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Seven Oaks Fossicking

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Friendly hosts and fun

Lots of fun fossicking for sapphires - you will almost certainly find some, but don't expect to... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2017
Dominic W
Sydney, Australia
Just a weekend away

We went to Inverell purely to try fossicking for sapphires. We thought a park like this would be... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
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38 Rickeys Lane, Inverell, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 6725 1582
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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

I will never recommend this dump to anyone. Keep driving up to Billabong. Not worth wasting your time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adam B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We found less sapphires than at Billabong Blue next door, but that could just be the luck of the day. The access road requires a 4x4. The dunny is very basic and doesn't smell good. There is a tap with drinking water and with a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank clo980
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Lots of fun fossicking for sapphires - you will almost certainly find some, but don't expect to make a fortune -- you'd have to be lucky to even find enough to make up the $20 fee. Tranquil location with a basic food prep area, and...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Dominic W
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Kids loved it, very pretty area near the river, old vehicles around added charm. All equipment and instructions were provided, we found several little blue sapphires in the couple of hours we were there. We got there at 9am and had a good hour before...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Fay H
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went to Inverell purely to try fossicking for sapphires. We thought a park like this would be ideal with young children. The friendly owner greeted us at the gate and pointed us down a 2 km track that takes you to the fossicking ground....More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank BhuddaBud
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We have visited here on several occasions with mixed results but love the serenity of the place. On this occasion, we tried the agitator machine ($40 for 30 buckets) which does a very quick job of sieving but costs more. We only got two reasonable...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Cleveland_Kids
Reviewed 24 June 2016

We decided to try our hands at fossicking for sapphire in Inverell, the Sapphire Capital of Australia. The Seven (7) Oaks Fossicking was recommended to us by a friend who is friends with the owners and likes to send business their way. It’s a short...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The track in to the actual site passes by the owners house. It's a bit rough for caravans so take care. Otherwise 4wds have no worries. Sapphire bearing wash is dug straight from the creek at this location. It's then dumped right beside the sieving...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Qld14
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

We arrived at Seven Oaks and were immediately welcomed by the friendly owner. Fantastic place for the kids to run around and have a bit of fun fossicking through the dirt. Would recommend this place to anyone.

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Brett M
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Yes, after just half an hour, one in our group found a sapphire .. not very big, but hey .. it's still a sapphire The bearded bushy served us and frankly, he was part of the fun setting - and very obliging to be included...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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15 March 2016|
Response from Qld14 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a barbecue, sink with washing up facilities plus tables and chairs.