Jewels of the Outback Exhibition

A Key Attraction

One of the key attractions is the Jewels of the Outback exhibition, which features rare and exceptional sapphires, many of which are only on display at Gemfest. If you want to see some of the best sapphires in the world, found right here in the Central Queensland Gemfields then this exhibition is an absolute must!

While you’re in the Hall of Treasures you might as well take a look around. The Hall houses the trading stalls of some of the most prestigious gemstone and jewellery producers around…

Hall Of Treasures

The Hall is Gemfest’s premium display space, indoors and ideally located near the Gemfest main entry, and the last thing you’ll see on the way out at the end of the day. It is also the home of the magnificent Jewels of the Outback exhibition…

The Sapphire Mall

Located just inside the main entry on the way to the main grounds of Gemfest, The Mall is a favourite exhibition site for local traders and the Gemfields Lapidary Club.

Getting excited about gemstones yet? But I sense a question in your mind… “what is that gigantic tent, visible from space and large enough to house a zeppelin?”. It is The Marquee, the largest gemstone trading area at Gemfest. Let’s take a look…

The Marquee

Under the Big Top you’ll find an awesome collection of gem and jewellery traders, artists and lapidary equipment suppliers.

But there’s more to Gemfest than simply Gemstones and Jewellery. In our outdoor Market Streets you’ll find all manner of fascinating products and services just perfect for you as a globe-trotting gem hunter…

The Street Markets

You’ll find a dazzling array of market stalls in our outdoor market area…

Not everything at Gemfest is for sale. Some of it you can win! Gemfest is well known for beauty and quality of the gemstone & jewellery prizes on offer, from lucky gate prizes through raffles, Stake-a-Claim and, of course, the amazing Mega Draw…

Competitions & Prizes

Each year thousands of dollars in prizes are up for grabs at Gemfest, including awesome sapphires, jewellery and countless other fabulous treasures donated by our wonderful sponsors.

Some of the spectacular sapphires and jewellery pieces won by visitors to Gemfest in past years……

Be sure to check out the Gemfest Blog for the latest announcements on prize offerings, results and other information about Gemfest prizes and competitions. As always, there will be some great prizes on offer and many ways to win…