Lightning Ridge Bore Baths

The water found in the Bore Baths at Lightning Ridge comes from the Great Artesian Basin and is approximately two million years old! Natural pressure sends the water to the surface through an artesian bore and it maintains a temperature of between 40 to 50 degrees celcius. The bores supplying these baths are only a [...]

Come-by-Chance Picnic Races

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** Come-by-Chance is located about 100 kilometres north west of Coonamble in the Walgett Shire, and about 250 kilometres from Dubbo. Each year the population of Come-by-Chance swells with their famous picnic races. Come and visit this tiny village and find out why it has become [...]

Club in the Scrub

The Club in the Scrub is the hub of social activity in Grawin. Our friendly staff will look after you, the beer is cold, the food is delicious and the company is great. The club offers a range of activities – sporting events, raffles, good food and community events. Check the menu on the left [...]

Down to Earth Opals

Opal like you’ve never seen before…. and more! Down to Earth Opals specialises in cutting, carving, wholesale and retail of Lightning Ridge Opal and producing one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces. Established in 1991, Down to Earth Opals are famous for beautiful, innovative opal products (especially their freeform and carved opals); fair prices; high standards of quality and [...]

ARTtober – Lightning Ridge Arts Festival

ARTtober is a celebration of the Arts and creative people in and around Lightning Ridge. ARTober brings together artists and community to create an annual festival to showcase the art and culture that brightens up this township. This festival facilitates and promotes events created by local artists throughout the month of October, bringing artists together [...]

Lost Sea Opals

Lost Sea Opals are jewellery makers and designers based in Lightning Ridge, manufacturing high quality jewellery using Australian gemstones. They are opal producers, mining Australian black opal, the finest opal in the world. In establishing Lost Sea Opals, Jo Lindsay has created an ongoing platform for her own creative needs in designing and making jewellery [...]

Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The countdown has started for Lightning Ridge’s biggest event! The Opal Festival is a four day celebration and there are many ways you can join in the festivities. There is Australia’s largest show of opal and opal jewellery on display, the Opal Queen Ball, International [...]

Crocodile Caravan and Camping Park

A privately owned and operated boutique park that offers friendly service and is clean. Crocodile Caravan and Camping Park have en suite cabins, standard cabins, on-site caravans and grassed powered sites. Most say the best camp kitchen they have ever seen which includes barbecues, gas hotplates, pizza oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge, freezer, crockery and [...]

Opal Bin

Opal Bin have a collection of Lightning Ridge amazing carved opals, top quality solid opals in every price range and great opal specimens, unique individually designed jewellery in silver and gold. Everything at Opal Bin is from Lightning Ridge, it is all solid and all mined by them, cut and polished by them, sold to [...]

Sex, Health and Your Life – What Outback Women Need to Know

Women of western NSW are invited to a free health event ‘Sex, Health and Your Life: What Outback Women Should Know!’ Presented by Jean Hailes in partnership with Medicare Local Far West NSW and Western NSW Local Health District, come and hear health experts including Gynaecologists and local GPs discuss menopause, health checks, continence, sexual [...]

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