Sapphire RSL Club Queensland

The Sapphire Gemfields is 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. It was time to find another camping place at Sapphire, and I went to the RSL Club

where there is camping for veterans behind the club. Here there are grassed areas with power for $20 a night, and hot showers and toilets as well as a washing machine and of course access to the club on the nights it was open. There was a kitchen fully equipped with everything a traveller would need, including a barbecue and cooking bench top and an open fire that I lit up first thing in the morning from the coals of the night before. A donated woodpile meant wood was available and it was chopped and ready daily.

The added bonus was access to the Greens, the open to public free fossicking area where you could fossick for sapphire. You need a license, available online, and after searching for possible sapphires, you could bring the sand back and wash it in the tubs available behind the kitchen. Across the road there was also free fossicking areas all walking distance from the camp.

The caravan park which also sold hot food, and food supplies in a small grocery area also included meat and vegetables and fruit, means that you are centrally located with access to everything you need to be comfortable. I liked Sapphire so much that I stayed there ten days, and enjoyed the friendly veterans also camping there.

The River, which now has no water, was also walking distance and I would walk up and back searching for the elusive sapphire.

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