BLACK OPAL TOURS – TOURS & PACKAGES

LIGHTNING RIDGE NSW, AUSTRALIA

Black Opal Tours is delighted to offer you the following suggested itineraries for your groups visiting Lightning Ridge.

I have put together 3 of our most popular tours for visiting Groups.

Option 1 – Classic 3 hours Black Opal Tour or the 4 hr Combo tour
Option 2 – Full day itinerary in Lightning Ridge
Option 3 – Full day itinerary in Lightning Ridge

Your tour will not only be informative, but also a lot of fun. Our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, together with the vibrant flavour of the opal fields and their inhabitants, guarantee an unforgettable experience in Lightning Ridge.

If you have any questions regarding the tour please don’t hesitate to contact me via email info@blackopaltours.com.au or by telephone 02 6829 0368.

Please see the below high lights of the tours!

OPTION 1 – 2021 Classic Black Opal Tour – Duration 3 or 4 hours

Morning or Afternoon at your place of accommodation, our guide will collect your group.

  • Glimpse camp lifestyles Fred Bodel’s hut – oldest miners’ camp in Lightning Ridge
  • Historic Three Mile Flat – site of early opal miners’ settlement
  • Lunatic Hill Open Cut – largest open cut opal mine in NSW; Hear the history of our opal-bearing ridges amongst the black soil plains
  • View largest opal agitator ever built and opal mining equipment.
  • Fossick for opal on our own site that’s ‘topped up’ regularly for our visitors
  • Morning or afternoon Devonshire Tea fresh scones with jam and cream, tea or coffee served at the peaceful surrounds of Platform 1, Historic Train Carriages
  • View opal cutting demonstration and private collection of opal and opal jewellery.
  • Informative talk on our famous Black Opal.
  • Drive by and information on our famous Artesian Bore Baths
  • The Bottle house – Mining museum (local relics)
  • View Amigos Castle. (hand-built stone castle)
OPTION 2 – 2021 Black Opal Tour Full Day Itinerary

8.00 am – Our guide meets your group

  • Travel out to the opal fields
  • Camp lifestyle Fred Bodel’s hut – oldest miners’ camp at Lightning Ridge
  • Historic Three Mile Flat – site of early opal miners’ settlement
  • Lunatic Hill Open Cut – largest open cut opal mine in NSW; overview of opal and historic mining techniques
  • View largest opal agitator ever built and opal mining equipment.
  • Fossick for opal on our own site that’s ‘topped up’ regularly for our visitors.
  • Morning Devonshire Tea fresh scones with jam and cream, tea or coffee
  • View opal cutting demonstration and private collection of opal and opal jewellery.
  • Informative talk on our famous Black Opal.
  • Visit Simms Hill opal fields and miners’ camps
  • View Amigo’s Castle (hand-built stone castle)
  • See the hot artesian baths
  • The Bottle house – Mining museum (local relics)
  • 12.00 pm Lunch: Fresh mixed sandwiches, fresh fruit platters, tea, coffee and juice served in peaceful outdoor garden area.
  • Bevan’s opal cactus garden (largest variety of cactus in Australia)
  • Walk in mine opal mine adventure- Experience a miner’s life, (go underground)

End Tour 3.00pm

OPTION 3 – 2021 Black Opal Tour Full Day Itinerary

8.15 am – Our guide meets your group

  • Travel out to the opal fields
  • Glimpse camp lifestyle Fred Bodel’s hut – oldest miners’ camp at Lightning Ridge
  • Historic Three Mile Flat – site of early opal miners’ settlement
  • Lunatic Hill Open Cut – largest open cut opal mine in NSW; overview of opal and historic mining techniques
  • View largest opal agitator ever built and opal mining equipment.
  • Fossick for opal on our own site that’s ‘topped up’ regularly for our visitors.
  • 10am Morning Devonshire Tea fresh scones with jam and cream, tea or coffee
  • View opal cutting demonstration and private collection of opal and opal jewellery.
  • Informative talk on our famous Black Opal.
  • Visit Simms Hill opal fields and miners’ camps
  • View Amigo’s Castle (hand-built stone castle)
  • See the hot artesian baths
  • The Bottle house – Mining museum (local relics)
  • 12.15 pm Lunch: Fresh mixed sandwiches, fresh fruit platters, tea, coffee and juice served in peaceful outdoor garden area.
  • 1.30pm – Chambers of the Black Hand
  • 2.40pm – Bevan’s opal cactus garden (largest variety of cactus in Australia)

End Tour 3.30pm

Your tour will not only be informative, but also a lot of fun. Our friendly, knowledgeable tour guides, together with the vibrant flavour of the opal fields and their inhabitants, guarantee an unforgettable experience in Lightning Ridge.
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