Emerald is in the central highlands of Queensland. This was our next stop after staying at Jericho Showgrounds.
The visitors centre is home to the big Easel which is a staggering 25 metres high. The painting of Van Gogh's sunflowers is one of seven reproductions in the world by artist Cameron Cross.
Emerald has a sunflower festival each year so is an apt place to have this mammoth painting.
Camping in Emerald
If you have WikiCamps you will see Emerald RV Camp ground and Emerald Tourist park are in the same place.
The Tourist park has a large grassed area for self contained RV's, this is the cheaper camp.
RV Camp Ground
This is a large grass area big enough for any size rig. If you are self contained this is a great option. Only $12pn for two people and right in town. You have use of the dump point etc. at the park.
We chose to stay in the park as we wanted to stay hooked up.
As I got to the reception the man greeting me looked familiar. I realised I had been watching him (Trav) and his wife (Lauren) on You Tube for a few months before we hit the road. Their channel was “Vlog Oz” but is now named “Freedom Followers”.
They are a young couple who have videos on there travels around Australia. Very inspiring when your looking at doing the same.
They stop to work along the way and have been doing up caravan parks.
They had now finished Emerald Tourist park and were about to hit the road again.
The park is nice and grassy and has slabs to park next to. You can make use of the camp kitchen/BBQ area which is conveniently located by the laundry and toilets. Check out Emerald Tourist parks Facebook page here.
Whether you are wanting the full tourist park or the cheaper camp ground, this is a handy place to stop. Don't forget to check out the Big Easel and the great tourist information centre.