Opal Mine Adventure Lightning Ridge

Opal Mine Adventure

Opal Mine Adventure has previously been called the “Walk in Mine.” It is the most easily accessed mine in Lightning Ridge.

You’ll see underground as the miners do, without the hassles. Lighting supports your visit without detracting from your experience, and wide stairs and rails enable you to take your time. You have plenty to see and do. You also enjoy a movie which highlights the culture of Lightning Ridge and its opal mining industry and also another showing what could happen in a day’s mining.

Mine Experience: When you take a tour underground you will see the layers of opal clay and the beautiful sandstone roof.  

On-site Opal Field: Check out some of the machinery that adorns the mine site. They’re sure to spark memories and conversations with other visitors. Also, as you explore the site, you may gain an appreciation for the ingenuity of miners who make do with whatever is at hand to make their work a little easier.

Fossicking: Take time to experience the thrill of finding your own “rough” opal. Unwashed fossicking heaps means you have a chance to find what the miners missed. The treasure is out there You never know, what you might find! Some people like to come prepared with gloves or small spades or even a small container in which to carry their treasure. Sun hats are recommended and a water bottle could be very handy.

  • Mine Experience
  • Bookings not required
  • Large Showroom
  • Fossicking
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Cold Drinks
  • Group packages available

Open 7 days per week; Self Guided Tours all day.


02 6829 0473


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