Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW - New South Wales

Lightning Ridge is a town where you are assured of being met by colourful locals and unique experiences.

Situated in outback New South Wales, 75 kilometres north of Walgett, this legendary mining town plays host to the worlds richest deposit of black opal.

This stunningly beautiful and rare gem is exceptional to the area, where you can join in and try your luck at fossiking for this elusive dark stone.

The character of this town is a wonderful reminder that the Australian spirit is alive and well.

There are many and varied attractions with galleries, jewellers, underground sculptures, bottle houses, astronomy monuments, and the outback theatre.

After a hard day of exploring the town and searching for that precious stone, take some time out for therapy in the rejuvenating waters of Lightning Ridge Bore Baths and invigorate your soul.


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