Welcome to the Ridge!

Travelling through this vast land, one often discovers places that envelope the soul with tangible elements; a beautiful river, majestic native forests, indigenous culture, or unspoiled pristine beaches.

Every now and again though, one can come across a place where the same feeling is experienced without any tangible elements to account for that feeling.

Lightning Ridge, home of the unique Black Opal, is one of those places!

Get Ready for the Opal Festival in Lightning Ridge!

2018 is a blockbuster year for The Opal Festival in Lightning Ridge

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th July 2018.

ridge opal festival

Such is the allure of the Ridge, that many who initially planned to stay a day or so as part of a larger travel experience, end up staying a lifetime without being able to pinpoint the exact reason.

At the Ridge, one can experience underground sculptures, bottle-houses, antique lamps, castles, astronomy monuments, unique gardens, hills named 'Lunatic', 'Pig' and Bald', a pub crawl to 'The Pub in the Scrub', 'The Glengarry Hilton' and 'Sheepyard Flat', and even tour underground mines.

And how do you find all these things? Look out for a colored car door!

Make sense? ...

... probably not, but it will when you visit the Ridge!

Lighting Ridge Easter Festival

lightning ridge easter festival

Friday 30th March to Sunday 1st April, 2018