Tour guide Borko showing rough black opal

Outback Opal Tours

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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales

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48 B Morilla Street,
Lightning Ridge,
New South Wales
2834.

For the real deal, the outback mining experience comes on tour with Outback Opal Tours and see the best there is to see of the Ridge. Give your car a break, relax and let them drive you around unsealed roads. Hear colourful stories and entertaining history about the area and learn about their famous black opal. They are an accredited tour operator that offers a variety of daily tours. Their friendly tour guides are extremely passionate about the opal industry, and all have an opal mining background. As part of the daily Town Tour, you will go on a guided underground tour (Walk-In Mine), enjoy morning/afternoon tea, see Amigo's Castle, old miners’ camps like Gemseekers Paradise, an opal cutting demonstration and explore the town and surrounding opal fields. Full-Day Tours to Glengarry, Grawin, Sheepyard Opal fields and all bush pubs are available daily. Get an insight into the life of an opal miner and see how the locals live. It's a must for everyone wanting to experience something quite different, who loves fossicking and wants to learn more about the area including farming and wildlife. Large Group Tours, Coach Tours, Tag Along and Private Tours can also be organised....

Product Types

  • Adventure and Outdoors Tours
  • Cultural and Theme Tours
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Nature and wildlife
  • Full Day
  • Half Day or Less
  • Customised
  • Extended

Accreditation

  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe

Tours

  • Outback Opal Tours

    Lightning Ridge Home of Black Opal

    See the best of the Ridge with Outback Opal Tours in one of their air-conditioned buses with a friendly local tour guide. You will see the town's surrounding opal fields, see how the miners live, guided underground mine tour, Amigos famous Castle, opal cutting demonstration and much more on their daily Town Tours. Also available daily Full Day Tour to the Glengarry, Grawin and Sheepyard Opal Fields and three bush pubs - the real deal outback opal mining experience.

    Facilities found here

    • Family Friendly
    • Pet Friendly - Enquire
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet
  • Full Day Tour to the Grawin, Glengarry, Sheepyard Opal Fields and bush pubs

    Grawin, Glengarry and Sheepyarduse of old parts

    This tour takes you to the Opal fields around 70 kilometres from Lightning Ridge. You will be go to all three unique bush pubs out there (Club in the Scrub, Glengarry Hilton and Sheepyard Inn) and the Sheepyard community war memorial and museum at Lake Beard. Fossicking (or like the locals say specking for opals) is trying to find your own unique souvenir to take home. The guide will show and explain what our opal miners are doing to find these precious gem stones and whats involved in opal mining. This tour is like stepping back in time a few decades and will show you this very different world out there. Part of the tour is Devonshire morning tea and lunch (drinks at pubs at your own expense). This tour is a must for everyone who wants to experience the real deal opal mining experience and comes highly recommended by fellow travellers.

    Facilities found here

    • Family Friendly
    • Pet Friendly - Enquire
    • Public Toilet
  • Daily Town Tour at 9am and 2pm - See the best there is to see of the Ridge

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    As part of the daily Town Tours at 9am and 2pm you will go on a guided underground tour (walk-in mine), morning/afternoon tea, visit their famous Amigo's Castle, an old miners’ camp Gemseekers Paradise, see an opal cutting and polishing demonstration and explore the town and surrounding opal fields.

    Facilities found here

    • Family Friendly
    • Pet Friendly - Enquire
    • Non Smoking
    • Public Toilet

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Tour guide Borko
Tour guide Nat
Tour guide Pete
Full Day Tour to the Grawin, Glengarry and Sheepyard Opal Fields