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Tour of Town

Great informative trip with Nat as our tour guide. The tour took us around town, to an underground... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rosemarie K
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Emerald
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Brian & Kerrie Crane

Arrived in Lightning Ridge on Sunday the 9thSept, had booked the full day tour & was told we would... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kcrane2018
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Southern Queensland, Australia
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Outback Opal Tours is a accredited tour operator in Lightning Ridge offering a variety of tours. Our popular "Town Tour" is running twice daily at 9am & 2pm - 7 days a week. See the best there is to see of the Ridge. As part of this tour you will go...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great informative trip with Nat as our tour guide. The tour took us around town, to an underground mine which was amazing. A demonstration of opal cutting out to Amigos castle and then past the artesian baths and back around town.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived in Lightning Ridge on Sunday the 9thSept, had booked the full day tour & was told we would have Nat as our guide 😊 how lucky were we!!! Nat gave us a rundown on Lightning Ridge & we found it very informative as we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We did a morning tour the day after we arrived. We went to the walk-in mine, saw gem cutting, visited Amigo's castle and drove around the old mine leases close to town. Harry the diver gave us a wealth of information about the town, his...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did this tour with my mum and my little girl (2.5 years) middle of August. Our tour guide was Nat who was very informative on all areas of the tour. It was a really interesting day and my little one loved going to see...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently visited Lightning Ridge And booked onto Out back Opal tours. Good value for money. Nat was an amazing tour guide, friendly and knowledge. Afternoon tea was included in the tour. We were picked up from our accomadation and the fun began.We went down...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my daughter learned we were going to Lightening Ridge she booked us a morning tour, I'm so glad she did because it was the highlight of our stay. Peter was our guide and he was a wealth of information and obviously very proud of...More

Thank Bev W
Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Martin and Bev, we are very happy to hear that you had a great time on our TOWN TOUR after receiving the tour as a gift voucher from your daughter. How nice and thoughtful of her to arrange this for you helping to create...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On my recent visit to the drought torn Central North West NSW we chose to include a one day stopover at Lightning Ridge. Wow how it has changed in 35 years, but it still holds on to its charm and charisma of its past. One...More

Thank garynmichelle2018
Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow Gary and Michelle....thank you very much for this incredible detailed and informative review of our tour and for giving us five stars for your experience. We really appreciate that you took the time to share your thoughts and impressions of the TOWN TOUR you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved our tour with Nat. She picked us up right on time at 8.45am and had us safely back to our accommodation at 4.30pm. In that time we learnt a great deal about farms in the area, opal mining and visited the three pubs in...More

Thank owls_au
Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for giving us five stars for your recent FULL DAY TOUR to the opal fields with us. It's absolutely great to hear that you enjoyed your day so much and thought it was a facinating ecperience and MUST DO while in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon on a tour with tour guide Terry Friday 24th August 2018. Highly recommend doing the tour if your in town, Terry was excellent with lots of local knowledge. Highly recomend this tour . Barb and Graeme

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Graeme for your positive review and feedback for your tour. We really appreciate that you would highly recommend to come with us. Sending best wishes from the Ridge and hope you will have a safe trip to your next destination.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fabulous day on the Pubs in the Scrub Tour, Nat looked after us very well great to have a local as your tour guide, the pubs were amazing with all the fun signs, locals and it rained 🌂we also went fossicking and dropped...More

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks alot for your five star ***** review of our Full Day Tour to the Opal Fields and our tour guide Nat. Yes you witnessed one of these rare occasions having a rainy day in Lightning Rigde....every locally had a smile on their face that...More

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The cost of the tour that I went on was $60 for a half day tour. There was a discounted price for Seniors with the appropriate card. They have numerous tours available, all with different costs. Outback Opal Tours has a very... More
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