Lightning Ridge has a large variety of accommodation to cater for every style and budget...from the business traveller to families, whatever the accommodation you need.....we've got it.

The Lightning Ridge community provides a wide range of comfortable amenities, including a choice of quality Motels, charming B&B, cosy family cottages, convenient caravan parks with camping & cabin facilities, centrally located holiday units, restful holiday cabins & units, peaceful outback Bunkhouses & cottages& backpacker style accommodation.

Black Opal Motel


Phone: 02 6829 0518 - Website Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located in the main street, providing a friendly atmosphere and service with a smile. Comfortable rooms with ensuites, in-room safes and security. Reverse cycle air-conditioning, direct dial phones, fax facilities and off street parking. Guests are welcome to use the free barbecue facilities and outdoor area.

Prices start: Single room $69, Double $80,  Twin Share $85, Extra Person $10. Delicious country brekkies to your room start at $6.60


Bluey Motel


Phone: 02 6829 0380 - Website - 32 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located friendly owner/operated motel

Prices start: Single $75, Double/Twin $85 Centrally located in Morilla Street and is a home away from home for the weary traveller. Rooms are comfortable and feature Split inverter air-con's with remote, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, and remote television. Guests are welcome to use the lovely BBQ facilities and there is free broadband wireless to every room. Also available on site is a guest laundry, off street parking and a car wash bay.




Phone: 02 6828 1124 - Website - Gwydir Highway Walgett, NSW

Caloola, on the banks of the Barwon River, is a working sheep property, managed with respect for the natural environment. A great stop over experience on the Darling River run, also the western route between Melbourne and Brisbane. There are several residences which have been renovated to offer excellent accommodation after a day exploring the outback. Enjoy a cup of tea with Bev and Richard and hear stories about the local area.

Squatters Room

Queen bed and ensuite

$195/double, including breakfast

Bunk Room

Single bunk beds


$50/child, including breakfast in conjunction with the Coolabah Room.

Coolibah Room

Queen bed - Three way bathroom

$185/double including breakfast

Gumnut Flat

This self-contained accommodation offers privacy with your own kitchenette and renovated bathroom. The separate bedroom has a queen size bed.

$175/double including breakfast


Chasin' Opal Holiday Park


Phone: 02 6829 0448 Website10 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge

Great Location! Only 200 metres from the Bowling Club, 3 mins walk to the main shopping centre and situated in a quiet family park is this NEW Cabin/Unit complex. All Cabins have been caringly fitted out and most cabin/units have their own individual balcony. All Cabins contain ensuites, Split Systems air cons, T.V.'s, Clock radios & fully equipped kitchens. All

Linen, crockery/cutlery is provided in the price. Guest laundry onsite and undercover BBQ facilities. YOUR PERFECT OUTBACK STAY!

Prices start: Please view our website for all cabin rates


Crocodile Caravan Park


Phone: 02 6829 0437 - Website - Morilla St, Lightning Ridge

Family owned and operated small park situated in the middle of town. Enjoy a BBQ in our camp kitchen, watch TV, listen to music, play pool or darts, just relax in the lounge reading a good book or cool off in the pool.

We offer a range of accommodation including fully equipped En-Suite cabins, standard cabins, budget On-Site Vans and grassed Powered Sites. We also offer camp kitchen, laundry facilities, clean amenities, private Disabled shower/toilet, Eftpos, and LP Gas refills available, Pets on approval.

Prices start: En-Suite Cabins $90D, Standard Cabins $70D, On-Site Vans $45D, Powered Sites $30D * Weekly rates available.


Fossickers Cottages


Phone: 02 6829 0066 - Website - Cnr Harlequin and Onyx Streets, Lightning Ridge

Two fully self contained cottages in the heart of Lightning Ridge. Opal Cottage is a small one bedroom cottage overlooking the old opal fields with a view to the west for some of the most beautiful sunsets you might ever see. This cute little home away from home is 'neat as a pin' with peaceful gardens established over 15 years ago. Harlequin Cottage was built over 30 years ago as a four room miner's hut. It has grown over the years into a cute two bedroom cottage that you will welcome at the end of a busy day enjoying the sites of Lightning Ridge.

Prices start:

  • Opal Cottage: 1 bedroom - maximum 4 guests
  • Harlequin Cottage: 2 bedrooms - maximum 6 guests 
Please visit our website or call us on (02) 6829 0066 for all rates.

Lightning Ridge Holiday Park

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Phone: 02 6829 0532 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Website - 44 Harlequin Street, Lightning Ridge.

NEW OWNERS! Family owned and operated

Relax, unwind and enjoy the sights the Lighting Ridge Holiday Park and surrounding region has to offer. The Lightning Ridge Holiday Park is located in the centre of the Ridge, with a short walk to the shops, cafes, art galleries, attractions and the artesian baths. We are also less than 200 meters from the famous Olympic Aquatic Swimming Complex, which includes wave pool, 50 meter Olympic swimming pool, slides, indoor heated diving complex, rock climbing wall and so much more. 

The Lightning Ridge Holiday Park is pet friendly and is set on 4.2 Acres with spacious powered and un powered sites, 4 en-suite sites and 4 family cabins. 

While staying at the Lightning Ridge Holiday Park you can enjoy an evening around the  fire pit and make use of our BBQ area you can even join us for happy hour which happens daily at the BBQ area. Other facilities include dump point, guest laundry and FREE WIFI.  

Our reception is open daily from 8am - 6pm.

Prices Start from;

  • Unpowered Tent site Grassed or Gravel - $15
  • Unpowered Camper Trailer Site Grassed or Gravel - $20
  • Unpowered (Stanley Special) - $10 (situated on spare block)
  • Powered Site - $28
  • En suite powered - $45
  • En suite Cabin - $85
  • All prices are based on two people - Each additional person/child is charged $5 per person

Lightning Ridge Outback Resort & Caravan Park


Phone: 02 6829 0304 Website Onyx Street, Lightning Ridge

Are you towing a Caravan, Camping or wanting a modern Motel room or Self-Contained Cabin?

With the resort and caravan park completing a REFURBISHMENT, to upgrade facilities and motel accommodation, it is definitely the ideal place for your next holiday destination. Bring the kids, holiday with your friends, take your staff for a team trip and explore Lightning Ridge.

The resort is easy to find at the entrance of town, where you are centrally located within a short stroll to the diverse shopping centre and Lightning Ridge's famous attractions.

Located amidst 10 acres of lovely landscaped gardens and beautiful surrounding 'oasis in the outback' and offers a wide range of accommodation styles, lounge & hotel bar (only Hotel/Pub in town), bottle shop, entertainment and Nobbies restaurant & bistro (Opening & Closing hours -

During your stay enjoy BBQ facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and playground - we have something for you to enjoy during any season. Our friendly staff are there to ensure your visit to the "Black Opal Capital of the World" is a pleasant and enjoyable one. We can also help book your tours and site seeing activities.

For the latest promotion deals, visit and make your reservation online.

Prices start from:

Motel: Single $110, Double/Twin $120-$130, Triple $135, Family $240 (connecting rooms)

Cabin with Ensuite: Single $75, Double $80, Triple $85, 4 people $90, 5 people $95

Cabin without Ensuite: Single $70, Double $75, Triple $80, 4 people $85, 5 people $90

Powered Van Sites: Single/Double $28, Triple $33, 4 people $38, 5 people $43

Unpowered Campers: Single $17, Double $22, Extra Person $5 each


Lorne Station


Phone: 02 6829 1869 - Website - Lorne Road , Lightning Ridge

No bells and whistles just pure country hospitality! Situated on 10,000 acres - just minutes from town, Lorne Station offers a variety of accommodation to suit your budget and needs. Tent, Powered, Unpowered Sites, Bunk Houses, Communal Kitchen, Fully Self Contained Houses, Fire Ring, Pet Friendly, laundry.

Lorne Station has dams available for yabbying to been done. You can also fossick for Opals all over the property ask at the office for the hot spots. If your a fan of local wildlife you are sure to see some whilst staying at Lorne Station. The old woolshed has been set up as an art gallery with sculptures that tell the story of Opal ining in Lightning Ridge. Please enquire at the office for viewing times.    

 Prices start:

  • 1-4 bedroom self contained houses from $100 per night $420 per week
  • Bunkhouse rooms from $42 (2 singles or doubles inc. all linen and towels)
  • Powered sites $25 per night
  • Unpowered Caravan Sites $10.00 Per Person.
  • Standard and Ensuite Cabins POA

Opal Caravan Park


Phone: 02 6829 4884 - Website - 142 Pandora St, Lightning Ridge

Where holiday dreams are real!

The Opal Caravan Park built in 2011 is ideally located opposite the Hot Artesian Bore Baths. It is set in a natural and peaceful environment and is perfect for those looking for a retreat and blissful comfort.

Featuring plenty of large drive through powered sites, drive through en suite sites, camping sites and deluxe en suite cabins, this park caters for everybody.

Set among Large gum, Wilga and Leopardwood tress, this park has been designed with you in mind! The large, clean amenities block has roomy showers and ample facilities.

Why not take a swim in our new inground Swimming Pool CHANGE TO Relax in our heated Swimming Pool which is open all year.

The camp kitchen and fire pit are perfect for enjoying a BBQ and a quiet evening around the fire with new friends. Why not take a swim in our new in ground Swimming pool. You can stay in touch with your loved ones with FREE WIFI access and we are welcoming to your friends of the furry kind too!

All this, and only a few minutes' drive to the centre of town and many of the local attractions!

All Tour Buses pick up from the Opal Caravan Parks Reception daily.

With online booking facilities and reception open 8am – 6pm daily, we look forward to welcoming you soon!

Prices Start

  • 70 powered (drive through) sites…$35
  • Unpowered sites and camping…$27
  • 10 Ensuite Caravan/Camping sites (drive through) $55 for 1 night or $50 per night for 2 or more nights.
  • Self-Contained Cabins with ensuite…from $110

Upon check-in present your Ridge-e-didge VIP Card and receive a free Souvenir postcard


Sonja's Bed and Breakfast


Phone: 02 6829 2010 - Website - 60 Butterfly Ave, Lightning Ridge

Enjoy comfortable home-style accommodation right beside the opal fields, yet close to shops and attractions. Stay at Sonja's for private entrances and facilities, off street parking, themed ensuite rooms, delicious breakfasts and an outdoor barbecue. Single travellers, couples, families and groups of up to 10 are welcome.

Prices start:

  • With Cooked Breakfast Single $130, Double $170, Family4 $240, Extra person $25
  • With Continental Breakfast Single $125, Double $160, Family4 $220, Extra person $40
  • Without Breakfast Single $110, Double $130, Family $160, Extra person $45
  • Specials 7 nights stay 1 night free or 3 nights stay 10% discount
  • Package 2 People: Two nights, two breakfast, two tours $390
  • Package 1 Person: Two nights, two breakfast, two tours $285

** Specials and Packages not available Peak Times


Wallangulla Motel


Phone: 02 6829 0542 - Website - Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located in the heart of Opal Country, this motel is ideally located and is close to all shops.

Directly opposite the Wallangulla Motel is the Bowling Club, who are owners of the Motel. Motel guests can take advantage of the opportunity to charge back all meals and drinks purchased at the club.

You can relax in one of our 43 modern rooms, stylish and executive suites with spa's, air-conditioning, free wireless internet and free BBQ area.

Breakfast is available daily in the "Brekkie" room serving continental and cooked breakfasts.

Tours depart daily from the motel and we are only too happy to organise these for you.

10% discount for any Bowling Club members.

We welcome coaches and offer attractive group and coach packages.
Great service, style and affordability make the Wallangulla the best place to stay whilst enjoying your stay in the Ridge.

Prices start: 

Potch Court Single from $80.00 per night
Gem Court Single from $110.00 per night