Top things to do in Lightning Ridge

Top Choice Gallery in Lightning Ridge

Chambers of the Black Hand

This place is remarkable, and symbolises the crazy and creative sides of the Ridge. Artist and miner Ron Canlin has turned a 40ft-deep mining claim into a cavernous gallery of carvings and paintings: superheroes, ce…
Mine in Lightning Ridge

Opal Mine Adventure

The most easily accessible mine experience in Lightning Ridge, in a former working mine, lets visitors get a feel for the type of cramped environment encountered by the average opal miner working underground. That s…
Italian in Lightning Ridge

Bruno's

A genuine Italian chef, a wood-fired oven and some seriously tasty desserts (panna cotta, tiramisu) are the surprise package here. There's a good range of pasta, pizza and meaty mains (eg veal scaloppine, steak) on …
Pub in Lightning Ridge

Glengarry 'Hilton'

About 70km southwest of Lightning Ridge, this tin shed of a pub in the middle of the Glengarry Opal fields is frequented by colourful local characters and tourists. There's pub grub and a handful of bunk rooms (from…