Mount Surprise Gems is Far North Queensland's only fossicking information hub. Take a tour to our mining claim. Or go it alone and hire or buy your own equipment. There is plenty of information available covering the six gem and gold fossicking areas and the possibility of finding topaz, aquamarine, quartz, peridot, moonstone, agate, fluorite and gold is enormous.... more
At the shop see how gems are cut and set. Have some fun with the 'stake a claim' pits or try your luck with a bucket of wash. They'll show you what to do. There's plenty for all the family to do.
The licensed cafe is set amongst native gardens with giant games, and murals depicting the strong mining history of the region. Coffee is served from breakfast through to dinner with home made meals and treats always available. Plenty of jewellery, gifts and souvenirs are for sale.... less
Children are welcome.
Facilities are available for guests with a disability.
Yes. Pets are allowed, however they must remain on a leash.
How To Get There
Travel the Savannah Way (Gregory Development Road) from Cairns in a south-west direction for approximately 320 kilometres. Mount Surprise Gems is the first business on the left in Mount Surprise.
Entry is free; however costs apply for the gem fossicking tour.
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