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Rubyvale
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Description

Rubyvale is set right amidst the Sapphire Gemfields and offers comfortable accommodation within a hotel or cabin as well as holiday units and a van park. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the gem and jewellery shops, and refresh at one of the cafes.

The Rubyvale Hotel is pure Gemfields architecture, made of 'billy boulders' and ironbark logs.

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Step into another world on a walk-in mine tour where the underground temperature sits at a cool 24 to 27 degrees Celsius. Tours take visitors through the network of tunnels, providing insight into the process of underground sapphire mining. Marvel at the tiny tunnels, called 'tummy tunnels' used by the pioneer miners.

There are four fossicking areas close by, plus six fossicking parks. Fossicking parks allow people of all ages and fitness to join the fun of finding a sapphire. With the digging work already done, visitors can buy a bucket of wash and start searching straight away. Friendly staff are on hand to provide advice and guidance on how to sieve and sort for sapphires - if you're unsuccessful finding your own gem, the local gem galleries offer sapphire jewellery for sale. Rubyvale also has a local pub for meals and drinks and a local service station.

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  • Camping
    Camping
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking
    Walking

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