Sapphire Gemfields Wetland Reserve

Opened in April 2018, this 14-hectare protected area incorporates walking and cycling tracks, seating, a restored historic fossicker’s home, a boardwalk and bird watching hide.

The Reserve is located on Rockhound Road, Sapphire.

Pick up a copy of the Sapphire Gemfields Visitor Guide brochure for a comprehensive guide of the Reserve and other attractions in the area.

The Reserve is an important natural attraction in our region, with the freshwater wetland home to a range of local flora and fauna.

The Reserve includes:

  • More than 3.6 km of gravel walking trails, with accompanying educational and directional signage
  • Two viewing areas.
  • A restored fossicker’s dwelling. Built by one of the original residents to the Sapphire area, the Dove family, and a unique glimpse into the way miners lived.

Find the Reserve here on Google Maps.

The project was jointly funded by the Central Highlands Regional Council and the Australian Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund, which contributed almost $110,000.


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