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Billabong Blue Sapphire Fossicking Park

2479 Kings Plains Road, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia
+61 2 6725 1798
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Lots of fun

We went here last month fossicking for a few hours and really enjoyed it. The place is a bit hard... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
OzeeTraveller
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Forster, Australia
Great to learn

Had a good morning here and found a couple of little sapphires, nothing to right home about so to... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
xxallyx
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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 guaranteed to enjoy your day.
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2479 Kings Plains Road, Inverell, New South Wales 2360, Australia
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+61 2 6725 1798
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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

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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

Thank xxallyx
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Having discovered a bit of a passion for fossicking as a sideline to camping, we've been learning and tweaking our camping holidays around the new hobby. Spending heaps of hours in creeks and not really knowing what we were really looking for. UTube was great,...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Within 2hours we found 3sapphires and it was cheap for what you did and you could do it as long as you like for only$40 for family. So much fun!!!

Thank W C
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Billabong Blue on the advice of the owner of the motor park where we were staying. We drove 22km from town, only to find it was closed, despite their advertising saying they are open every day except Xmas day. The other nearby...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Inverell was our first taste of fossicking as a family. We were told not to go to the fossicking parks, especially from Inverell locals. We were told they were a rip off. I completely disagree. We were in Inverell for the full tourist experience. Billabong...More

Thank Belinda N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We arrived at 3pm to find the fossicking Park closed so drove the 1.2km track to the camping ground. The Amenities were basic but clean. Just flushing toilets and water to wash hands. We immediately started fossicking and found a sapphire sitting in the wash...More

Thank Katie W
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Great day out..bit hot in summer but still fun. Bill the owner is a thorough gentleman and he is happy to answer any question. Lots of people go here from single young blokes to couples to couples with kids and bus groups. You will find...More

Thank Roy B
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Had a great day fossicking with the children. Had a few good finds. The owners are very welcoming, helpful and informative. Great area to sit for our picnic lunch.

Thank Tammy K
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Nice bloke got some good stones, good value for money. Definitely reccomend. Worth a trip to get some blue crystals

Thank Alexbunyip
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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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