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
Child $5.00 - $10.00 Must be accompanied with an Adult. Children under five are free. Ages 5 to 12 years AUD5. Ages 13 to 17 years AUD10.
Indicative Prices $17.50 - $20.00 Minimum of two people required for Underground Mine Tour.

Opening Hours

Season/DateDayOpening Hours
1 April 2017 - 30 September 2017Daily9am - 5pm
1 October 2017 - 31 March 2018Daily9am - 3pm
25 December 2017Closed
26 December 2017Closed
1 January 2018Closed
25 April 2018Closed

Other Information

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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