61 Hospital Road
Emerald QLD 4720

Please click on each of the small pictures to see a bigger photograph

Emerald is a town located in the Central Highlands Region, QLD.

Emerald lies on the Nogoa River, a tributary of the Fitzroy River. The town lies almost 300 kilometres from the coast and approximately 270 kilometres west of the city of Rockhampton on the junction of the Capricorn and Gregory highways. TheTropic of Capricorn intersects the Gregory Highway just north of Emerald.

Emerald is a large, modern country town that was established in 1879 as a base for the building of the western railway. The town is named after 'Emerald Downs Hill', a lush emerald green hill located just north of town. Emerald is now considered the hub for the Central Highlands and the gateway to the Sapphire Gemfields: the largest, and one of the richest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere.

For further information, visit and