6 Day Coach Tour - Orange, Molong, dubbo, Lightning Ridge, StanleyThe Big Bird, Opan Cave, Chambers of the Black Hand, John Murray Gallery, Garvin, Warrumbungles NP, Coonabarabran, Mudgee.
Lightning Ridge, located in outback NSW on the world’s richest deposit of black opal, is a place
that abounds with colourful characters, barrels of dreams, opportunities and experiences! The
‘Ridge’ as it is known to the locals, will welcome you with classic country hospitality but it will
certainly not be more of the same. They are a unique bunch out there and pride themselves on a
wonderful eccentricity. It is something about the pioneering spirit that allowed this area to
develop and many visitors become so enamoured with the place that a short holiday can turn
into a lifetime for the many who are so captivated by the place that they stay. Famous for the
elusive and distinctive Black Opal unique to the area, it is also famous as a thriving frontier town
full of the iconic Australian characters that remind the visitor that the Australian spirit is not a
thing of folklore but the exact qualities that makes the ‘Ridge’ so unique. We will experience
sculptures underground, a cactus farm, a castle, astronomy monuments and visit hills with
names such as ‘Lunatic’, ‘Pig’ and Bald’. And how do you find all these things? It’s easy, just
look for the coloured Car Doors! While this may not make immediate sense, it will when we get
out there and experience Lightning Ridge.
NT members-$1075 per person twin share ($1360 sole occupancy)
Non NT members-$1150 per person twin share ($1435 sole occupancy)
Price inclusions, details and itinerary on request.