Local Attraction

 Fossicking in Retreat Creek
 Underground sapphire mines,
 Hand-mining and fossicking tourist parks,

 Jewellery shops
 Gem cutters
 Guided fossicking tours
 Gemfest – held in August


  • Saturday morning – Rubyvale
  • Sunday morning – Sapphire

Rubyvale and Sapphire feature many billy boulder and bush timber dwellings (just like the original pioneers), as well as a

  • Roman castle,
  • Bottle house, bush humpies and shacks.

Today, the lifestyle of the Sapphire Gemfields is very laid back and peaceful, where visitors are always made to feel welcome.

A visit to the Sapphire Gemfields is sure to be an experience you will never forget.