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Emerald, Australia

Placed amongst the Central Highlands of Queensland, the town of Emerald can be found lying along the Nogoa River. There are many natural attractions in which to bushwalk, camp or fish; one such attraction is the Gemfields, an arc of mining country west of Emerald and an interesting spot to fossick (prospect) for sapphires. Whether it is a day spent prospecting or relaxing by the river, Emerald is the perfect place to embark on an exciting Australian adventure.

Emerald Attractions

  • Minerva Hills National Park
  • Historical Precinct
  • Lake Maraboon

Emerald Activities

  • Go fishing at the Fairbairn Dam
  • See how a mine operates at the Blackwater International Coal Centre
  • Trek about the deep gorges of the Blackdown Tableland National Park

Emerald Climate

Emerald enjoys a subtropical climate; summers (December-February) are wet, and the area receives nearly half of its annual rainfall during this season. Annual temperatures range between a high of 86°F (30°C) and low of 62°F (17°C). Yearly precipitation for the region is 19 inches (483 mm).

Getting There & Around

Flights arrive at Emerald Airport, about 4 miles (6 km) from the town’s centre. Found at the intersection of A7 and A4, the town is easy to access from the airport by taxi, bus or hired car.

There are regular bus services operating throughout the area, and the Spirit of the Outback train goes from Rockhampton to Longreach. Vehicles are always available for hire.

Hotels in Emerald

2 hotels in Emerald, Queensland

1 Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn

4 stars
3.7 / 5 3 reviews

5 Esmond Street Map

Ideal for business and holiday trips, Emerald Maraboon Motor Inn is a contemporary motel-type haven in the heart of town providing comfort and close proximity to area attractions in this part of... More

2 Direct Hotels Villas on Rivergum

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Rivergum Drive Map

Villas on Rivergum is a newly constructed complex, where guests have a choice of one and two bedroom fully self-contained, spacious contemporary ground floor serviced villas. Every room has a full... More