We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Miners Heritage

97 Heritage Rd, Rubyvale, Queensland 4702, Australia
+61 7 4985 4444
Review Highlights
A real gem!

Very informative mine tour...certainly came away with a better understanding in what's involved in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brisbane, Australia
Very Helpful staff!

Mine tour was very informative and the staff were lovely. We mined some gems and the ladies helped... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
Read all 108 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Miners Heritage is on the site of a sapphire mine that started in 1906 , it was developed as a Tourist Mine in 1984. You can take a underground sapphire mine tour & go down 15 metres underground to discover the amazing world of sapphires. Fully guided tour takes approx 30 minutes , learn how sapphires are formed in nature , view a video of our mining process & learn some of the history to this amazing area. Want to find your own piece of Sapphire ,buy a bucket of wash & we can show you how in our fossicking park , the "Wash" comes direct from our working mines & all equipment is provided. Minimum of 2 people are required for the tour.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Opens in 16 min
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
97 Heritage Rd, Rubyvale, Queensland 4702, Australia
+61 7 4985 4444
Write a Review
Reviews (108)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 105 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very informative mine tour...certainly came away with a better understanding in what's involved in mining these gems. Interesting read in the museum section of the mine.We tried our hand at fossicking afterwards...found some zircon and low grade sapphires...lots of fun. Worth doing the tour....no crawling...More

Thank wizkid68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mine tour was very informative and the staff were lovely. We mined some gems and the ladies helped me have a special one cut and made into a beautiful ring. Great memories!

Thank Tina12772
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent guide, tried to explain us in English, we could understand, very good informations . She showed us even some special bats and took fotos from us for us.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Heritage Mine tour is highly recommended. Very knowledgable guides who give very insiteful knowledge of the area and mining. Can highly recommend this place.

Thank Graeme S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, we found it very interesting and informative the guide was excellent she does mining herself and her enthusiasm and love of the gems came across throughout the tour. We thought $20 per person was a reasonable price for the 45 minute tour. Good...More

Thank Lila122
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent underground tour. We came away understanding much more about the whole Sapphire mining process. A great way to get up to speed in a short time.

Thank bill w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting and informative tour. Our guide was very passionate about hand mining. The mine was very accessible and the cooler temperature in the mine was a welcome relief.

Thank TwiningaroundAust
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide was very informative and we learnt lots about sapphires and the history of the area. My 7 year old and 3 year old were fascinated with the underground experience. Highly recommend it!

Thank Jaime M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a good underground mine tour. No crawling required and easy to negotiate. Very good information.

Thank macca46
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We went and enjoyed a great tour down below and learnt about how sapphires are mined and how they turn into the gems that we see in jewellery.

Thank _olliedowd
Nearby Restaurants
Rubyvale Gem Gallery Cafe
41 reviews
1.54 km away
Dooleys Tavern Capella
16 reviews
49.29 km away
Le Porte Rosse
224 reviews
49.72 km away
26 reviews
1.64 km away
Nearby Attractions
Pats Gems Tourist Fossicking Park
31 reviews
4.73 km away
Bobby Dazzler Sapphire Mine Tours
34 reviews
6.35 km away
Rubyvale Observatory
14 reviews
.58 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lara C
14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MinersH | Property representative |
Hi Lara, yes there is a fee for the guided mine tour, it takes approx. 40 minutes & is $20 for Adults, $17.50 for Seniors, $10 13-17 yrs, $5 5-12 yrs, under 5's are free. Fossicking is $ 20 per 10 litre bucket of wash... More