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Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine

Map of Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
97 Heritage Road
Queensland 4702 Australia

Miners Heritage Walk-In Mine
Rubyvale, Central Highlands Area

07 4985 4444


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

Open Times

Opening times are from 0900 to 1700, seven days a week, from April to September
and from 0900 to 1500, seven days a week, from October to March. Please contact the operator for opening times on public holidays.
Public Holidays: Closed for 2 weeks in February. Check on times via web / facebook or phone.

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.

Child Guest Information

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

General Comments

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.

Open Times

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

* 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.