The town of Emerald has a population of around 13,000 people and is situated on the pretty banks of the gently flowing Nogoa River. The town was established in 1879 and boasts a number of good schools as well as a nearby university. The town has a strong community feel and there are number of special events organized throughout Emerald by residents during the year.
The heart of Emerald features a good range of amenities for residents to make use of such as shops, restaurants and bars. There are also plenty of residential districts located conveniently close to the center of Emerald where people will find plenty of affordable real estate options to choose from.
Emerald is situated on the edge of the largest sapphire fields in the whole of the southern hemisphere. Residents will have all the time they desire to explore the area’s numerous walk-in mines and perhaps be lucky enough to discover a few gems of their very own. Visiting the town’s gem galleries is also a good idea so that you can get a hint of what you are looking for before you set out gem hunting. Some of the many types of gems that are waiting to be discovered in Emerald and the surrounding area include topaz, amethyst, tourmaline and diamonds.
Taking a stroll along the 100-metre heritage pathway is a fantastic way to unwind on a sunny day. This well-maintained trail winds its way past some of the most unusual and interesting local landmarks such as the beautiful Botanical Gardens, a fossilised tree that dates back more than 250 million years and the biggest Van Gogh sunflower painting in the world, which is proudly displayed on an easel in the picturesque Morton Park.