Enjoy your accommodation in a quiet bushland setting. Only three minutes from the heart of Lightning Ridge, Black Opal Country.
The Opal Caravan Park a member of the Top Parks Chain, is the perfect starting point to explore all that Lightning Ridge has to offer - The Walget Shire Council owned Hot Artesian Bore Baths, Mine Tours, Art Galleries, Sunsets, Shopping and Eateries.
Featuring modern facilities, spacious drive through sites and self contained cabin, this outback accommodation venue is bound to delight.
Mel and Susie will be staying with us at the Opal Caravan Park from Easter until October!!
Melanie Hall and Susan Carcary are both Australian champion poets, they recite their original serious and funny verse in solo and duo voice. Their 2-woman show combines comedy, comic verse, ripper yarns, a bit of singing and a lot of Queensland bull. Their duo work pays homage to the great works of Paterson and Lawson.
Their passion for teaching kids our heritage is evident when children join them on stage. Mel and Susie promise you a family-friendly funny take on our modern Aussie life.
Mel and Susie have just returned from touring overseas and presenting Aussie bush poetry to an international audience. The folk in Slovakia were amazed!
They performed 20 shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Scots actually paid! With real money!
There are many things to see and do when you visit Lightning Ridge -
The Artesian Bore Baths are situated only 200 metres from the park. They are open 24/7 and are completely FREE to use.
Showers, toilets and change rooms are available for your use and the area is floodlit at night.
The Natural Mineral water comes from 1km below your feet and constantly flows through the two pools, keeping the temperature stable around 39°C. Only stay in the water for short periods at a time. Hop out and cool off with a cold shower before going in again.
Many people say that soaking in these waters help relieve your aches and pains.
Enjoy a midnight soak under the stars and watch the steam gently rise into the night, or, watch the sun rise while warming yourself up in the pools in the early morning!
Either way, it is an experience you will never forget!!
These four tours (Green, Blue, Yellow & Red) are all self-drive tours branching out at each corner of Lightning Ridge. They are all designed to see the major attractions around this area. Each tour is approximately 20min in Driving Time , however, you can spend a few hours on each exploring the attractions.
The attractions vary greatly from a castle (yes, a castle!), to watching the glorious sun set over the flat horizon of the outback. Inbetween these attractions lie The Bevans Cactus Nursery (The largest cactus nursery in the southern hemisphere!), aswell as an old church that was once built for a Movie and an Open Cut (A giant hole where they use to mine for Opal). And there are plenty more!
A $1 sheet can be bought from the Information Centre, which explains where to turn and what you're looking at. A verbal mud map of sorts.
Though the Car Door Tours are all on gravel roads, they are always open and easy to navigate around.
A 'MUST SEE' during your stay is the amazing & incredible Chambers of the Black Hand!
We definately recommend a half day bus tour as part of your stay!
Explore the two links below and decide for yourself!
You may have heard of him, your friends may even have some of his paintings, but if you haven't seen his work before, you should definately take a trip to 'The Ridge' and see John Murray Art.
Lightning Ridge is a dreamer's paradise. It is also a great place to visit - with so much to see and do you will need to stay more than a few days to experience everything on offer.
More information is available from reception where Tour Bookings can also be made by our friendly staff