Lightning Ridge Artists & Galleries: visiting the Ridge, it is easy to see why it is a mecca for artists. It is one of those places that nurtures the artistic spirit. . From traditional indigenous art, through to contemporary and onto the vibrant artwork that conveys the outback and its characters; there is something for everyone at the Ridge.
Local artists reveal a lot about the town and its culture. From a broad range of backgrounds, they capture to essence of the town, its people and the characteristics of Outback Australia.
Lightning Ridge attractions provide something for everyone. From the rejuvenating waters of the Bore Baths to touring an opal mine and everything in between.Our interactive map will help you find all the great attractions around Lightning Ridge.
The magnificent Lightning Ridge Black Opal is certainly well worth visiting the Ridge for, but it does not end there... there are attractions aplenty from Outback theatre, underground sculptures, bore baths, galleries, jewellers and unique people (just to name a few).
Take a step back in time, or try your luck fossicking, whatever your taste, there is something to tickle everyone's fancy.
Lightning Ridge Accommodation: Whether you plan to stay overnight, for a week, or even longer, there is a great range of accommodation options in the Ridge; close to town or far from the 'maddening' crowd.
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.