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Opal Mine Adventure

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"If you haven't seen our walk in mine you haven't seen Lightning Ridge!" Take a trip underground and experience for yourself an opal mine, view a fascinating film of the many Lightning Ridge characters, learn about the elusive black opal and how we...more
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| Bald Hill, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
+61 2 6829 0473
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All reviews self guided tour bird life complimentary tea and coffee take home the owner own pace great tour for sale brad heap luck feeders information cuppa insight visitors mining
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This attraction is touted as free, or so it seems, but actually it costs $20each ... that’s OK, but please don’t make it look like it’s free.. nevertheless it is pretty good, easy to walk in, down a pretty easy staircase, some other walk in...More

Thank Ozemedia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not as good as some but worth having a look at how an old mine use to he run. Self guided tour which takes about 30 - 45 minutes. Add on more if you want to stay and see a video. Small opal shop but...More

Thank Steven R
Reviewed August 11, 2018

I think this is one of the attractions in Lightning Ridge that make the journey out this way worth the time and effort. Friendly and helpful people, well presented site, includes a few short videos to show what they're mining for and why Lightning Ridge...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

It was fun to get down and dirty in the dirt searching for opals. The tour was amazing and it was cool to watch the film down the mine and rear for a little before striking it rich.

Thank Brooke W
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

When we arrived friendly greeting from the staff and because we were a large group 8 people we received a 25% discount what a bonus Easy stairs down into the mine clean and Awersome to wander around and what an amazing informative video down in...More

Thank Lollyz91
Reviewed July 8, 2018

This is not to be missed. Great learning opportunity from start to the finished jewelry. Lots of information provided by an educated guide and the stone polishing demonstration was spectacular.

Thank sunnysideup_11
Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

If you get to lightening ridge do not miss a trip to this mine. The owner explains everything you ever wanted to know about opals and mining. The self guided tour is interesting and you move at your own speed. The place is clean easy...More

Thank Tricia M
Brad M, Manager at Opal Mine Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thank you Tricia for your great review We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us

Reviewed March 20, 2018

Stopped by there today while on tour with Pete from Outback Opal Tours. Came back later to shop. Very friendly, and great selection of jewelry at fair prices.

Thank csk_sea
Brad M, Manager at Opal Mine Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thankyou for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us

Reviewed March 14, 2018

I have visited this walk in mine several times with visitors from overseas and have always been so well received. Thank you Brad for all your informative tales and for adding more seed to the bird feeder for us to enjoy more bird life. The...More

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Brad M, Manager at Opal Mine Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you Pam for the great review We are so glad you keep coming back and bringing your friends. You are most welcome anytime

Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

What a great place to look, fossick, chat and wonder... If we had more time, I’d be down the next working out feeding my fever.

1  Thank Craig F
Brad M, Manager at Opal Mine Adventure, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Hi Craig Thank you for your comments We are glad you enjoyed your visit

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