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Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

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Miners Heritage is Australia's largest Underground Walk-In Sapphire Mine Tour. 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.

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Miners Heritage has an airconditioned showroom with a huge selection of 9 carat, 14 carat and 18 carat gold jewellery on display. They also have pearl, opal and semi-precious gemstone jewellery, loose gems from all over the globe,fossils,minerals 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.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Car park
    Car park
  • First Aid Equipment
    First Aid Equipment
  • Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre


  • Fossicking
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Other Information

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.

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pets are allowed in the Fossicking Park.

Children are able to participate in the mine tour as well as do fossicking.

Further Details:
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.

Opening Hours:
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.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$20.00   26 May 14 - 30 Jun 15   Minimum of 2 people required for Underground Mine Tour
(Aged 5-12)
$5.00   26 May 14 - 30 Jun 15    
(Aged 13-17)
$10.00   26 May 14 - 30 Jun 15    
Concession$17.50   26 May 14 - 30 Jun 15   Seniors only
Group$15.00   26 May 14 - 30 Jun 15   Groups of 10 or more Adults.

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97 Heritage Road
Queensland 4702 Australia

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