Miners Heritage is Australia's largest Underground Walk-In Sapphire Mine. Go to the Central Queensland Sapphire Fields and take an informative 30 minute guided Mine Tour which is suitable for all ages.
After the Tour browse their underground museum and read about some of the amazing sapphires that have been found over the years. Buy a bucket of ""wash"" and start fossicking for your own gem, their friendly staff will show you how.... more
Miners Heritage has an airconditioned showroom with a huge selection of nine carat, 14 carat and 18 carat gold jewellery on display. They also have pearl, opal and semi-precious gemstone jewellery and giftware for sale. Miners Heritage has an inhouse Jeweller and they also offer a gem cutting service.
Stay for a couple of hours or stay all day. There is plenty of parking, clean amenities and they have an undercover sitting area with picnic tables. Tour groups can also be catered for. Miners Heritage is located in Rubyvale, approximately 65 kilometres west of Emerald.
Go and explore the world of sapphires at Miners Heritage, your one stop introduction to the Sapphire Fields.... less
Children catered for.
Disabled facilities are available. There is disabled access to the airconditioned showroom, sapphire fossicking (the buckets are already dug), a disabled toilet and a ramp to the picnic area.
Yes. Pets are allowed in the Fossicking Park.
Child Guest Information
Children are able to participate in the mine tour as well as do fossicking.
Visitors need to be able to desend 48 steps in the tunnels and then return up the same 48 steps.
How To Get There
Follow the Capricorn Highway west from Emerald, turn right at the Anakie Crossroads (approximately 44 kilometres). Continue on the Sapphire-Rubyvale Road through the Sapphire Village until you come to the Rubyvale Crossroads. Turn right onto the Rubyvale-Capella Road. The third road on your left is Heritage Road. Follow this to the end and you will reach their front gates. Please drive in - there is lots of parking space, room for buses, caravans and camper trailers. From the Capricorn Highway to Miners Heritage is approximately 17.7 kilometres, just follow the signs.
Tour times from October to March are at 9.15 a.m., 10.15 a.m., 11.15 a.m., 1.15 p.m. and 2.15 p.m.
Tour times from April to September are at 9.15 a.m., 10.15 a.m., 11.15 a.m., 12.15 p.m., 1.15 p.m., 2.15 p.m. and 3.15 p.m.
|Adult||$20.00||01 Mar - 31 Mar|
|$5.00||01 Mar - 31 Mar|
|$10.00||01 Mar - 31 Mar|
|Concession||$17.50||01 Mar - 31 Mar|
|Group||$15.00||01 Mar - 31 Mar||Groups of 10 or more.|
* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.