A Long Weekend in Outback, NSW: Lightning Ridge



  • Learn the shining history of this mining town 
  • Fossick for your own black opals in a working mine 
  • Take a dip in the two-million-year-old thermal Artesian bore baths 
  • Lunch with the quirky mining community at the Grawin ‘Club in the Scrub’ 
  • Discover a sandstone gallery 11 metres underground 
  • Browse local jewellery shops for the ultimate souvenir