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NSW Outback Tours

NSW Outback Tours

NSW Outback Tours operate in New South Wales Outback from Sydney & Broken Hill – and include tours to Broken Hill, Cobar, Lightning Ridge, Jenolan Caves, Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Hill End, Mudgee wine and gold country, Tibooburra, Cameron Corner, Snowy Mountains, Mootwingee, Mungo and many extra-ordinary National Parks from coast to country.

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2 Day Sydney to Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley via Mudgee & Gold Country

Includes Blue Mountains Three Sisters & Echo Point, Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee & Hunter Valley vineyards

3 Day – Blue Mountains, Mudgee wines, Hunter Valley & Lightning Ridge Opals

Includes Blue Mountains Three Sisters & Echo Point, Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee & Hunter Valley vineyards, Warrumbungles Mountains, underground Opal Mine tour, opal buyers traders markets

3 Day Jenolan Caves, Hill End, Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley

Walk in the world’s oldest caves –  Jenolan caves are over 340 million years old! with some of the world’s most spectacular crystals in the World Heritage Blue Mountains, and experience the best of Mudgee & Hunter Valley wines, and Aboriginal sacred sites & rock art .

3 Day – Cobar & Canowindra via Blue Mountains

with Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (wool, copper & gold), Ages of (ancient) Fishes Museum in Canowindra, plus at Parkes “The Dish” giant radio telescope that relayed the 1st moon landing.

3 Days Sydney to Broken Hill

Incuding Broken Hill mine & town tour, via Blue Mountains, Bathurst (gold rush & Bushranger town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (copper & gold), Wilcannia (old paddle steamer wool port on the Darling River)

4 Day Sydney to Broken Hill via Blue Mountains & Cobar

Including Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (copper & gold), Mt Grenfell Aboriginal Rock Art, Wilcannia (old wool shipping port town on the Darling River, Broken Hill mine & Desert Sculptures & town highlights tour.

4 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour via Lightning Ridge, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley

Experience the Warrumbungles Mountains, Blue Mountains, Three Sisters & Echo Point, Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee & Hunter Valley vineyards, Warrumbungles Mountains, underground Opal Mine tour, opal buyers traders markets and the culture, history and wines or overnight in Port Stephens on Nelson Bay near with optional swim / surf or whale or dolphin watch cruise).

4 Day NSW / QLD Cameron Corner Country 4WD Tour

Broken Hill to Broken Hill tour via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka. From Sydney options Details

4 Day Darling River Run via Bourke & Broken Hill

4 day Darling River Run via Bourke & Broken Hill – from Sydney or Adelaide (5 days) or Broken Hill – via White Cliffs opals, Tilpa, Louth, Gundabooka National Park, Bourke river cruise, Nyngan, Explore Outback NSW Rivers and Wetlands Details

Darling River Run, Macquarie Marshes, Brewarrina, Bourke, Tilpa, Louth, White Cliffs & Broken HillTour – Connect with the wonder of 35,000 birds breeding in these revitalized Macquarie Marshes. Tour from Sydney (or reverse from Broken Hill or Adelaide), via Macquarie Marshes NPBack O’ Bourke, Gundabooka National Park, and the banks of Australia’s longest, the Darling River, plus Kinchega National Park and  Menindee Lakes. Sydney to Broken Hill. Return by train or plane, or continue to Adelaide for Lake Eyre. 

From Sydney to Broken Hill or Adelaide option + Lake Eyre tour options

 

From Sydney – Macquarie Marshes, Menindee Lakes & Broken Hill – 3 days to Explore Outback NSW Rivers and Wetland highlights now teaming with life after rejuvenation floods. Includes 1 night to explore Macquarie Marshes NP, before Kinchega National Park and Menindee Lakes and 1 or 2 nights in Broken Hill. Return by train or plane, or Cameron’s Corner optionally continue with us to Lake Eyre. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne. 3 nights accommodated 4WD tour – $1,850

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Corner Country Tours from Sydney & Broken Hill

4 & 5 day NSW / QLD / SA Corner Country 4WD Tour via Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka

NSW / QLD Cameron Corner Country 4WD Tour via Broken Hill, Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 4 days from & return to Broken Hill (or Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne by rail, fly or coach) April 2-5 (meets Indian Pacific train from Sydney), – Ask about other dates or …. Join this tour from SYDNEY – March 23 or 26

From Sydney – Macquarie Marshes, Menindee Lakes & Broken Hill – 3 days to Explore Outback NSW Rivers and Wetlands after rejuvenation floods. Explore Macquarie Marshes NP, before Kinchega National Park and Menindee Lakes and 1 or 2 nights in Broken Hill. Return by train or plane, or Cameron Corner Country touroptionally continue with us to Lake Eyre. Connection options to Sydney, Broken Hill or Melbourne.

Corner Country from Broken Hill to Alice Springs via Tibooburra, Milparinka, Cameron Corner, Moomba, Innamincka, Birdsville, Boulia – Explore in the footsteps of Burke & Wills (visit the Dig Tree) this remote and fascinating area around the junction of the NSW, QLD & SA borders. 5 days from Broken Hill (or Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne by rail, fly or coach options available) – ask for details Join this tour from SYDNEY – March 23 or 26

Lightning Ridge Opals Tours

Sydney to Outback New South Wales ( NSW ) safari tour via Blue Mountains, Mudgee wines, Wollomi National Park, Warrumbungle Mountains, Lightning Ridge opals, hot springs, Mt Kaputar, Hunter Valley (+ Canberra and South Coast options – ask)

  • Wildlife in the wild. See koalas, emus, kangaroos, reptiles, wallabies, stunning native birds and much more
  • Buy cheap opal at traders prices from the source at Lightning Ridge
  • Meet real Australian’s and local Aboriginal people in communities
  • Other tour options include Broken Hill, Lake Mungo NP, Gundabooka National Park, Bourke

Black Opals from Lightning Ridge Outback NSW Tour

Black Opals from Lightning Ridge New South Wales,  Outback NSW Tour

 

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2 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tours

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2 Day Lightning Ridge Outback NSW

Elements of the 3 day Blue Mountains, Lightning Ridge, Hunter Valley tour are available in this 2 day option, but driving distance limits days activities. This option is offered primarily to visit Lightning Ridge, but your preferences can be catered for – please call or email to discuss your objectives.

2 Day Blue Mountains, Country NSW and Hunter Valley

Wild Kangaroos Three Sisters Blue Mountains Waterfall Walk Blue Mountains

Day 1 – Pick up from your Sydney accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley before a morning tea at Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains. Option for descent into the Jamieson Valley via scenic railway and return by cable car – a great ride !

Beyond Govetts Leap we descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range to Lithgow and from Pearson’s Lookout view the Blue Mountains region and Wollomi National Park in this World Heritage area. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and wine tasting. Often we see wild kangaroos as we travel these areas. Travel to the old gold mining town, and historic Gulgong, the town that was on the $10 note. Overnight locally in a motel (twin /triple share or B&B – upgrades available) Choose your accommodation options when booking. Dine in town at the numerous options available (dinner own expense).

Day 2 – Depart for the awesome drive through the Goulburn River National Park and spectacular mountain passes to the village of Sandy Hollow (great arts and coffee stop) in the Hunter Valley. Travel through small rural town on the Golden Highway, via some of Australia’s most prestigious thoroughbred horse studs, and cattle country. We see the vast coal mines of the Hunter Valley before our stop at some local wineries for wine tasting a full range of wines from various vineyards, and a delicious lunch. If willing, we can also visit the Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, a Cheese factory for cheese tasting and a fudge factory … mmm. Wildlife are waiting for us at a nearby wildlife park (closed Wednesdays). Here we can take a close up look and see most of the famous Ozzie wild ones including koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, dingoes, wombats, echidnas and a great array of native birds. Sydney is a couple of hours away and we cross the mighty Hawkesbury River before travel through Sydney’s leafy northern suburbs to arrive your hotel approx 6pm.

2 Day Sydney to Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley via Mudgee & Gold Country …includes 1 night motel accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 2 lunches, 1 breakfasts. All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport. $895 per person includes GST (min. 2)

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Hunter Valley Vineyards Wollomi National Park from Hunter Valley

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Other 2 day tours include Jenolan Caves, Hill End & Sofala, Canberra, Snowy Mountains, South Coast, North Coast, Port Stephens & Barrington Tops

3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tours

Lightning Ridge via Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley

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Day 1 – Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley before a morning tea at Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains.

Descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range and from Pearson’s Lookout view the Blue Mountains region and Wollomi National Park in this World Heritage area. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and enjoy wine  tasting. Travel on through old gold mining towns, and historic Gulgong – the town on the $10 note. See wild kangaroos and emus as we travel through Warrumbungle National Park. Dine at own expense in town (numerous options) and consider a visit to the Sky Watch Observatory to view the night sky through their giant telescope. This area experiences some of the clearest skies in the world, hence the nearby Siding Springs Observatory. Enjoy motel style accommodation this evening.

Day 2: After a healthy breakfast travel through the Pilliga Scrub region on Backcountry dirt roads. Arrive Lightning Ridge, home to Australia’s beautiful black opal. Visit an underground mine and see how the mining community lives. Buy your opals direct from the Opal Cutters and Wholesalers at huge discounts to City prices. Enjoy a swim in the healing waters of the hot Artesian spring baths. Overnight Lightning Ridge motel.

Day 3: Depart Lightning Ridge for the return journey to Sydney via huge sheep stations and some of the largest fields of wheat and cotton in the world. Witness the majestic 1520 m high Mt Kaputar dominating this ancient volcanic landscape. Visit Mt Kaputar foothills and see an ancient and massive organ pipe lava flow (time permitting). Lunch in a “Country Pub”. Travel on through the Liverpool Ranges, and Scone, the heart of horse breeding country in Australia. Time permitting enjoy some wine tasting in the Hunter Valley before arrival in Sydney approximately 7:00 pm

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  • Wine tastings
  • Wild wildlife!!
  • Discount opal buying
  • Aboriginal art and real Aussie county folk
  • National Parks entry fees.
  • Visit to Aboriginal Art communities for “direct from artist” purchases.
  • Proportion of tour price supports Outback Kids Fund & Nature Care projects.

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3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW

Jenolan Caves, Hill End via Blue Mountains, Mudgee & Hunter Valley

Walk in the world’s oldest caves – over 340 million years old! with some of the world’s most spectacular crystals in the World Heritage Blue Mountains, and experience the best of Mudgee & Hunter Valley wines, and Aborigianla sacred sites & rock art .
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3 Sisters Blue Mountains Australia tour
Hunter Valley Vineyards Biamme Aboriginal rock art in HunterValley 3 Sisters Blue Mountains National Park

Day 1 – Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley. Enjoy the spectacular view from Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grosse Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest. Descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range to the western slopes, then down the scenic Jenolan Caves road for a cave tour or nature walk.

Jenolan Caves are the world’s oldest dated caves-over 340 million years old! They contain some of the world’s most spectacular calcite crystal formations, which since 1838 have entranced visitors.

Regarded as Australia’s most outstanding cave system – with 11 spectacular show caves, multi-lingual self-guided tour, pure underground rivers and amazing formations – Jenolan Caves is among the finest and oldest cave systems in the world.

Jenolan Caves is in a huge nature reserve which forms part of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You can stroll along a choice of scenic bush tracks (from easy to strenuous), picnic at the Blue Lake, and in the quiet of the early morning or at dusk, see native animals and birds. On almost any day you can spot a platypus, and if overnighting, you are sure to see kangaroos. After a caves tour and nature walk, we enjoy a delicious meal at the local restaurant, before overnight at Caves House.

Day 2: After a healthy breakfast travel through the mountain region to the timber town of Oberon, then the scenic drive into Bathurst. Bathurst was home to New South wales first big gold rush in the 1850s and became home to the Cobb & Co (stage) coach company, who ran the largest transport network in the world with 6,000 horses running daily. Enjoy a look at local history, and this truly pioneering country town before we “head for the hills” and back country via the quaint old gold mining town of Sofala. Rom here we wind our way along the bridle track following the Turon River, to Hill End.

Some history – In 1851, gold was discovered at Hill End, and by 1872, at the height of the great gold rush, the town was the largest inland settlement in NSW. With its museum displays and many preserved buildings, Hill End offers a fascinating insight into the 19th-century gold rush.

This well-preserved, former Bathurst gold-mining town is set in an isolated valley surrounded by rugged mountains and gorges. The rugged scenery has inspired many renowned Australian painters, including Donald Friend and Russell Drysdale, who painted some of the finest Australian landscapes of the 20th century.

In its heyday in the 1870s, Hill End had a population of 10,000 and boasted a kilometre of colourful shopfronts, including 28 pubs, an opium den and an oyster bar. Today you can take a self-guided tour of the gold-rush streetscape, go underground at the Bald Hill Mine or join a ‘fossicking’ tour and search for gold among mounds of old mine tailings.

Time here to enjoy the local history, before travelling back country trails, to arrive at Mudgee, and prosperous volcanic soil wine growing area. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and enjoy wine tasting at a premium local winery.

Travel on through the old gold mining & historic town of Gulgong – the town (that was) on the $10 note We then head for Ulan, and the Goulburn River & Wollomi National Park, where we take a walk in this beautiful nature. We likely see wild kangaroos as we travel through dense forests and spectacular rock and mountain scenery to descend into the Hunter Valley. Overnight Sandy Hollow.

Day 3: Depart through picturesque rural properties, crossing the Goulburn & Hunter Valley (The Twin Rivers) to follow the Golden Highway in the foothills of Wollomi National Park. We visit the sacred Aboriginal “Biamme Cave” with a massive Aboriginal cave painting depicting the supreme Aboriginal creator spirit Biamme, with outstretched arms caring over his people. (Known as the “rope man” in the Pacific Islands. Learn of local Aboriginal history, and landmarks before we enjoy lunch at a scenic vineyard picnic area. We travel through Broke an the historic village of Wollombi (more wine tasting options) before arriving in the heart of the Lower Hunter Valley, Pokolbin. Lots of treats here including many boutique wineries, the Hunter Valley Gardens, Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, Cheese tasting and more. A local Wildlife park visit options is also available to ensure close encounters of the furry kind with koalas, kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian Devils, crocodiles and more. After a full day we travel back to Sydney crossing the mighty & scenic Hawkesbury River, travelling back into the city via the leafy north shore suburbs, arriving approximately 6pm.

 

3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tours – Costs


3 day tours include 
2 nights accommodation (based on twin share), morning and afternoon teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts.  All fees, professional guide, luxury 4WD transport (Toyota Landcruiser or similar). Two dinners at own expense in local restaurant of your choice. Cost including GST, for twin share AUD $1495 per person. Single supplement add $135. Group of 3 sharing, same as twin share rate.

Departs on demand. Rate based on minimum of 2 people.

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4 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour

Add an extra night to your 3 day tour with a night in the Hunter Valley to relax & enjoy the history and wines or overnight in Port Stephens on Nelson Bay near Newcastle (with optional swim / surf or whale or dolphin watch cruise)
Cost for 4 day tour $1895 twin share. Single supplement add $195. Group of 3 sharing, same as twin share rate.

Departs on demand. Rate based on minimum of 2 people.

 

2 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour

Elements of  the 3 day tour are available but driving distance limits days activities. This option is offered primarily to visit Lightning Ridge, but your preferences can be catered for – please call or email to discuss your objectives.

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2 Day Sydney to Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley via Mudgee & Gold Country …includes 1 night motel accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 2 lunches, 1 breakfast. All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport. $895 per person includes GST (rates based on minimum of 2 persons)3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour with Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley & Lightning Ridge,includes … 2 nights accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts.  All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport – AUD$ 1495 pp includes GST

3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour with Cobar & Canowindra via Blue Mountains (Three Sisters & Echo Point walk), Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (copper & gold), Ages of Fishes Museum in Canowindrahttp://www.ageoffishes.org.au , Parkes “The Dish” radio telescope, Sydney. Tour includes 2 nights accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts. All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport – AUD$ 1495 per person includes GST

3 Days, 2 nights ending in Broken Hill (including mine & town highlights tour) via Blue Mountains (Three Sisters & Echo Point walk), Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (copper & gold), Wilcannia (old wool shipping port town on the Darling River) Tour includes 3 nights accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts. All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport. Tour ends in Broken Hill return to Sydney or Melbourne by air or rail, or return tour with us option. AUD$ 1495 includes GST. Minimum 2 persons

4 Day Sydney to Broken Hill via Blue Mountains & Cobar – (Three Sisters & Echo Point walk), Bathurst (gold rush town), Mudgee wines, Cobar (copper & gold), Mt Grenfell Aboriginal Rock Art, Wilcannia (old wool shipping port town on the Darling River, 4 day Tour including Broken Hill mine & Desert Sculptures & town highlights tour, plus 3 nights accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 4 lunches, 3 breakfasts. All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport – AUD$ 1195 per person includes GST. Tour ends in Broken Hill return to Sydney or Melbourne by air or rail, or return tour with us option. $1895 per person minimum 2 persons 

4 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour via Lightning Ridge, Blue Mountains & Hunter Valley  – includes 3 nights accommodation plus as above with a night in the Hunter Valley to relax & enjoy the history and wines or overnight in Port Stephens on Nelson Bay near Newcastle (with optional swim / surf or whale or dolphin watch cruise). Cost for 4 day tour $1895 per person twin share. Single supplement add $195. Group of 3 sharing, same as twin share rate.

3 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour includes … 2 nights accommodation, morning and afternoon teas, 3 lunches, 2 breakfasts.  All fees, professional guide, 4WD transport – AUD$ 1495 includes GST

4 Day Sydney to Outback NSW Tour includes as above plus total 3 nights accommodation with a night in the Hunter Valley to relax & enjoy the history and wines or overnight in Port Stephens on Nelson Bay near Newcastle (with optional swim / surf or whale or dolphin watch cruise). Cost for 4 day tour $1895 twin share. Single supplement add $195. Group of 3 sharing, same as twin share rate.

 


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 Lightning Ridge Attractions …

The Lightning Ridge attractions are as varied and as unique as the colourful stone the miner’s search for. You are able to soak in the FREE hot and therapeutic gift of artesian water, experience mining or visit one of the unique collections and homes of the characters of the Ridge. Take a step back in time, or kill time fossicking – whatever you like, there is something to tickle everyone’s fancy.

Artesian Bore Baths
A trip to the Ridge would not be complete without a visit to the FREE Artesian Bore Baths. At the end of a hard day fossicking and exploring, there is nothing quite as therapeutic as a long soak in the naturally heated thermal baths. Allow the water to soothe your aches while you gaze at the starry night sky and enjoy the serenity. Bliss!
Opening Hours: 24 hours/all year round
Cost: FREE
Features: One large bathing pool and one small pool, Toilets/Showers
Location: Pandora Street, Lightning Ridge

Astronomer’s Monument
Take the time to browse this incredible feat of engineering and truly experience the eccentric mind of one of the Ridge’s late characters. The walls of this ‘concrete folly’ have been carefully and lovingly inscribed and you can journey through the mind of its creator and wonder…
Not open to the public – but stop and have a look and read about the builder on the front gate. (On the red car door tour).

Bevan’s Black Opal and Cactus Nursery
Said to be the largest display of old and rare cactus in southern hemisphere, this garden is a labor of love and well worth a look! Meet the only black opal mining cactus farmers in the world!
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm 7 days
Cost: $5 adults $2 children
Features: Hundreds of Cactus… Lightning Ridge Souvenirs and of course Black Opals

Black Queen
The Black Queen: Outstanding Outback Theatre… with a twist
Completely surprising. The Award Winning Black Queen is an inspiring collection of intertwining stories weaved together and told in a wonderfully mysterious way. Expect the unexpected.
Open daily March – Nov. Performances 9am, 1pm & 5pm or by appointment.
www.blackqueen.com.au

Bird of Paradise Art Gallery
Local artist, Paul Bird, established the Bird of Paradise Art Gallery in 1977. Paul enjoys the challenge of painting the unique Lightning Ridge landscape, reflecting the beautiful colours of opal Built by Paul, his large gallery/studio is situated on the deep 3-mile opal field, where visitors cannot only view paintings, but also fossick for opal on the nearby diggings.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm daily
Features: Artworks, mining information, fossicking
Location: Deep 3-mile opal field 3kms from P.O.

Bottle House
A unique structure and an intriguing example of innovative architecture. Originally a miner’s camp, the Bottle House now houses an astonishing collection of artefacts and other items of interest.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm 7 days
Cost: $5 adults, Children free
Features: Friendly Service and souvenirs
Location: 60 Opal Street, Lightning Ridge

Down to Earth Opals
Down to Earth Opals houses one of the best collections of solid Lightning Ridge opal anywhere in Australia. Their contemporary showroom is brimming with exquisite Opal jewellery hand made by a Master Goldsmith, original Aboriginal Art and stunning fashion jewellery.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm seven days
Features: Spectacular Opal Display, Hand Made Jewellery, Aboriginal Art and Fashion Jewellery

Everything Opal
Located conveniently in the main street, this shop has something for everyone.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon- Fri) 9am – 1pm (Saturday)
Features: Fine Jewellery, Opal Inlay, Unset Opals, sterling silver jewellery, body jewellery, souvenirs, diamond and gemstone jewellery, gold and silver chains and gifts
Location: 39 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Fossicking Heap
Whether you are old hat or it is your first time – there is nothing more exciting than that first bit of colour appearing beneath your fingertips as you scratch through the seemingly endless piles of white opal dirt. Good Luck!
Opening Hours: Daylight to Dusk
Features: The lure of the big find!
Location: Lightning Ridge Visitor Information Centre

Garrawal Aboriginal Artifacts Shop
A fine collection of aboriginal art showcasing many works by local artists living in the region. Various other aboriginal artifacts also for sale.
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm (Mon – Fri)
Features: Aboriginal art, paintings, pottery, furniture and carved emu eggs.
Location: 29 Nobby Rd, Lightning Ridge

Graeme Anderson’s Gemopal Pottery
Opening Hours: By appointment only

Features: This mad hatter likes experimenting with local clays and materials and the results are truly fantastic.
Location: Cnr of Potch and Pandora Sts (on the Bore Baths road next to the Goondee.)

GGS Opals
Gerd is the local Master Goldsmith and is an outstanding craftsman. Call in and see his personal collection of work – or have him set your newly fossicked (or purchased) opal.
Opening Hours: 9am – 12.30 and 2pm – 5pm (Mon- Fri) 9am – 12.30pm (Saturday)
Features: Hand made and designed jewellery customised to your taste
Location: Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

You can experience Aboriginal culture first hand at the Goondee Aboriginal Keeping Place. The centre showcases a collection of ancient Aboriginal tools and weapons used by tribes along the local inland rivers.

John Murray’s Art Gallery
You will be intrigued at the talent of local John Murray. His unique sense of humor and outback palette combines beautifully into some stunning and colourful masterpieces.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Mon-Fri) 9am – 1pm (Sat-Sun)
Features: Original Artwork by John Murray
Location: Opal Street, Lightning Ridge

Kangaroo Hill
A life of collection has led to this quirky Lightning ridge icon. A fabulous display of rocks, minerals, shells, bottles and antiques will have you captivated for hours as will the FREE fossicking heap outside.
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 5pm except Sundays (Closed Christmas Day)
Cost: $4 adults 50c children (group prices available)
Features: 1 hour FREE fossicking, Rocks and Mineral Display, Shells, Bottles and Antique Display, Souvenirs for Sale
Location: top of Opal Street, Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge Arts and Crafts Association
Displaying and selling a wide range of locally-made arts and crafts.
Opening Hours: (volunteer hours) 10am – 2pm 7 days
Features: Local Art, Craft and Pottery – exhibition of local art
Location: Pandora Street, Lightning Ridge (on the road to the Bore Baths)

Lightning Ridge Historical Society and Heritage Cottage
1932 Miners’ cottage and 1915 Cottage Hospital Gallery. Historical displays books and crafts.
Opening Hours: open 3 days a week, or by appointment, Telone for details.
Cost: Donations accepted
Features: Local history, books and souvenirs
Location: 9 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge Opal and Fossil Centre
Meet face to face with a life like dinosaur or examine the unique opalised fossils on display at this significant centre. Show your support for Lightning Ridge’ s journey to develop a world class Opal and Fossil Centre on the Three Mile Opal Field.
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm (Mon-Fri) or by appointment
Features: Lifelike dinosaur display and opalised fossil collection
Location: Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Lost Sea Opals
Feast your eyes on Lightning Ridge’s largest on display collection of opalised fossils – bones and plant material from an ancient inland sea. Also featuring stunning solid and inlay opal jewellery from the Lightning Ridge and the Boulder Opal Fields, this is a light and beautiful store.
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 6pm 7 days
Features: Display of opalised fossils, Stunning opal inlay jewellery, Silver jewellery, Boulder Opal jewellery, Solid Opal jewellery, Books
Location: Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Opal Cave
Lightning Ridge’s largest showroom. In the middle of town, opposite the Post Office. Created to look like an underground mine. We have the largest range of opal, jewellery, souvenirs, gifts, art and pottery.
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 5pm 7 days
Features: Rub and polish your own opal here! Also…Free Tour Guide for Coaches, Free Opal explanation. Opal Waterfall, Mineshaft with Underground miner. Booking Agent for Countrylink and Coach Companies
Location: Centre of town, Opposite Post Office, Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

The 5 Star Olympic Pool and Water Theme Park operates during the summer months. The Olympic Pool is handy for keeping fit and the Water Theme park for keeping the kids entertained.

Walk in Mine
If you want an authentic underground experience, then the Walk in Mine is just the place. Here you can feel first hand what it’s like to go below the earth and dig for opal. Originally a working mine, the Walk in Mine is a myriad of shafts and ballrooms that have been restored so visitors can glimpse the life of an opal miner.
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm seven days
Cost: starts from $5 adults $3 children (group packages available)
Features: Underground mining, Opal and Mining Information Talk video and opal and jewellery showroom
Location: Bald Hill Road, Lightning Ridge

 

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