Don't rely on your weekly lotto ticket to get-rich-quick. Head out west, grab a fossicking pan and strike it rich with a gold or gemstone find. And since you’ve got your hiking boots packed, head north to the towering Capricorn Caves and test your nerve with adrenalin pumping experiences.
- Venture underground and experience for yourself how sapphire mining is done by locals – take a walk-in mine tour at Rubyvale, or book a self-drive fossicking tour at The Willows Gemfields and uncover some of the world’s most famous and unusual coloured sapphire’s.
- If you don’t fancy getting your hands dirty, Rubyvale is also where you can buy a bucket of ‘wash’ – learn to sieve it and recognise sapphires in the rough! If you don’t find your own gem, the local gem galleries and shops offer unique sapphire jewellery for sale.
- If gold is more your style, check out the glittering gold at Mount Morgan through a guided tour and uncover one of the oldest mines in Australia.
- Explore the incredible above ground limestone caves formed from an ancient coral reef over 400 million years ago. The Capricorn Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in Queensland!