Gemtree Tours

North of Alice Agri, Mining and Industry

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Open Hours: 8am - 5pm 12 months of the year!

Red Earth, Red Centre, Red Gems! Buried beneath an inland sea for millions of years, the hidden treasures of Central Australia lay waiting for you to discover them. Add some sparkle to your journey by fossicking for garnets or zircons in this Land of Plenty!


Daily Tagalong Fossicking Tours from Gemtree Caravan Park. Small Tourism Operator award winning outback caravan park. Pet Friendly, 250 acres of native scrub, generator power, clean amenities, breakfasts/dinner/drinks delivered to your site!

Our Tour Guides will show you the ropes when it comes to fossicking on site in a bucket of gem-bearing earth, or travelling up to 28km into the Centralian Gemfields.

Equipment and stone appraisal provided. Opportunity to have your gems cut and set as memoirs of your Red Centre adventure.

Tagalong Tours on mostly sealed roads, appropriate for conventional vehicles and motorhomes also.

*** Bookings essential, to avoid disappointment! ***

Map & Directions

Gemtree, Northern Territory 0872 Australia


140km NE of Alice Springs on the Plenty Highway, sealed road to the front gate.

Heading North from Alice Springs
70km North from Alice Springs along the Stuart Highway, turn East and travel 70km along the Plenty Highway. Please be aware that it is a one-lane sealed road and be cautious of on-coming traffic. Gemtree is on your right as you cross the Gillen Creek.

Coming South from Tennant Creek
Travel South along the Stuart Highway 425km, turn East onto the Plenty Highway and travel a further 70km.

Following the Binns Track/Settlers Trail North from Ross River, Via Arltunga, Hale River Homestead and Mud Tank.
This is a dirt track, for camper trailers and off-road vans, 4WD only. Join the sealed Plenty Highway at Mud Tank and travel West 7.5 km to Gemtree. This journey can take up to four hours coming direct from Alice Springs. There can be up to four gates that need to be opened - if a gate is closed, close it behind you. Please check road conditions before using this route 08 8956 9855 (Gemtree)

Travelling West from Boulia to Gemtree across the Donahue and Plenty Highways
Gemtree is approximately 8 hours in a direct drive from Boulia (670km). Most of the journey is on dirt beef-roads, recommended for camper trailers, off-road vans and 4WD. Fuel is available at Tobermorey and Jervois, it is advisable to carry 2 spares and plenty of water.

Cancellation Policy

48 hours notice of cancellation required for deposit refund.
No refund for cancellation under 48 hours.


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