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Heritage and Cultural Tourism

Learn more about heritage and cultural tourism in the Central Highlands by using the resources on this page.

  • Find state and local heritage places on the ‘Central Highlands heritage overlay map’.
  • Council is reviewing its ‘Local Heritage Register’ and the ‘Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay’.
  • Places of Indigenous cultural heritage are managed and protected separately.
  • Find places of cultural heritage significance in the Queensland Heritage Register (external link).
  • Facilities and sites


    • Bogantungan Railway Museum
    • Bedford Weir
    • Capella Pioneer Village
    • Capella Light Horse Public Art
    • Capella Bakehouse Oven
    • Capella Railway Station
    • Comet Whistle Stop Park Museum and Dig Tree Display
    • Dingo Family History Museum
    • Duaringa Historical & Tourism Centre and Two Rivers Mural
    • Emerald Pioneer Cottages
    • Emerald Visitor Information Centre
    • Emerald Mosaic Pathway Public Art
    • Rewan plane crash site
    • Rolleston Beazley Park historic buildings – Post Office and Purbrook Cottage
    • Rolleston Heritage Walk
    Sapphire Gemfields
    • Anakie Railway Building and WWII marked Bottle Tree
    • Gemfields Fossicking Trail
    • Australian Miner’s Heritage Museum, Rubyvale
    • Willows Memorial Wall
    • Gemfields RSL War Memorials, Sapphire 
    • Springsure Hospital Museum
    • Springsure Library and History Room
    • Springsure Heritage Walk
    • Old Rainworth Fort
    • Tieri Cenotaph
  • Heritage group contacts
    • Capella Pioneer Village Inc
      Ph: 0427 638 866
    • Duaringa Historical & Tourist Association Inc.
      Ph: 4935 7077
    • Emerald and District Historical Association Inc.
      Ph: 0429 021 655

    For more clubs and organisations please head to the Community Directory.

  • Heritage walks

    The Central Highlands region boasts some fantastic heritage walks. Choose one to explore today.

  • Cemetery records

    Cemetery records are a valuable family history research tool and contribute to cultural tourism in the region. The Australian Cemeteries Index is an extensive resource for this purpose.

    Its emphasis is to provide quality images of all inscriptions in each cemetery rather than just transcript lists. 

    The following Central Highlands cemeteries are listed in the index. Use the index number to search for the cemetery.

    • Anakie 204
    • Blackwater 2561
    • Bluff 2563
    • Boolburra 2565
    • Bogantungan 604
    • Capella 2605
    • Comet 827
    • Dingo 2655
    • Duaringa 2658
    • Emerald 203
    • Lilyvale 2791
    • Rolleston 765
    • Rubyvale 205
    • Sapphire 206
    • Springsure 2974

    Access the Australian Cemeteries Index here (external link).

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