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Welcome to Opal caravan park

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.



Stay 3, Pay 2 this Summer!

This summer come and visit Lightning Ridge and you can stay 3 nights for the price of 2!

Terms and Conditions

Valid from 1st December 2021 to 28th February 2022. Excludes stays between 17.12.2021 to 09.01.2022 inclusive. Available on all accommodation types. New reservations only and subject to availability. No further discounts apply and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.



What to do in Lightning Ridge

There are many things to see and do when you visit Lightning Ridge -

Artesian Bore Baths

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!!

The Car Door Tours

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.

Chambers of the Black Hand

A 'MUST SEE' during your stay is the amazing & incredible Chambers of the Black Hand!

Chambers of the Black Hand

Half Day Bus Tours

We definately recommend a half day bus tour as part of your stay!

Explore the two links below and decide for yourself!

Black Opal Tours

Outback Opal Tours

Our Local Artist

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.

Home of the Black Opal

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.

  • Revive in the therapeutic Bore Baths just 200 metres from the park
  • Tour the Opal  fields
  • Explore the underground mines
  • Enjoy the quirky attractions
  • Shop for a special piece of jewellery. There are many Opal shops to visit
  • Delight in the local architecture
  • Appreciate the local art scene. There are a number of local Galleries
  • Marvel in the sunrises and sunsets
  • Reflect on the opal fields
  • Relax watching the special sunsets at 1st Shaft Lookout
  • Explore the "Beer Can" house
  • Visit the magic Opal Tree and try your hand at fossicking It's FREE (Green car door tour)
  • Visit the 5 star Olympic Pool
  • Take the kids to the Water Theme Park
  • Relax on the river at Walgett or Collarenebri
  • Travel to QLD, only 45mins and visit quaint Hebel

More information is available from reception where Tour Bookings can also be made by our friendly staff


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