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Black Opal Tours

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
+61 2 6829 0368
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A Comprehensive Tour

A very enjoyable 3 hour trip around Lightning Ridge and the Opal fields. Mapping our guide really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hugh B
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Black Opal tour of Lightning Ridge

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with Mappo! Very informative and interesting. Gave us a great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Deb N
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Explore the opal fields with friendly guides who are experienced opal miners Free pickup from your accomodation Complimentary Devonshire Tea! Go inside Fred Bodel’s, Lightning Ridge’s most treasured old mining camp – open only to Black Opal tours Famous Lunatic Hill open cut Exclusive to Black Opal Tours opal dirt processing site with the largest Opal agitator ever built (weather permitting)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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+61 2 6829 0368
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very enjoyable 3 hour trip around Lightning Ridge and the Opal fields. Mapping our guide really knows his stuff. A fun trip.

Thank Hugh B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with Mappo! Very informative and interesting. Gave us a great overview of Lightning Ridge. Took us to places inaccessible in our motorhome!

Thank Deb N
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments it is always nice to know people appreciate what we offer, we do try to make sure all our customers have a great experiance.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dave was the Lancashire lad who gave us a great tour of Lightening Ridge today. His 26 Yr of inhabiting this place has given him a very experienced knowledge of opal mining in this town. As southerners we had little knowledge of opal mining until...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with Mappo on the afternoon tour of Lightning Ridge. Excellent tour guide,learnt sooo much more about the Ridge than expected and not just about opals. So pleased I did this tour and eould highly recommend. Helen Spedding

Thank Helen S
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Helen for your wonderful feedback. So glad you enjoyed your tour and learn't about our wonderful town. Hope to see you back again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Mappo! We had a fantastic, relaxing time and loved afternoon tea. Loved how much you knew. Also appreciated the honest information about opals and could buy my long await black opal off people we could trust. I recommend the tour to anyone. This was...More

Thank Sarah T
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your 5 star review Sarah, Great to hear that you had a fantastic time. We do try to give everyone a wonderful and informative time. Sure you will have wonderful memories everytime you admire your black opal.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You board the bus for a very informative tour around the Ridge into the claim areas including some that are restricted. You get to see how the early miners lived You are shown the initial opal "cutting" and provided with a very nice devonshire tea...More

Thank Twostedys
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments it is always nice to know people appreciate what we offer, we do try to make sure all our customers have a great experiance.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

We went on the tour on Sunday morning, had a very enjoyable time. It is always good to be with a local as the knowledge is so much better then just driving yourself around. Enjoyed going down the Walk In Mine and looking at the...More

Thank Suzanne H
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Suzanne. We do try to make sure all our customers have a great experiance and local knowledge as you mention makes all the difference.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Took the afternoon tour of Lightning Ridge, Mappa the tour guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about the town, it was a 4 hour drive around with afternoon tea and a couple of very reputable Opal Shops well worth the cost.

Thank Susan B
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, great to know you enjoyed your tour.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent tour, newsy, informed and hilarious commentary by tour guide Terry, well worth the money and to get acquainted with the town.

3  Thank Pamela W
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Pamela for your 5 star feedback. Yes Terry is a great guide.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

The tour was wonderful. Our driver and guide was informative and had a genuine love for Lightning Ridge. Afternoon tea was a delight and very welcome. We both enjoyed the tour and came away with lots of info on opals and the town and its...More

Thank djs715
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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. Yes Mappo has a great love for LIghtning Ridge as do all our drivers, so glad you enjoyed your tour.

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