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


Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Join our friendly touring company in the search for the elusive Black Opal. See above ground mining operations, camps and castles, hear stories and fables of the Ridge and fossick for opal! Enjoy exclusive access into Astronomers Monument, an incredible concrete castle and Fred Bodel's camp, the oldest miner's camp at Lightning Ridge. Guided tour through Amigo's Castle and see our private opal display. Learn all you need to know about our beautiful gem stone and more....including a complimentary Devonshire tea served at PLATFORM 1, the Flying Potsman's historic red rattler train carriage!


Departs: daily (Summer Tours 8.15am)

Free pickup from your accommodation

Features: Opal cutting demonstration, Exclusive access into Fred Bodel's Camp, Exclusive access into Astronomer's Monument, Guided tour through Amigo's Castle, fossick for opal, informative talk on Black Opal, Lunatic Hill open cut and hear the history of our opal bearing ridges, complimentary Devonshire tea and most importantly, friendly guides that are real opal miners guaranteeing an unforgettable experience.

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.

For more details and pricing, please go to their Website