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Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park

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This is a great place to go if you’ve never fossicked before. The owners will show you everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wendy O
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Brisbane, Australia
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Lots of fun....very addictive

We spent two days fossicking here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Found a lot of small sapphires and a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
crawfords37
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park is situated 22kms on the Swanbrook Road from Inverell NSW. A great place to fossick for your very own sapphires, with camping facilities also available. Bring the whole family or come alone, either way you're...more
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2479 Kings Plains Road, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia
+61 2 6725 1798
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All reviews great fun fossicking area drinking water flushing toilets we arrived early spent two days few hours bring your own camping facilities staff were very helpful great spot equipment pile finds fireplace sunscreen gems
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go if you’ve never fossicked before. The owners will show you everything you need to know & demonstrate how to do it. They have a mound of sapphire dirt, once you pay you can do as many buckets as...More

Thank Wendy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really angry and frustrated. In inverell fir weekrnd with 3 young grandkids all looking forward to going fossicking only to find out on arrival that you guys are closed and only open for camping- 7 hours drive for 3 dissappointed grankids 1 really cranky pa...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days fossicking here and thoroughly enjoyed it. Found a lot of small sapphires and a few larger star sapphires. You can fossick from nine till four for $20 per person. We also camped in the camp ground on the same property for...More

Thank crawfords37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place friendly people. Not a lot of facilities so pack a lunch. Camping is available at a very affordable price.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Staff are very friendly and informative. They walk you through the procedure of sieving for sapphires. Great for the novice. The have 2 areas. The top area is where they supply all the equipment you will need or for those who have their own equipment...More

1  Thank hurricane222
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We went out on spur of the moment. The lady was great explained what we we were to do. Water very cold but got into the swing of it. Found a few sapphires, and had a relaxing,dusty family time. I needed kids to guide what...More

2  Thank Yurugaboy
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely quiet spot close to town. Nice to fossick in the creek. Owners very helpful and informative. Camping facilities right buy fossicking area. If it’s not raining it’s a great spot. Big kitchen area. Use of tools.

Thank Gillian W
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I went to Billabong blue sapphire fossicking park and the owner was so gracious in bringing me in the park as i was alone and has no car.Both Rhonda and Gary, taught me how to fossick for sapphires both in Frazer creek and in the...More

Thank sheirylgv
Reviewed 12 April 2018

We went here last month fossicking for a few hours and really enjoyed it. The place is a bit hard to find as we didn't see any signs till we were just about there. You need to turn off on Kings Plain Rd, which is...More

1  Thank OzeeTraveller
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Had a good morning here and found a couple of little sapphires, nothing to right home about so to speak but still a nice little momento and keepsake seeing we found them ourselves. If you are planning on going be there at 9 as soon...More

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Simon G
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Response from Gillian W | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Big flat area for camping- no power or water. It’s $10 a night for camping. $15 if you want to fossick in the creek with your own tools. To fossick our the front as part of the group using their tools is $20... More
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Jennie T
17 March 2018|
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Response from BarryTNU | Reviewed this property |
Lol Jeanne We travelled with our two grandkids, and they were fine with that. Not sure about Ferrets at the park, but you are welcome to stay at our B&B. We have a plague of rabbits.
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ronrobneaves
2 April 2017|
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Response from RhondaBillabongblue | Property representative |
Hi Ron. All equipment needed is included in the price. As Patricia mentioned we do have camping facilities available depending on the weather conditions. We are situated 15 minutes from Inverell where there is a lot of... More
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