Description

Named not after the gem, but for the lush green pastures that surrounded the town, Emerald was established in 1879 as a base to build the western railway. As the Gateway to the Outback, Emerald is a great base to refresh, restock and relax.replacenewlinereplacenewlineEmerald used to be a major sunflower producer, which might explain why the town is now home to the world's biggest Van Gogh sunflower painting - measuring 25 metres high. The masterpiece can be found on an easel in Morton Park at the western end of Clermont Street.

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Around Emerald QLD 4720


Our Picks on what to Do in Emerald QLD

Emerald Botanical Gardens

The Big Easel & Picture

BOBTRACs Emerald Aquatic Centre QLD

Vicki Peters Park

Emerald Golf Club - Emerald QLD

Steve Bell Park

Emerald railway station, Queensland

Our Picks on where to Stay in Emerald QLD

Emerald Star Hotel

Route 66 Motor Inn

Midlander Motor Inn

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Our Picks on what to Eat in Emerald QLD

Crossroads Cafe

ABC Chinese Restaurant

Le Porte Rosse

Shopping in Emerald QLD

Community Services  


Central Highlands Visitor Information Centre Emerald QLD
3 Clermont Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Central Highlands Regional Council
65 Egerton Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Emerald Police Station QLD
Egerton Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Emerald Hospital QLD
69 Hospital Road,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Emerald Library QLD
44 Borilla Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

BOBTRACs Emerald Aquatic Centre QLD
Opal Street,
EMERALD QLD 4720

Location Information 

  • Elevation: 189
  • Population: 14119
  • State electorate(s): Gregory
  • Federal Division(s): Flynn
  • Established (yr): 1879
  • Population information is based on 2016 Census data.
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Travel To  

Blackwater QLD 4717 (75.9 km, 50 mins)
Springsure QLD 4722 (67.5 km, 44 mins)
Acknowledgement of Country

Emerald QLD is located on the following Aboriginal Nation/s.

poidb.com acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work.