Australian Opal Centre


Did you know that Lightning Ridge is the only dinosaur fossil site in New South Wales? Or that the fossils from Lightning Ridge are made of opal?!

At the Australian Opal Centre, meet a life-like dinosaur face to face and see rare opalised fossils from long ago, when dinosaurs and other creatures lived in streams, billabongs and mighty pine forests at the place we now call Lightning Ridge.

Learn about precious Australian opal, how it is mined and the unique cultural heritage of Australia's opal fields.

Find out about the amazing home planned for the Australian Opal Centre, in an incredible two storey underground building that will generate its own power, collect its own water, and house one of Australia's most rare and spectacular public collections.

Support this exciting community project by shopping there. Special souvenirs and treasures from the earth - fantastic!

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