An experience you'll treasure.
On the Sapphire Gemfields you can fossick for real gems in the largest sapphire fields in the Southern hemisphere. the towns of Rubyvale, Anakie, Willows Gemfields and Sapphire all have their own special legends, histroy and character. Take the time to discover the charm of a real country pub at The Anakie Hotel or New Royal Hotel in Rubyvale.
Take an underground mine tour or visit the galleries for some spectacular jewellery. Find out how sapphires are formed and get the feel for life as a gem prospector. Day trippers can fossick through tourist operators who offer bucket and bag sales - no permit required. You need a permit/licence to fossick on any public fossicking sites. Permits can be purchased for a small monthly fee, and are available from numerous small businesses and licence agents throughout the region.
Click here for a link to more information on permits and fossicking areas.