Mt Surprise in 1 day

Interested in fossicking (prospecting)? Than Mt Surprise is your place.

We suggest at least 1 full day here.

Head to the gem shop in the main street or only street really. Here you can get your fossicking licence and hire some gear. They will tell you everything you need to know, from where to go, what you are looking for and the best way to find it. They are a wealth of knowledge.

Head out to the gem fields, its a fair way out but a really beautiful drive. Explore further up the banks and get digging and shaking!

Pack snacks, lunches and plenty of water because it does get hot here, so be prepared.

Top tip for kids:

There is a really good playground on the main street for the littles to run around.


To see some photos and read more about how we spent our day in Mount Surprise, click HERE.


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