Great Keppel Island Escape
Anakie is positioned at the Sapphire Gemfields 'crossroads' along the Capricorn Highway, and hosts Australia's largest sapphire exhibition, 'Gemfest - Festival of Gems' over four days each August. Visit the historic Anakie Hotel which had to be partially rebuilt in 1971 after a disgruntled patron blew out the front section with gelignite, the hotel now boast a fantastic new mural depicting the infamous event!
Anakie has your accommodation needs covered with a bed and breakfast, caravan park and hotel/motel. You can also enjoy the community's rejuvenated town dam area.
Each year Anakie plays host to Australia’s largest Sapphire Exhibition, ‘Gemfest – Festival of Gems’ over four days in August. The festival showcases exquisite gemstones and jewellery from local, national and international traders.