A pretty patch filled with gems
Whatever way you like to travel, BIG4 Holiday Parks delivers family-friendly cabin accommodation, caravan sites, and camping in the Central Highlands region at Carnarvon Gorge and Lake Maraboon.
Parks in the Central QLD Highlands area
Its assortment of national parks are instant headline stealers. Carnarvon National Park is the star attraction, thanks in part to a massive and mesmerising gorge that ranks as one of the state’s most-loved natural assets.
With its striking sandstone plateau and other jewels, Blackdown Tableland National Park is not to be missed, either.
Elsewhere, unearthing the Sapphire Gemfields is another signature experience in these parts. Incorporating the townships of Rubyvale, Sapphire, Anakie, and Willows, the area is among the largest sapphire-bearing districts on the planet. Embrace the action by fossicking for your own fortune or visit the ample gem shops and galleries dotted around.
West of here is Emerald, a ‘gateway to the outback’ town filled with character. It has an enviable collection of absorbing attractions that suits all tastes.
Not far from Emerald, in a southwest direction, is Lake Maraboon. This is Queensland’s second-largest lake and welcomes myriad aquatic leisure, including fishing, swimming, and kayaking.