Queensland Holidays - The Official Tourism Site for Queensland




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.

... more

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.

... less

Property Details


  • Camping
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving
  • Walking

Map Legend / Show on Map

Accommodation Map Marker
Attraction Map Marker
Tour Map Marker
Restaurant Map Marker
Events Map Marker
Hire Map Marker
Transport Map Marker
Places To Visit Map Marker
Visitor Info Centres/ Airports Map Marker

These icons indicate multiple items in the same area. Click icon to zoom in for more detail.
up to 10 items
10 - 100 items
100 + items

Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Emerald Weather Today - Sunny
12 °C 6:20am EST 5:56pm EST

7 Day Forecast

31 Aug
1 Sep
2 Sep
3 Sep
4 Sep
5 Sep
6 Sep
Forecast Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Emerald Weather Forecast - Sunny
Minimum 9°C 9°C 10°C 10°C 8°C 8°C 9°C
Maximum 27°C 28°C 30°C 27°C 25°C 26°C 27°C

Weather last updated at 2:18am Sunday, 31 August 2014.

Rubyvale - Print Brochure
Map of Rubyvale

International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region:
International Visitors - Choose your Country/Region China France Deutschland Hong Kong India Italia Japan Korea Malaysia Middle East New Zealand Singapore Taiwan United Kingdom United States

Bookmark and Share     © 2014 Tourism and Events Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland | Queensland Government