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Happy Sweet 16th to Us!

The Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Emerald was officially opened on 26 September 2005 by the then Emerald Mayor Peter Maguire and Member for Maranoa Bruce Scott. Today, the centre is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers… Read more

Plan B ideas now that Gemfest is cancelled

Need a Plan B now that Gemfest – Festival of Gems is cancelled for 2021? You’ve come to the right place because we’re bursting with ideas! The Saturday Night Spectacular is still happening, thanks to Rubyvale Progress Association. Details here…. Read more

Inspiring passengers to Explore More

It now won’t take long for arriving passengers at Emerald Airport to want to Explore More of the Central Queensland Highlands. Three promotional videos that showcase our region’s top spots – Carnarvon Gorge, Sapphire Gemfields and Blackdown Tableland – are… Read more

The story of Sunflowers

Emerald’s Big Easel is arguably the most photographed spot in the Central Queensland Highlands but it also generates the most questions from visitors… namely ‘what’s its story?’. Well, we’re glad you asked! The monumental installation was created by Canadian artist… Read more

Open Day at Springsure Visitor Information Centre

You’re invited to Explore More of what we have to offer to the Springsure community, businesses and visitors to our region. The local Visitor Inforation Centre, located inside the Springsure Federation Woolshed, is holding an open day from 12:00pm –… Read more

Explore More of Central Queensland Highlands Events Scene

The launch of a new events hub for the Central Queensland Highlands makes it easier than ever to Explore More of the region’s thriving social scene.  What’s On – Central Queensland Highlands, unveiled just in time for the Queensland school… Read more

On a Dirt Road Somewhere … Lake Nuga Nuga

An oasis on the plains of Arcadia Valley, surrounded by towering sandstone mountains, lined with huge shady trees, Lake Nuga Nuga is a sight to be seen.

Top Boredom Busting Spot for School Holidays

We’re just days away from the Queensland school holidays. If that statement is a little terrifying, let us ease your fears! The Sapphire Gemfields is seriously a top boredom-busting spot for kids. It goes without saying (we’ll say it anyway)… Read more

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