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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...more
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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All reviews scones devonshire tea afternoon tour great tour black opal informative tour local sites comfortable bus guide john explained how morning tea caravan park great morning opal fields chuck lad driver
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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We did the afternoon tour which included the underground mine. Mappo (Terry) presented us with very informative commentary including stories of the early days of Lightning Ridge some of which were from first hand knowledge.

Thank Gutatba
Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your 5 star feedback, we pride ourselves in giving the best information we can about our great town.

Reviewed 10 May 2018

On a two-night stop-over in Lightning Ridge with Fun Over 50's we had the pleasure of a day touring the attractions with Chuck. There seemed to be nothing about the district that Chuck didn't know and his sense of humour while recounting his experiences and...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Great morning plenty of info from Chuck who is passionate about Lightning Ridge. Lovely morning tea. Wishing you all 5 best

Thank Maree M
Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback, we pride ourselves in giving the best information we can about our great town and Chuck has a real passion for Lightning Ridge.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our tour of lightning ridge. Our guide John made the trip enjoyable and being a miner, gave us a great overview of what it was like to mine for opal. He was very knowledgeable but also relaxed in his delivery making for a...More

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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you Katie for your 5 star feedback. So glad you enjoyed your tour and learnt about Lightning Ridge and opals.

Reviewed 25 April 2018

We were picked up and dropped off at our caravan park which made life easy. Our guide John was a mine of information and his easy going nature made the tour extremely enjoyable. The visit to Fred Bodel's hut engendered admiration for the pioneering spirit....More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We found this tour very informative and covered most attractions of this unique destination. Very friendly guide, comfortable bus with air conditioning. The only disappointment was the sales pitch at the end of tour.More

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Wendy B, Owner at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Cathy, Thankyou for your feedback, happy to hear you enjoyed most of the tour, am am not quite sure what you are refering to when mentioning the sales pitch. If you have time please send me an email about this so I can better...More

Reviewed 18 April 2018

The must do tour of Lightning Ridge, Mappo explained how hard opals are to find, he took us to a mullock heap where we were shown how to look for them, the tour around town was excellent including stories of town characters. We viewed opals...More

Thank roy h
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This tour is a must do in Lightning Ridge. Terry (Mappo) was a most informative and interesting guide with lots of hands on experience. A great way to see the real Lightning Ridge. Wendy’s beautiful Morning tea and fabulous jewellery was an added bonus. Thank...More

Thank richvic16
Reviewed 3 March 2018

John picked us up at the Tourist Centre spot on time at 8.15 am. We were enthralled over the next 3 & a half hours learning about the mining & preparation of opals. John's personal experience gave us a great insight into the opal business....More

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Wendy B, Manager at Black Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Thank you, hope you will visit again.

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We loved our tour with black opal tours. We had covered a lot of the ground with the tour that we had already seen ourselves, but with the tour we heard the stories and saw things in detail that made what we had already seen...More

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Sorry, can’t remember but I would certainly remember if it was a rip-off. We thoroughly enjoyed it so must have been well worth the money 👍
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