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Emerald Guide

Cheap Brisbane to Emerald Flights

Located in the Central Highlands, Emerald has become the hub of the region. It's the gateway to the largest sapphire fields in the southern hemisphere and is surrounded by lush green hills.

With 37 direct flight each week from Brisbane to Emerald, you can be exploring this unique part of Australia in just 1h 25min. Book cheap flights with Alliance Airlines, Qantas or Virgin Australia and use Webjet to find out the cheapest day to fly.

Ready to head for the skies? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Brisbane to Emerald.


Departing from Brisbane Airport

Getting to Brisbane Airport

If you want to get to the airport as fast as possible, take the SkyTrain. Tickets cost AUD 15 per person, and you'll arrive at the departure terminals in 20 minutes.

Another affordable option is to take the local bus. Translink operates two routes that connect Brisbane to the airport. But if you want to avoid all the stops in between, you can book a direct transfer service from your hotel.

Metered taxis are also available in Brisbane. You can also use ride-sharing services like Uber to request a ride. A one-way trip usually costs AUD 33 - 42 depending on the traffic.

Parking at Brisbane Airport

There are three parking options available at Brisbane Airport.

  • If you're going to Emerald for the day, weekend or more leave your car in the ParkLong lot. It's close to the domestic terminal and within walking distance of the check-in counters.
  • The ParkPremium option is ideal for travellers that don't want to waste time at the airport. You'll have private entry and exit ramps to help you get to and from your flight as quickly as possible.
  • Another premium service is the ParkValet option. All you need to do is drop your car off at the designated area, and the airport's staff will take care of the rest.

Arriving at Emerald Airport

Getting from Emerald Airport to Your Hotel

There are no public transport options that connect the airport to the city. The best way to get to your hotel is to hire a car or take a taxi. You'll find the cab drivers waiting outside of the terminal buildings, and you can expect to pay about AUD 16.

For car hire, you'll find several rental desks inside the arrivals hall to choose from.

Things to do

Things To Do in Emerald

  • Go to Carnarvon Gorge. It's located inside the Carnarvon National Park and is one of Emerald's most popular attractions. It's known for its abundance of bird species and 21 km of hiking trails.
  • Try your hand at sapphire prospecting. The gem fields are a short 45 km drive from the city and were at their peak between the 1970s and 1980's. You can look for these precious stones yourself or browse one of the many gem shops in the tiny villages of Rubyvale, Anakie and Sapphire.
  • Visit the Japanese Gardens. Located between Emerald and Rockhampton, the gardens are worth the stop and are thought to be the best of their kind in Queensland.
  • Spend a few hours at the Emerald Botanic Gardens. Its spread across 42 hectares and boasts 6 km of walking trails. There's also plenty of picnic spots and a large playground for families travelling with young kids.