Aerial photo of a part of Lightning Ridge town and nearby mines.
Lightning Ridge is an interesting and unique opal mining town in the north-western corner of the Australian state of New South Wales. Australian Traveller magazine has judged that "The Ridge" is in the 53rd position in the listing of 100 of Australia’s Best Towns.
The Lightning Ridge Easter festival with the Lightning Ridge Races.
Lightning Ridge Bore Baths, Lightning Ridge Road (via Pandora Street). Open 24 hours a day. Warm artesian waters from the subartesian basin 900 metres below ground level. These waters are therapeutic for tired and aching muscles. Free. edit
Water Theme Park, Gem Street (Adjacent to the Lightning Ridge Olympic Pool), ☎ (02) 6829 0150, . M to F 3pm to 7pm. Open during the summer months. The Olympic Pool is handy for keeping fit and has good diving facilities. The Water Theme park has a wave machine and other features. Weekends, Public Holidays & School Holidays 11am to 7pm edit
Go fossicking (noodling) after enquiring at the Visitor Information Centre as to where it is possible to do so.
Grawin Opal field and the unusual dwellings that are here and elsewhere.
Glengarry and visit the "Hilton" hotel
Take yourself on a Car Door Explorer trip after obtaining a map from the Visitor Information Centre. These four routes are marked by numbered car doors painted in red, yellow, blue or green. This trip will give you an insight into the lives of miners on the opal fields.