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Sapphire

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.

Activites and Experiences at Sapphire

  • Accommodation
  • Takeaway Food
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Rural/Country
  • Educational
  • Industry/Mining, Agriculture
  • Off road
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • Capricorn Tourism

Nearest Airport: Emerald

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