Itinerary – 4 Day Lightning Ridge Tour 2021
B Breakfast Provided
L Lunch Provided
D Dinner Provided
We welcome you to join us to travel to the Black Opal Capital of the world, Lightning Ridge. Affectionately known as ’The Ridge’, there is an abundance of history, creativity and
good old outback hospitality to go around. Join us on our 4 day getaway tour to experience it first hand and first class!
Day 1 Wednesday 25th Aug 2021 D
After pickups we make our way to Coolah for our morning tea stop, before further travel takes us into Baradine where we can enjoy a tour throughout the Forest Discovery Centre. After a bite to eat we travel via Coonamble into the opal rich town and our home for the next 3 nights, Accom. Wallangulla Motel Lightning Ridge (Ph) 02 68 290 542
Day 2 Thursday 26th Aug 2021 BD
Today’s agenda sees us visiting the most popular sights in town. Throughout the day we will visit the well known astronomers monument, the exquisite Chambers of the Black Hand, enjoy a tour through the walk in mine and relish in the opportunity to explore through Amigos Castle. The Castle was constructed by Stefanato, known locally as Amigo. Disenchanted with opal mining, he commenced building his castle from ironstone boulders he collected in the area. The castle became the subject of a legal battle as Amigo was building it illegally on his mining claim. Amigo threatened to bulldoze the castle and it was hastily heritage listed to secure it as the tourist attraction it is today. Don’t be worried when we see the signs on the way in!!
Day 3 Friday 27th Aug 2021 BD
Today begins with a tour beyond the town boundaries to the nearby town of Grawin and Glengarry. Enjoy a beverage at ‘The Hilton’ before heading out to the ‘Club in the Scrub’ for our lunchtime opportunity. Heading back into The Ridge, we make our way to the Cactus nursery. This afternoon is yours to enjoy at your leisure, perhaps some shopping at the local art galleries or opal shops or maybe just go for a stroll to take in this seductive area.
Day 4 Saturday 28th Aug 2021 B
Bidding farewell to Lightning Ridge we make our way to Wee Waa for our delicious coach side morning tea, passing through Baan Baa before our lunch destination of Gunnedah. After lunch we make our way to the rural township of Quirindi where we can enjoy a guided tour throughout the Quirindi Rural village and museum and then completing our tour back home. We trust you will have enjoyed your holiday with us, we always look forward to welcoming you aboard again soon.