Lightning Ridge In Just 1 Day

Try one of the many gourmet cafes; Opal Street Cafe or Busy Bee Cafe, make time to visit the Australian Opal Centre, check out 100 million year old opalised fossils. Say hi to John the only black opal mining cactus farmer in the world at Bevan's Cactus Nursery, take in the awesome street art or take a visit to John Murray’s Art Gallery.

Pick up a copy of the Car Door Tours map; strung in the trees and leaning in easily seen places, the doors point you towards some of the Ridge's best attractions. Pick the Opal Mine Adventure or Chambers of the Black Hand for a fascinating look into the underground world of mining.

Enjoy sunset from Nettleton's First Shaft Lookout. In the evening make sure you've booked seats for SPARK - An opal-centric outdoor cinematic experience; sit back under the stars, and be back in time for dinner at Brunos Intalian Restaurant or The Wattle Bistro