The Big Opal

Visit the first licensed opal mine open to the public in Lightning Ridge. Explore this underground mine at the Big Opal and experience what it is like to be in a real working mine. You can take a guided or self guided tour and also try your hand at fossicking.

Nearby events

  1. Skydive Lightning Ridge!

    Thursday 11 July 2019 to Friday 12 July 2019 , Lightning Ridge

    They're coming to your home town. Embrace the fear, hop in the plane to take in your backyard during the 20 minute scenic flight to 14,000 feet. Feel free to scream at the top of your lungs as you free-fall for 60 seconds at over 200…

    11 Jul - 12 Jul
  2. Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2019 , Lightning Ridge

    The countdown has started for Lightning Ridge's biggest event! The Opal Festival is a four day celebration and there are many ways you can join in the festivities. There is Australia's largest show of opal and opal jewellery on display…