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Sapphire, QLD

With a name like that you can only guess what can be found – Sapphires. There is a sense of fun and adventure in Sapphire, fossick for your own sapphires and absorb the history of this fascinating area. Mined since the late 1800’s the moon-like landscape is as much a part of the lifeblood of Sapphire is the rich treasures in the earth.


Sit back in air-conditioned comfort and enjoy a guided tour of the sapphire Gemfields. Digging tours provide the opportunity to fossick for your own sapphire. Half and full day tours are available.

The Big Ring, Big Spanner and Big Pick and Shovel can all be found in and around Sapphire.

Sapphire, originally called Sapphiretown, has developed into a commercial hub offering a variety of facilities and services including a medical centre, multi-purpose centre, mining equipment sales and tyre service. Visit the Piano Tuners Grave at Retreat Creek.

Nearest Airport: Emerald


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  • Rural/Country

Popular Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Adventure

About Sapphire

Explore The Outback

Australia has a vast remote interior, much of it largely untouched. By night, the outback is deathly quiet, with the only light provided by the stars and the moon - a perfect oportunity for stargazing. Explore the isolated heart of the country, meet and connect with Aboriginal people and experience one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Go ‘walk-about’ and immerse yourself with Australia’s endless outback horizons.

Outback Experiences

Luxe Accommodation

Enjoy a distinctly Australian luxury experience, such as the unforgettable reefs, islands, beaches and coast; rugged mountain ranges, rainforests and vast national parks; and the many vibrant food and wine regions. Take a once in a lifetime adventure and discover the sheer indulgence of experiencing the wonders of Australia in style and stay in total luxury.

Australia has wide variety of accommodation options to suit most budgets and travelling preferences. Choose from luxury lodges, boutique hotels, serviced apartments, motels, bed and breakfasts, caravan parks as well as youth and backpacker hostels.


Glasshouse Mountains

The Glasshouse Mountains in the hinterland of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are actually the cores of 20 million year old volcanoes. The sides of the volcanoes have eroded away leaving only the hardened rock spiremountain cores we see today. Learn more about this awe-inspiring landscape.

Glasshouse Mountains