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Things to Do in Emerald, Australia

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Emerald Things to Do

In the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” Emerald City was a magnificent place. You too can find excitement and adventure when you stroll along the streets of Emerald, Australia.

Water Gardens

Some of the most beautiful water gardens in the world are located in Emerald, Australia.  The area is filled with exotic ponds, and is open to all pedestrians; bikers have another path they can travel.

Cathedral Cave Tour

Spend one full hour with an experienced tour guide, taking in the beautiful sights of the Cathedral and Capricorn Caves. Explore the limestone caves and take notice of the cave’s formation and of the surrounding lush forest. Your underground tour will lead you down crooked passages, across amazing bridges, and through a rain forest.

This is your chance to embrace local wildlife, understand the life of early explorers, and get an in-depth view into geological history. These caves are known for their acoustics, and many events are hosted here.

Sapphires in the Rough

Have you ever wondered where sapphires come from? If you visit Emerald, Australia, drive 45 minutes west, then you might find out. The first gemstone was discovered in 1875, in the sapphire fields, by a railroad surveyor. The Sapphire and Rubyvale gemfields are without doubt the greatest attraction throughout the year. Sapphires come in every color found in the rainbow.

The Willow Gemfields

The “Golden Willow,” the largest sapphire ever found, was discovered in the Willow Gemfields. The area is best known for producing green and yellow sapphires.

Fairbairn Dam and Lake Maraboon

This dam and lake attract picnickers, fishing enthusiasts, and wildlife watchers. Bring a picnic, a fishing pole, and a good appetite. It is the ideal place to bring the family, sit down and relax.

Editor’s Note: This page was compiled using traveler reviews about things to do in Emerald, Australia.

 

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