Lightning Ridge is famous as a thriving frontier town full of iconic Australian characters and the unique and elusive Black Opal.
Pick up at your door – time TBA
Day 1 – Tuesday 2 May
Today you are picked up from home.
We sit back & relax on our deluxe touring coach to the Golden West Motor Inn Dubbo for our welcome dinner. DM/ T (Lunch at your own cost)
Day 2 – Wednesday 3 May
We continue north to Gilgandra, home of the Coo-ees & the Town of Windmills. A Plaque commemorates the starting point of the famous” Coo-ee recruiting march of WW1. Lunch at the Bowling Club in Lightning Ridge. We now begin our fascinating local tour of the rich opal field – the only source of black opal in the world. With its scarred landscape this town has a peculiar fascination for visitors. We view an open cut mine, see “Amigos Castle” a huge Italian style castle built by one man, The Bore Baths, Astronomers Monument & Coopers Cottage before settling in for the next three nights at the Wallangulla Motel, Lightning Ridge. BLD
Day 3 – Thursday 4 May
After breakfast we head across to the Lost Treasure Opal Mine to experience the atmosphere of an underground mine for a tour including a video presentation and shopping. Free time to find lunch in the main street. The afternoon we visit the Chamber of the Black Hand. Local artist Ron Canlin has created amazing paintings & carvings. In the afternoon we spend time at the Opal Cave a great shopping opportunity. BD
Day 4 – Friday 5 May
We travel to Grawin if you think the “Ridge” is unique wait to we see the places like The Pub in the scrub, The Glengarry Hilton & Sheepyard Flats. We enjoy lunch at the Glengarry Hilton & dinner at the Bowling Club. BLD
Day 5 – Saturday 6 May
A sad farewell to the “Ridge”. Travelling through the Warrumbungle National Park for our picnic lunch. Staying for the night in the Country Gardens Motel, Coonabarabran. BLD
Day 6 – Sunday 7 May
After breakfast we travel to the Cowra Japanese Gardens for lunch then we say a fond farewell to all the new friends you have met. BL
Remember we are here for a good time, not a long time…………..
Adult T/S $1395.00
Adult Single $1695.00
10% Non Refundable Deposit at time of booking.
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Travel Insurance is recommended.
Early Bookings Recommended Limited Seats
NB: The Tour operators reserve the right to make necessary changes to the itinerary to facilitate a safe & comfortable tour. In the knowledge the information provided was correct at the time of printing. E&OE
Legend of items included in cost: B = Breakfast, D = Dinner, L= Lunch, M/T = Morning Tea, A = Accommodation.