Emerald QLD 4720

Current Temperature

20° C

Current Temperature

20° C

About Emerald

Emerald lies on the Nogoa River, 300 km's from the mid eastern Queensland Coast and 270 km's west of the city of Rockhampton on the junction of the Gregory and Capricorn Highways.

Considered the hub for the Central Highlands and the gateway to the Sapphire Gem fields, the largest and one of the richest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere.

Perhaps of particular note in the town of Emerald and something to look out for is the worlds' biggest Van Gogh sunflower painting on an easel located in Morton Park at the western end of Clermont Street (Capricorn Highway). The superstructure is 25 metres high with approximately 13.6 tonnes of steel involved in its construction.

 

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