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Value for money in this tour. We were picked up in town by a very likable driver who knew his stuff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brian S
Opals are Lightning Ridge’s only Hidden Gems!

I recently travelled to Lightning Ridge as a teacher on a school excursion. Our final activity... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
emwil19
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Warren, Australia
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A unique gallery of over 350 sandstone carvings plus murals painted on the sandstone walls in the sandstone level above the opal level of an old opal mine. Ron Canlin is the artist of this amazing attraction, 12 years passion and still carving...more
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3 Opal St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Value for money in this tour. We were picked up in town by a very likable driver who knew his stuff and shared some great stories

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I recently travelled to Lightning Ridge as a teacher on a school excursion. Our final activity before leaving was to visit the Chamber of the Black Hand. Every single student from Year 3 to Year 6 was left mesmerised by the intricate and relevant carvings...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely mind boggling to think someone has chipped away underground here for some twenty years and created such marvelous and varied sculptures. There are numerous steps to get down into the chamber, they do have a two person lift for those with a mobility problem....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With over 100 sculptures 2 dvds and a mine tour you will need to visit twice to see it all. You can return within 48hrs free of charge. A little pricey but a must do when in lightning ridge.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best attraction in Lightning Ridge. You can do a self guided tour or join a mining guide for a separate tour at an additional cost. The sculptures are fantastic and so numerous. Make sure you look for "Wally" as you go around. This attraction...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View of an old mine that has carvings into the sandstone layer. An interesting game for the kids to find Wally - so they don't get bored. Lots of carvings of all different themes. takes a while to go around - then there is a...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt a bit anxious about being down a hole in confined spaces but the work this guy has done is incredible and was distracting enough to ease the anxiety!

Thank Zacmagic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing what someone can do with a knife and fork , amazing underground carvings ,very informative staff ,courtesy bus pickup from park .Worth a visit

Thank Zillar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pick up from our caravan park in the bus and we were all set to go. It’s not much to look at from the surface but after a quick induction and donning a hard hat it’s down about 80 steps to the main display level...More

Thank MillerPete
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fabulous. Could have spent more time here but had oldies waiting in the car. Very steep decent so not good for elderly people with not so good eyesight. The carvings were spectacular carved don a knife and folk. A must see.

Thank Lynette S
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Elyse48
September 28, 2017|
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Response from NeilP2082 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry I can't help you with children's prices. When I visited I had a group booking. The children would very much enjoy the carvings. I took a lot of photos just so that I could send them back to my grandchildren. The... More
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MandyP536
September 6, 2017|
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Response from newton2910 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yep believe it or not they have eftpos. Funny story about that is that our tour guide on another tour was talking about town gossip and he told us to pay for the Chambers with eftpos because someone there puts their hand... More
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