0
0

Gemfest - Festival of Gems

The Gemfields, Central Highlands Area

 10 August 2017 

Join the fun experience of Gemfest 'Festival of Gems', set on the largest sapphire fields in the Southern Hemisphere. One of the few in the world you can fossick for your own family heirloom!

Local, national and international merchants offer gems, jewellery, crystals, minerals, fossils. and a variety of goods.

Marvel at rare and magnificent gems and treasures from private collections that can only be seen at Gemfest.

Celebrate all day and into the night with live entertainment, street theatre and fireworks. Win over AUD25000 in prizes! There's demonstrations, workshops, lectures and a full program of events on site and throughout the four townships of Anakie, Sapphire, Rubyvale and The Willows that are the Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields.

You can try your luck in any of seven shallow Fossicking areas.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
10 August 2017
11 August 2017
12 August 2017
13 August 2017

Entry Costs

Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $10 - $10 Daily entry fee. Multi-Day Passports are also available - $20 for unlimited entry over the four days of Gemfest.
Student $2 - $2

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking

Event Venues


Allen King Memorial Park
Address:
The Gemfields
Queensland, Australia 4702

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Find What's Nearby

Choose a category:
Places to Visit
Displaying 1-10 of 29
Sort by:
Show:

Tregole National Park

Morven, Murweh Area
Free Entry
In semi-arid, south-western Queensland, Tregole National Park straddles the boundary between two of the state’s natural regions, the brigalow belt and the mulga lands. The park protects a small, almost pure stand of ooline Cadellia pentastylis, an attractive dry rainforest tree dating back to the Ice Ages.

Welford National Park

Jundah, Barcoo Area
Free Entry
In Welford National Park, wind-blown sand dunes form a dramatic contrast to white-barked ghost gums, golden-green spinifex and delicate wildflowers. The Barcoo River, with its large permanent waterholes, dissects Mitchell grass plains and arid mulga woodlands.

Idalia National Park

Blackall, Blackall-Tambo Area
Free Entry
Amid the gorges and rocky formations of the Gowan Range tablelands, Idalia National Park protects extensive mulga woodlands, the Bulloo River's headwaters and threatened wildlife. Seven species of macropods, including yellow-footed rock-wallabies and endangered bridled nailtail wallabies live here.

Hell Hole Gorge National Park

Adavale, Quilpie Area
Free Entry
Hell Hole Gorge is part of the Powell plateau which forms part of the Grey Range. The deeply incised Powell Creek with steep, dissected escarpments and vertical cliffs up to 45 metres high drains through the centre of the area along with the smaller Spencers and Gorge Creek.

Mt Slowcombe Lookout

Yaraka, Longreach Area
Free Entry
Mount Slowcombe Lookout is located close to the small town of Yaraka. The panoramic view takes in the nearby Yang Yang ranges and plains and grazing lands of the surrounding country side. Barbecue facilities and a picnic table have been installed.
Free Entry
With a population of less than 250, Morven is thought to be named after a mountain and town of the same name in Scotland. Captain T.J. Saddlier and his wife arrived in the area in the 1860s and camped on a deep waterhole of nearby Hamburg Creek.

Wyandra Beach

Wyandra, Paroo Area
Free Entry
Situated on the western bank of the Warrego River near the town of Wyandra the Wyandra Beach is a sandy enclave perfect for fishing, picnics and bushwalking - Common fish types include Yellowbelly, Murray Cod and Catfish.

Warrego River

Augathella, Murweh Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing moment in Outback Queensland? The Warrego River at Augathella is an idyllic shaded spot with a sheltered picnic and barbecue area. Arguably one of the most attractive spots along the Warrego River, it is here you can soak up the peace, quiet and tranquility.
Free Entry
Imagine....peace, quiet, your day's catch sizzling away over the campfire under a star studded sky - it just doesn't get any better. Just 40 kilometres north of Charleville on the Matilda Highway, the 27 Mile Warrego River fishing spot is a great location for a day, weekend or week long fishing trip.

Charleville Ward River Fishing Spot

Charleville, Murweh Area
Free Entry
Imagine - River Red Gums swaying in the breeze, stoking the fire while your sausages sizzle away, catching that elusive Yellow Belly and laughing with the kookaburras. The weather's great, Charleville is only 20 kilometres away and you've finally been able to pick up that book you put down two months ago.
No Results Message
Displaying 1-10 of 29
Sort by:
Show:

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).