The Sandstone Wilderness is one of outstanding natural beauty, featuring unique sandstone gorges, water sculptured formations and significant Aboriginal art sites. The area encompasses 25 separate mountain ranges radiating from the Great Dividing Range and includes over 100 State Forests and National Parks including the spectacular Carnarvon National Park where you have a choice of walks and trails through this awe-inspiring scenery.

You are sure to catch some serious gemstone fever when you visit the towns of Rubyvale, Sapphire, Anakie and Willows Gemfields in the Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields. Only a 45min drive west of Emerald (three hours west of Rockhampton) on the Capricorn Highway, the Central Queensland Sapphire Gemfields represents over 900km2 of prime gem fossicking… this may be your opportunity to strike it rich!