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Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine

Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area

Miners Heritage is Australia's largest Underground Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour. Go to the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields and take an informative 30 minute guided Mine Tour which is suitable for all ages.

After the Tour browse their underground museum and read about some of the amazing sapphires that have been found over the years. Buy a bucket of "wash" and start fossicking for your own gem, their friendly staff will show you how.

Miners Heritage has an airconditioned showroom with a huge selection of 9 carat, 14 carat and 18 carat gold jewellery on display. They also have pearl, opal and semi-precious gemstone jewellery, loose gems from all over the globe,fossils,minerals and giftware for sale. Miners Heritage has an inhouse Jeweller and they also offer a gem cutting service.

Stay for a couple of hours or stay all day. There is plenty of parking, clean amenities and they have an undercover sitting area with picnic tables. Tour groups can also be catered for. Miners Heritage is located in Rubyvale, approximately 65 kilometres west of Emerald.

Go and explore the world of sapphires at Miners Heritage, your one stop introduction to the Sapphire Fields.

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $17.50 - $20 Minimum of two people required for Underground Mine Tour.
Child $5.00 - $10.00 Must be accompanied with an Adult. Children under 5 are free. 5-12 years AUD5. 13-17 years AUD10.

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Shop

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
97 Heritage Road
97
Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area
Queensland
Australia

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Art Gallery, The

Injune, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
Be ready to be awed by what awaits you on this walk in Carnarvon Gorge National Park, as The Art Gallery contains some of the finest Aboriginal rock art in Australia. Just 5.6 kilometres from the trailhead, at the junction of Kamoloo Creek, a signposted access track leaves the main walking trail upstream of crossing number 10, providing a gentle climb to the escarpment base where the site is located. Boardwalks, interpretive signs and seating facilities provide optimum conditions for visitors to appreciate this diverse range of Aboriginal artwork without endangering it. This extensive gallery contains more than 600 stencils and 1300 engravings. Aboriginal rock art on the sandstone overhangs is a fragile reminder of the Aboriginal people who used the gorge for thousands of years for ceremonies and rituals.

Minerva Hills National Park

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
A relatively small National Park near Springsure in Central Queensland, Minerva Hills is dominated by Mount Boorambool, rising 600 metres above sea level, and the larger cliff fringed Mount Zamia (560 metres), which offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Named after the Minerva Hills Volcanics, these mountains are some of the oldest in a line of volcanoes across the eastern Australian continent - dating back some 20 million years. The rich variety of plants provide habitat for much wildlife. Look for eastern grey kangaroos, wallaroos and several different wallabies throughout the park. Spotlighting at night may reward with a sighting of the elusive sugar-glider or the larger greater-glider. The park is also home to the locally rare fawn-footed melomies and the little known pebble-mound mouse. Fred Gorge picnic area has wood barbecues, toilets, limited drinking water and shelter sheds. Picnic tables are provided at the Springsure and Eclipse lookouts. Camping is not permitted.

Virgin Rock

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Virgin Rock, which is situated four kilometres from Springsure is on the eastern side of Mount Zamia and has a naturally formed likeness to the Virgin Mary and Child. The spectacular cliffs are floodlit at night and can be viewed from the Lions Park. The formation is amazing and a must see when travelling to Carnarvon Gorge.

Looking Glass, The

Injune, Maranoa Area
Free Entry
The Looking Glass walking track leads walkers through the colourful woodlands of the Maranoa River in the Mount Moffatt section of Carnarvon National Park, where pink trunks of smooth-barked apple trees rise above a carpet of wildflowers. Wind has eroded a cave right through an isolated pillar of Precipice Sandstone standing by the Maranoa River. This spectacular ancient sandstone formation has been appropriately labelled “The Looking Glass”.

Spyglass Peak

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Spring-fed Nogoa River and Louisa Creek wind through a picturesque broad valley beneath craggy sandstone outcrops in the Salvator Rosa section of Carnarvon National Park. At the western edge of Central Queensland's sandstone belt, Salvator Rosa contains deeply eroded and spectacular rock formations, such as Spyglass Peak and the Sentinel, which dominate the skyline. See the vivid orange-barked yellow-jacket trees as you walk 500 metres to the base of Spyglass Peak. Along the path you pass through a remarkable sandstone wall that looks like the ramparts of an ancient fort. On a fine day as you stand and admire this impressive landmark, you can see blue sky through the spyglass-shaped rock formation, which is well worth a photograph.

Fairbairn Dam, Lake Maraboon

Emerald, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
If you love fishing, you're going to love this holiday destination. Lake Maraboon is stocked with eight different kinds of fish including barramundi, making it a popular spot for anglers. You'll also find a healthy population of red claw crayfish in the area. Apart from fishing, there are other things to keep you and the kids occupied like swimming, walking and waterskiing. There are several picnic tables and electric/wood barbecues in the area.

Ka Ka Mundi, Carnarvon National Park

Springsure, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
Ka Ka Mundi, Carnarvon National Park, has more than 30 kilometres of sandstone escarpments and plateaus, dry rainforest surrounding clear springs and brigalow scrubs on clay soil. Aboriginal people have close ties to the area. Ka Ka Mundi suits wilderness seekers. Self-sufficient visitors can bush-camp near Bunbuncundoo Springs, however there are no visitor facilities. Experienced walkers with compass and map will enjoy exploring. The park is best to visit in cooler months, though mornings can be frosty.

Tambos Wilderness Way

Tambo, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
Tambo's Wilderness Way is a self-drive tour through an area of rugged beauty, known as the ‘Roof of Queensland’. The tour traverses a landscape of deep gorges and vast cliff lines. Enjoy vistas of tangled ranges where the wind and rain have created massive sandstone formations which contrast starkly with the grey-green bush. The area provides habitat for some unique flora. Camp or go bushwalking in Salvator Rosa National Park. Tambo's Wilderness Way is 320 kilometres and would take one to two days to complete. The road is accessible by conventional vehicles, however, a four wheel drive is recommended. The road may become impassable in the wet.

Carnarvon Gorge, Carnarvon National Park

Rolleston, Central Highlands Area
Free Entry
An oasis of birdlife, unique plant species and freshwater creeks, the Carnarvon Gorge is a sparkling gem amongst the dusty heart of Central Queensland. Is it any wonder it's the region's most popular attraction? Climb over boulders, marvel at the colours of sandstone cliffs, walk through quiet eucalypt and cabbage palm forests. There are several trails of various difficulties to help you explore this special place which is home to over 170 bird species. Check out the view from Boolimba Bluff, discover swamp wallabies in Mickey Creek Gorge, then let yourself be taken back in time as you soak up the Aboriginal engravings, ochre stencils and freehand paintings adorning the sandstone walls on Art Gallery walk. There are plenty of places to picnic. During the Queensland school holidays you are allowed to camp in the official visitor area at the gorge but bookings are essential. At other times of the year you can find accommodation and camping facilities five minutes from the gorge.
Free Entry
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