Find What's Nearby

Choose a category:
Min: Max:
Displaying 1-10 of 20
Sort by:

Discovery Holiday Parks Rockhampton

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$35.00 - 220.00
Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton is a quality property situated in North Rockhampton and covers an area of 10 acres with beautifully landscaped gardens. They offer a large variety of self-contained cabins and villas to suit every budget and need from individuals, families to larger sporting groups. Discovery Holiday Parks, Rockhampton, is the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, the family holiday or large sporting group and corporate functions. The resort is perfectly located for all shopping needs with Rockhampton's largest shopping centre and Homemakers centre both within walking distance. The property offers to guests two swimming pools, Kangaroo Jumper cushion, half size court tennis and playground. Whether you want to make the most of every minute or simply while away the hours, Discovery Holiday Park, Rockhampton is full of unexpected surprises.

Southside Holiday Village

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$135.00 - 200.00
The Southside Holiday Village has a large variety of accommodation types to suit couples, families, groups and corporate travellers. The village is a caravan park set amidst 10 acres of landscaped grounds lush with palms, tropical gardens and surrounded by lagoons. Offering air-conditioned villas with a private balcony and free car parking. All accommodation contains a kitchen, television (some units also have DVD players) and Foxtel. The Southside Holiday Village grounds boast a swimming pool, tennis court, barbecues, playground, guest laundry facilities and a well stocked mini shop for everyday supplies.

On Kariboe

Thangool, Banana Area
From AU$130.00 - 220.00
Because you deserve it. On Kariboe is situated 11 kilometres south of Biloela in Central Queensland; and one kilometre from Biloela/Thangool Airport. Three stand alone fully self contained cabins set in a quiet rural setting; but with all the comforts of quality accommodation and recreation. Be as active as or sedate as you please; either walking, bike riding or lazing beside the beautiful pool. Are you there for business or consultancy reasons (short term or longer); soon to be employed, or soon to employ someone in Biloela or surrounds; seeking pleasure or special occasion; tired of 'eat out' food and want a home like environment; or wanting privacy and a quiet environment? On Kariboe provides a boutique style accommodation whereby personalised hosting is their specialty. Now also Bed and Breakfast accommodation. Just ask your host for more details.

Riverside Tourist Park

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$28.00 - 120.00
Riverside Tourist Park is set on five acres right on the Fitzroy River, with only a short walk into the heart of the city and the bowls club next door. They offer a variety of accommodation levels which include self contained cabins, onsite vans and powered and unpowered sites. There is also a recreation and outdoor barbecue area.

Empire Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Deals
From AU$195.00 - 195.00
Empire Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton's newest and largest Apartment Hotel taking pride of place on the finest riverfront site in Central Queensland. Empire's 120 sophisticated guest rooms offer breathtaking panoramic views straight from the heart of the CBD Riverfront Precinct. Spaciously designed Studio Hotel Rooms, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments deliver superior comfort and impressive furnishings coupled with luxury amenities and state-of-the-art technology. Empire features Rockhampton's most desired meeting spaces for corporate events or banquets. Only steps to boutique shops, art gallery, theatre and restaurants. Come and Experience the Empire!

Discovery Holiday Parks - Biloela

Biloela, Banana Area
From AU$80.00 - 110.00
From your base at Discovery Holiday Parks - Biloela you'll experience rural Australia at its best and soak up some pure, natural beauty. Whether you are passing through or staying a while, Discovery Holiday Parks at Biloela is your best choice for comfort, quality and 'home away from home'. Biloela, the main town in Banana Shire, is in Central Queensland's Callide Valley. Providing services to nearby Callide Coal Mines and Power Stations, Biloela is under two hours from Gladstone and Rockhampton and a three and a half hour drive from Emerald. Discovery Holiday Parks - Biloela, a pet-friendly park, is nestled amongst plentiful crop fields with plenty to see and do nearby. Accommodation options means there's something for everyone, from camp and powered en-suite caravan sites, to self-contained cabins and rooms for corporate clients. For something a little more luxurious, choose a new three star superior cabin, with queen and sofa bed, kitchenette, television and en-suite bathroom.

Quest Rockhampton

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Deals
From AU$179.00 - 529.00
Quest Rockhampton is conveniently situated on the banks of the Fitzroy River along Victoria Parade in the Rockhampton Central Business District within walking distance to dining, shopping, entertainment and sporting precincts. Quest Rockhampton is the newest purpose built accommodation provider comprising a mixture of modern and stylish studio, one and two bedroom serviced apartments with onsite reception, conference facilities and gymnasium. The apartments offer a superior alternative to your traditional hotel room incorporating state of the art kitchen, laundry facilities, separate living/dining area plus broadband internet access and balconies in most apartments. Catering for overnight, short and long term accommodation requirements, guests at Quest Rockhampton will experience consistent and friendly service Quest is renowned for across Australasia. Quest Rockhampton is the perfect choice for the business or leisure traveller when visiting Rockhampton.

Winter Sun Motel

North Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$100.00 - 135.00
The Winter Sun Motel is conveniently positioned in North Rockhampton on the Bruce Highway (immediately adjacent to Bunnings). It is close to CQ University and also the Crematorium. The Winter Sun's rooms are clean and quiet. They feature comfortable queen sized beds and either a couch or single bed. To make you feel even more at home, all motel rooms come with the following as standard: free cable television, free Wi-Fi internet access (limits apply), air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, toaster, microwave, large fridge. Guests are welcome to use the laundry and barbecue area. The Winter Sun is within walking distance to the Glenmore Shopping Centres. Enjoy a lovely meal at the Tavern, just a stone's throw from the Motel and very popular with guests. Alternatively, McDonalds, Subway, Red Rooster (and many more delicious options) are an easy walk from the motel. Each room is allocated an undercover park. Side street access is available (along Weaver Street). Off street parking is also available for light trucks if required. All rooms are strictly non-smoking. Conveniently located. The best value on the north side of Rockhampton!

Edge Apartment Hotel

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Deals
From AU$195.00 - 360.00
The Edge Apartment Hotel is Rockhampton's finest executive apartment hotel conveniently situated on the city's riverfront precinct offering unrivalled panoramic views of the Fitzroy River, hinterland and city Central Business District. Set in a contemporary ambience, their Rockhampton accommodation is innovatively designed and equipped with modern conveniences. Enjoy their stylish Hotel Rooms or spectacular panorama from the Serviced One, Two or Three Bedroom Apartments and personalised 24-hour guest service. Located only minutes from the Rockhampton Airport and steps from fine dining, bars, shopping and theatre - The Edge Apartment Hotel is a premier choice for business or pleasure in the Central Queensland region.

Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$149.00 - 169.00
Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton is situated in the heart of the Rockhampton Central Business District. The hotel is heritage listed and conveniently located only a few minutes' drive to the Rockhampton airport, railway station and within walking distance to elegant shops, restaurants and the serene waterfront. Often referred to the 'Beef Capital of Australia', Rockhampton is the perfect base to explore the stunning Great Barrier Reef and Keppel Island. At the Quality Hotel Regent Rockhampton you have a choice of beautiful heritage or contemporary style rooms which feature separate mini bar, seating area, work desk, free wi-fi, free 22 channel Foxtel on 40 inch smart television and an electronic safe. The hotel has its own Cafe Alfresco dining, cocktail lounge, function rooms, swimming pool and on-site car park.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 20
Sort by:

Explore the Region

Note: Information on listed products and services are provided by the operator and were correct at the time of publishing. Rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available prices of products and services. Please visit the operator’s website for further information. All prices quoted are in Australian dollars (AUD).