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Great guide, interesting tour.

I have to say that if you're in Lightning Ridge this should be one of the first things to do. Our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garry T
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Burnie, Australia
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Sunset and stars tour!

My best friend, sister and I visited for the June long weekend, wanting to see something we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Garth B
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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 underground into the Walk-InMine, into Amigos Castle; you will see an opal cutting demonstration and lots more. We pick-up/dropp-off from all accomodation places or the Visitor Information Centre in town in one of our air conditioned buses. We also offer "Full Day Tours" to the Grawin, Glengarry & Sheepyard Opal Fields and pubs - the real deal outback experience. We need a minimum of six adults to run this tour. Please enquiry about dates directly at Outback Opal Tours or ask your friendly staff at your accommodation place in Lightning Ridge. We also offer tours for coaches on your bus or on ours and we can organise special tours for larger groups. For all details, quotes and all other queries please give us a call or email us.
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Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say that if you're in Lightning Ridge this should be one of the first things to do. Our guide, Peter, is a character full of interesting stories about the place and other locals. Some of the destinations on the tour should be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My best friend, sister and I visited for the June long weekend, wanting to see something we couldn’t possible find in Sydney we attended the ‘Outback Opal Tour’s Sunset and stars tour’ We were picked up together in the tour bus by Natalie on time......More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A massive thank you to Nat & Peter for showing us around on the full day tour. We all had a blast. The kids all said the fossiking was the best. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to have a great day out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, Peter & Nat are absolutely wonderful people. Friendly & knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Worth doing the sunset tour & the pub in the scrub tour... go for it everyone, have fun 😃

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lightning Ridge is one of those places that you are always "Gunna" visit. Put this place on your Bucket list. Excellent roads to get there ( travelled from Brisbane), plenty of accommodation, but book in advance as during the cooler months it can easily be...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

We did the outback opal tour with John and we highly recommend it! John was really informative, sharing his years of knowledge and experience with us as well continuing to make us laugh with his many jokes. He didn't rush us at any point, allowing...More

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your great review Shanna912. If you had John as your tour guide I believe you did your tour with Black Opal Tours.Its great to hear though that you had a great and informative time. Best wishes from the Ridge!!!

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

My partner and I did the half day tour with Nat. We were lucky enough to have Nat all to ourselves on our Sunday afternoon tour and we loved her commentary, stories and local knowledge. We visited 3 Mile, an underground walk-in mine and saw...More

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your great feedback about our tour and also about our guide Nat. We are very happy to hear that there were many highlights for you on our Town Tour and that you had a very enjoyable afternoon. See you next time...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

Plenty to see and attractions all linked together nicely. you cant beat local knowledge. A great way not to miss the stuff you came out this way to see. Plenty of photo opportunities. Thanks Nat.

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks JohnaQ7413RT for your five star review about our Town Tour with tour guide Nat. We appreciate that you took the time to share your experience. Safe travels and best wishes :-)

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We had a full day tour with A most experienced guide NAT. Toured the outback fields in the Grawin area saving our car from the rough roads and from getting lost. Well worth the money and recommended. Found some opals but did not make a...More

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi James, thanks lot for your great feedback about our Full Day Tour and also about tour guide Nat. You are right with your comment about the roads...coming on tour with us definitely safes your car and you certainly wont get lost with us:-) Best...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

What a great day we had with Nat, on the Full Day Tour to Grawin, Glengarry & Sheepyard Opal Field, all the other couples on the bus were a great bunch. Nat explains everything about the area & Opal mining & the history of Lightning...More

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Franka F, Manager at Outback Opal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kim and Maurice, we love to hear that you had a great day with our guide Nat and your fellow travelers on our tour to the Opal Fileds. To get a comment like yours, that you wont forget your experience with us for a...More

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