Lightning Ridge Tours

One of the best ways to discover what makes Lighting Ridge so special is to be shown by a local and the are some great tour operators that can show you the best of what the Ridge has to offer. For those who prefer to explore the area at their own pace, there are the unique Car Door Tours.

Black Opal Tours


Pandora Street, Lightning Ridge

Join our friendly tour guides who are real opal miners - in your search for the elusive Black Opal. See above ground mining operations, camps, castles. Hear stories and fables of the Ridge. Fossick for opal! Enjoy exclusive access to the largest opal agitator ever built in Australia (weather permitting). Exclusive entry inside Fred Bodel's camp, the oldest miner's camp in Lightning Ridge. Opal cutting demonstration, opal explanation and opportunity to purchase from our exclusive collection. Learn all you need to know about our beautiful gemstone and more....enjoy a delicious complimentary Devonshire tea served at PLATFORM 1.
Departs: daily (8.15am & 12.15pm) (Summer 8.00am)
Free pickup from your accommodation

For more details and pricing, please go to their Website


Outback Opal Tours

Outback Opal Black

TOWN TOUR (3 hours) daily 9am & 2pm - 7 days a week See the best there is to see of the "Ridge". Highlights: guided underground mine tour, opal cutting & polishing demonstration, fossicking, visit famous Amigos castle, stories from past & present about our unique opal mining town.                        

FULL DAY TOUR - Grawin, Glengarry & Sheepyard Opal fields Minimum of 6 Adult bookings needed to run this tour - please contact us for availability

Take a trip back in time and experience what Lighting Ridge was like 20 years ago. You will visit all three bush pubs, war memorial & museum, great fossicking opportunities and so much more.

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