Exploring More of Back Roads of Gemfields

The Central Queensland Highlands destination of Sapphire Gemfields has earned its very own episode of TV show Back Roads.

The ABC visited the region in late 2023 and the finished product went to air in February 2024.

Highlights include:

It’s hard to pick a favourite moment but here’s 3 front-runners:

  • Gemfields Mardi Gras Parade – a mini version of Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
  • The art of specking and uncovering a ‘leaverite’ (watch the short video clip on this page to find out more!)
  • Some of the world’s most famous and precious sapphires, including one named Eiffel Tower
  • Scaling Policeman’s Knob for serenity and sunsets
  • Most of all, the people of the Gemfields, aka Gemmies!

You can watch the episode on the ABC’s free streaming service iview here.

You can read more about host Lisa Millar’s experience here.

Video courtesy of Lisa Millar | ABC TV | Instagram

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