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Staying in the Gemfields

If you are a visitor to the region and are looking for a place to stay why not select from one of the many Gemfest sponsors and enjoy the friendly service you can expect from a local.

New Royal Hotel & Cabins

from $130 per night

Situated at the rear of the New Royal Hotel log cabins with open fire place and AC, fridge and microwave. Set in native gardens all have ensuite and sleeps up to 6.

Pat’s Gems

$85 per night

Air conditioned, self contained, sleeps up to four


Unpowered tent sites from $15 per night

Real Old Fashioned Country  Feel

A real country outlook and friendly atmosphere is part of the experience at the Anakie Gemfields Caravan Park.  A great place for chilling out and just plain relaxing.  The park is ideally situated to use as a base whilst visiting the Gemfields and the Central Highlands and is just 800m off the Capricorn.  The historic Anakie Hotel is right next door, a cold lager with a great meal is at the doorstep.

Rubyvale Gem Gallery Holiday Apartments

From $107 twin share per night

Your comfort is guaranteed staying in one of Rubyvale Gem Gallery's spacious self-contained holiday apartments.  Private patios and verandas surrounded by attractive gardens ensure you will relax and unwind after an exciting day of sapphire fossicking.

Located in the centre of Rubyvale means you can walk across the street to the pub, a grocery store, the Post Office, laundromat, fossicking park, and you are right next door to the Rubyvale Gem Gallery Cafe serving delicious meals and coffees. Also next door is the Australian Tourism award winning Rubyvale Gem Gallery where you will discover sapphires as you have never seen before, in an unbelievable array of colours and shapes, and set in the most exquisitely designed jewellery that will make you feel like royalty.

Blue Gem Tourist Park

$29.00 per night powered site

Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Red Gum lined Retreat Creek in Sapphire, “where sapphires were first discovered in the region”, the Blue Gem Tourist Park offers a range of facilities to the sapphire seekers. Accommodation ranges from ensuite and economy cabins to more than 40 powered sites positioned in tree lined, lawned gardens with several drive throughs to accept the larger vans and homes.

Our convenience store boasts a range of fresh food and quality takeaway delights. We also offer unleaded, premium and diesel fuels from our service station plus Gas quick swaps and refills 7 days a week. Fossicking licenses and camping permits available from the store.

With the catch cry of “No Strangers Here Just Friends You Haven’t Met Yet” Claire and Ewan invite you to share your fossicking stories and to enjoy their friendly staff, clean, secure park where you can enjoy fossicking in the park, in the creek at the rear or in one of the may designated fossicking areas in the Gemfields.

Stay in total comfort while you discover the fun and adventure of the Sapphire Gemfields in Central Queensland. Conveniently located, Rubyvale Motel & Holiday Units is an oasis for guests wanting spacious, peaceful surrounds and superb comfort.