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Help Rubyvale win an award!

The Sapphire Gemfields’ Rubyvale is in the running to be named Queensland’s Top Tiny Tourism Town. Cast your vote today!

ANZAC Day in the Central Queensland Highlands

Find an ANZAC Day commemoration near you

Two TV Appearances for Central Queensland Highlands

Our region’s basking in the spotlight, with two television shows recently featuring our visitor attractions! Channel 7’s Creek to Coast has done a deep dive on Lake Maraboon and its famous – and delicious residents – the redclaw. Watch the… Read more

Get ready to rock the Sapphire Gemfields in May

BY CAPRICORN ENTERPRISE One of the BIGGEST and best rock festivals is coming to the Central Queensland Highlands the weekend of the 27th and 28th May 2023. Set to become the destinationโ€™s premier event, Gemfields Rocks will bring the four… Read more

Big milestone for visitor servicing volunteer

Congratulations to Glen Wass for reaching his 20th anniversary as a volunteer for the Visitor Information Centre in Emerald.

Explore More Job Opportunities in the Central QLD Highlands

Like our region so much that you’d like to live here?! Jobs Hub Central Queensland Highlands is your perfect starting point.

Stocking fillers with a Central Queensland Highlands Flavour

Add a little Central Queensland Highlands cheer to your Christmas, with these gift and stocking filler ideas from the Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Emerald. The VIC is located at Moreton Park on Clermont, near the giant Sunflower painting. Call (07)… Read more

Night walk pays off for Rubyvale fossicker

Holy dooley! Watch the moment Rubyvale fossicker Matt Betteridge stumbles upon a huge sapphire worth about $12,500. The QLD dad’s TikTok video went viral last month. His interview on Channel 7’s Sunrise program can be found here.


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