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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

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From US$101

1 Abode37 Motel

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

37 Roberts Street Map

Of all Emerald motels, Abode37 is the newest, providing beautifully appointed accommodation for the travelling professional or holidayer. Not on the busy highway but only 700 metres from the CBD,... More

From US$69

2 Direct Hotels Villas on Rivergum

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

Rivergum Drive Map

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Direct Hotels Villas on Rivergum offers self-catering accommodations for travellers in a short- or long- term stay in Emerald, Queensland. Patrons at this modern hotel can also tee off at Emerald... More

From US$97

3 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

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