Quilpie Opal Fossicking

Quilpie, Quilpie Area

Allow the Quilpie Shire to introduce you to a radiant beauty - the exquisite boulder opal.

Try your luck at finding your own piece of opal, the Quilpie Shire Council fossicking area, two kilometres west of Quilpie, provides a real opportunity for all ages to have a go at uncovering this pretty gemstone. Fossick for free and no permit required.

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  • Car park

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