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About Black Opal Tours
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)
Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
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All reviews scones devonshire tea afternoon tour fantastic tour guide john great insight black opal local sites mining camp comfortable bus explained how informative tour morning tea caravan park great morning opal fields highly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

This tour gave us so much information about Lightning Ridge. Dave the tour guide is a miner and gave us a great insight into the life there. We also did the optional Chambers of the Black Hand - amazing!!

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank Doris D
Reviewed 3 October 2015

*4 steps underground and a experience in opal mining and some of the most elaborate sculptures. All carved into rock by a gentleman who just had a passion to try his hand at art. . The mine tour is after a drive around lighting ridge...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 October 2015

What a great way to get a local's perspective of Lightning Ridge. Our tour guide, Dave was great value; informative, humorous and a wealth of knowledge which gave us a great insight into this quirky outback town. The tour included afternoon tea and the opportunity...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank PPAird
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We only had a short time in Lightning Ridge so opted for this tour and so glad we did. Dave was a great tour guide, a local with a wealth of knowledge about this quirky little place and its vast array of colourful characters. courful

1  Thank Grammy1405
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We enjoyed our tour of Lightning Ridge and learnt some of the history of this quaint town, toured around the Miners camps, did some fossicking, saw some of the points of interest and enjoyed Devonshire afternoon tea. A thoroughly interesting afternoon.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Judy C
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My husband and I took the three hour tour on Tuesday (30/6) on a very wet morning because we got 18mls of rain overnight. Larry arrived promptly at 8am at the Opal Caravan park, where we were staying. He took us around town, pointing out...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We booked this tour on our last day in Lightning Ridge and I wish we had done it the first day. Our tour guide was Dave who was an opal miner. The tour was enjoyable and very informative. It gave you a bit of history...More

Date of experience: August 2014
4  Thank Shorty1404
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We went on the OPAL TOUR with a group so we all knew each other. Dave was our driver who spoke in a very loud and clear voice which was most appreciated. The tour took in most of the town and some camps around the...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank HelenRaynes-Greenow
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Dave took us around the local sites on this day and it was an excellent insight in local characters and history. I really recommend this rather than trying to drive around yourself. We heard so many great stories. Worth every cent. We did the Black...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank bludogrob
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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 👍