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Laid back Sapphire Caravan Park offers peaceful Kui camping with a gem field sparkle in the  mix

August 25, 2015
Laid  back Sapphire Caravan Park offers peaceful Kui camping with a gem field sparkle in the  mix

Situated on over four acres of beautiful bush land in the middle of the Gem fields in Central Queensland, Kui Parks member Sapphire Caravan Park (formerly Sunrise Cabins) offers its guests a peaceful and tranquil stay.

The Sapphire Gem fields are situated in Central Queensland on the tropic of Capricorn, 320 km West of Rockhampton, 400 Km East of Longreach and 42 km West of Emerald on the Capricorn highway.

GPS: South 23 deg 27.36 East 147 deg. 42.57

With great bush views, abundant birds and wildlife, you will feel like you are staying in a retreat rather than a Caravan Park.

Experience a real holiday you will never forget, and try your luck at finding a sapphire at the many designated fossicking sites.

People from all over the world come to the Gem fields in hope of finding the "BIG"one, so come and experience the thrill and excitement for yourself and put a sparkle into your life.

Kui Sapphire CP sunset.
Kui Sapphire CP sunset.

Sapphire Caravan Park accommodation includes air-conditioned, fully self-contained Billy Boulder Cottages, or budget Miners huts. Spoil yourself and stay in our "Sapphire Suite" with a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.

All budget cottages are adjacent to the fully equipped, Rustic Camp Kitchen and modern amenities blocks. Linen is provided on all beds free of charge. Stay six nights; get the seventh half price (all cabins).

After a day of fossicking or just taking it easy and relaxing by the swimming pool, you can sit in the huge BBQ Hut with open fireplace and free gas BBQ's and firewood, then watch the wildlife feed before enjoying one of our Magical Sunsets

Sapphire Caravan Park has 35 powered sites $35 and shady camp sites in a peaceful bush setting, where you can enjoy a campfire under the stars. Unpowered sites are $26.

Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement.

Sapphire Caravan Park offers:

Fully equipped, Rustic Camp Kitchen.

Huge BBQ Hut with open fireplace and free gas BBQ's.

Swimming pool.

Modern, spotless amenities and laundry.

Lots of bird life.

Magical sunsets.

Friendly service.

Campfire Sapphire CP.
Campfire Sapphire CP.

Sapphire attractions and things to see and do include:

Gem Fossicking! Visit the fossicking parks and walk-in mines in Sapphire and Rubyvale for providing fun and enjoyment, and learn how to find gemstones.

Miners supply buckets of sapphire-bearing wash for a fee, and you learn to how to recognise and find sapphires by sieving and sorting the gravel wash.

There are gem shops, galleries, and jewelers in both Sapphire and Rubyvale for you to purchase the gem of your dreams. If you are lucky enough to find your own, there are gem cutters available to facet and jewelers to set them into a valuable family heirloom that will be treasured forever.

Admire the extensive wildlife and abundance of historical and unusual dwellings created from boulders, timber and corrugated iron.

Restaurants, cafes and hotels cater for an evening of eating out in pleasant surroundings. Fuel, food and take-away, permits, maps and equipment hire are also available.

Sapphire is the gem variety of the mineral corundum and is one of the most prized gems in the world. Sapphires occur in all colours, all of which are called Sapphires except for the red ones which are called Ruby.

On the Sapphire gem fields the general colours are blue, green and yellow. These three colours can also be found together as multi-colored gems known as Parti-colored Sapphires. Another type of Sapphire found here is called a Star Sapphire and is commonly bronze or black in colour and shows a star-like sheen in certain lighting.

Although blue sapphire is the most well known colour, it is the yellow sapphire, in particular the rich golden yellows that fetch the highest prices. Many of the parti-colored sapphires are also highly valued.

The Sapphire fields are a laid back, peaceful place where the friendly locals will always extend a warm hand of welcome.

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Kui Sapphire CP campsite.
Kui Sapphire CP campsite.
Pretty boy Sapphire CP.
Pretty boy Sapphire CP.