Outback Opal Tours


Outback Opal Tours will take you on a real deal outback mining adventure where you get to see and experience the best Lightning Ridge has to offer. They provide a range of daily tours, led by enthusiastic guides who are deeply passionate about the opal industry and all possess a background in opal mining.

The Full-Day Tour to Glengarry, Grawin, Sheepyard Opal fields, and all bush pubs are available daily. Get an insight into the life of an opal miner and see how the locals live. It's a must for everyone wanting to experience something quite different, who loves fossicking, and who wants to learn about the area including farming and wildlife.

As part of the Town Tour, you go on a guided underground tour at the Walk-In Mine, enjoy morning tea, learn about Amigo's Castle, see old miners’ camps like Gemseekers Paradise, watch an opal cutting demonstration, and explore the Ridge and surrounding opal fields.

Their fully air-conditioned buses are the perfect option to give your car a break from driving on unsealed roads. Sit back and relax as they share stories and historical information about the opal mining industry and their famous Black Opal.

Large Group Tours, Coach Tours, and Tag Along can also be organized.


  • COVID Clean Practicing Business
  • COVID Safe
  • State/Territory Bus Operators Accreditation


  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation