Historical Attractions

Gemtree Fossicking Tour Alice Springs

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Gemtree Fossicking Tour
Plenty Highway
Alice Springs
NT
0870
Tel: 8 8956 9855

Where are we going today?

Gemtree is the gateway to the ancient gem fields of Central Australia. Experience the thrill of fossicking for your own gems, hidden by mother nature for millions of years!

Tag-Along Garnet and Zircon Fossicking Tour: Join fellow fossickers on our tag-along tours in the search for rich red garnets and the renowned Mud Tank zircons. Departure time from March to October is 8.30am.(Sometimes earlier if the weather is too hot). Tour inclues hire of equipment; experienced guide to show you how and where to fossick successfully; and the appraisal of the stones you have collected on your return.

For those with a time constraint, there are buckets of garnet bearing gravel brought in from their private garnet lease, that can be fossicked right here at the park, the perfect way to have a 'taste' of the fossicking experience instead of going out to the gem fields. The treasures from your bucket will also be appraised and sorted so you know just what you have!

And "Garnet Gully" has proved a popular spot for the children especially in school holiday time. Situated right here at the caravan park for a fun family activity, you can fill your bucket and sieve through to search for a variety of Harts Range minerals, gems and crystals. While you will not find gem quality stones here there will be plenty of interesting specimens for budding junior gemologists to get started on their very own collection.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$75 for 2 adults tag along
  • Children$5 gully, $30 bucket, $5 tag along
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Please note that tours can be booked out for up to three days ahead during peak season (March to Oct

Any Top Tips?

Remember, mobile range in remote areas is poor, so be sure to ring before you drop out of range..

More information

Campfires are a feature of Gemtree nights under the stars, and fireplaces are scattered throughout the caravan park. If you wish to have access to a fire place, please request this when you book. .

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    Great place to stay...and have fun...nice hosts!

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