Emerald is an outback town in the Central Highlands of Queensland. However, you won’t find any emeralds here. Sapphires abound at the nearby gemfields where you’re encouraged to dig for your own treasures. Surrounded by the best of Queensland’s countryside, you can also explore Emerald’s stunning botanic gardens, the jagged peaks of Minerva National Park, go sailing on Lake Maraboon or see the world’s biggest reproduction of Van Gogh’s famous sunflower painting.View our Emerald travel guide
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Emerald (EMD)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Emerald
Melbourne to Emerald flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Melbourne to Emerald is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
When to visit
Depending on what you plan to see and do, the best time to visit Emerald for outdoor activities ranges between early March to late April. Visit during this time to enjoy the comfortable and cool autumn weather. Visits from mid-September to mid-December will offer a pleasantly warm spring.
What is the main airport called?
Emerald Airport (EMD).Opens in a new tab or window It is located 6km (4 miles) from the town centre on Springsure Road.
Arriving in Emerald
The friendly staff at Emerald Airport will welcome you on arrival. Once you collect your luggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Emerald from Emerald Airport
Emerald Airport is located 6km south of Emerald’s town centre. Taxis and car hire are located outside the terminal making getting into Emerald from the airport easy. Short and long-term parking are available at the airport, with a shuttle bus available to take passengers to the terminal.
Getting around Emerald
Emerald town centre is small enough to explore on foot, however taxis also service the centre. The Sapphire Gemfields and the Central highlands are best discovered by car, with car rental available.
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What is the main airport called?
Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.
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