The Central Queensland town of Emerald sits at the junction of the Capricorn and Gregory Highways some 270km west of Rockhampton and 883 km north west of Brisbane. A region thriving off the back of its strong mining and agriculture industries, Emerald is also famous for the precious gemstones found in its surrounding areas. The sapphire fields located west of the town are the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere. Whether you’re visiting Emerald for work or pleasure, the best way to enjoy your stay is with the freedom to explore at your own leisure. For this reason, consider picking up a vehicle from Budget Car Hire while in Emerald and make the most of the Capricorn Region.
20 Brown Street Emerald, QLD 4720
No trip to Emerald would be complete without trying your luck at a bit of fossicking. Emerald is known as the Gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields so why not spend a day exploring the nearby historic towns of Sapphire, Anakie and Rubyvale and experience their gem mining lifestyle and history. About a 45 minute drive west of Emerald along the Capricorn Highway is the Central Queensland Gemfields where you can fossick for that elusive precious stone with the whole family. The Gemfields also have mine tours, galleries, cafes and gemshops to visit if you have no luck in your dig.
Budget Car Hire Emerald are situated in an easy to get to location just off the Capricorn Highway not far from where it meets the Gregory Highway in the center of town. Book your car or truck rental in Emerald with Skedaddle for the best price guarantee. No credit card required!