Emerald has many great restaurants to dine at while visiting!
Our favourites include:
Maraboon Tavern (lunch, dinner, drinks)
Vybe Cafe (breakfast, lunch)
Le Porte Rosse (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Roses & Beans (breakfast, lunch, coffee)
Places to Drink
Coffee - The best coffee in Emerald can be found at Shelfields Coffee Brewers, however, there is minimal seating space. If you are looking to grab a coffee and sit down, The Sensory and Roses and Beans are also great spots.
Alcohol - The Maraboon Tavern and The Star are great spots to grab a drink and play some pool.
What to do in Emerald?
Fairbairn Dam & Lake Maraboon - Did you know Emerald's Lake Maraboon has a capacity that is approximately three times larger than Sydney Harbour! Definitely worth the 10-minute drive for a picnic or just a quick look. A local tip - grab a 'Red Claw' pizza at the caravan park on your way to enjoy as you take in the view of Lake Maraboon.
Emerald Botanical Gardens - the gardens is well set up for walking, running and picnics. Be sure to explore the gardens on both sides of the river - both sides are vastly different!
Blackdown Tableland - Feel like a drive? Blackdown Tableland National Park is only a 2 hour drive away.
The Gemfields - If fossicking for gems is more your thing, The Gemfields is a 45-minute drive from Emerald. A perfect day trip destination!
You can find some further ideas for exploring the Central Highlands here:
Emerald has several shopping complexes for all the essentials - Coles, Woolworths, IGA, Big W, retail stores, etc.