12 days in Lightning Ridge Area Itinerary

12 days in Lightning Ridge Area Itinerary

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12 days in Lightning Ridge Area Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
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Lightning Ridge
— 11 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Sydney

11
nights
Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge is a town in north-western New South Wales, Australia, in Walgett Shire, near the southern border of Queensland, about six kilometres east of the Castlereagh Highway, and is served in commercial activities by the town of Walgett, some 75 km to the south. Chambers of The Black Hand and Kangaroo Hill Complex are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at John Murray Art Gallery and Australian Opal Centre capture your imagination. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lightning Ridge, see the interesting displays at The Bottle House Mining Museum, take an in-depth tour of Lightning Ridge Heritage Cottage Hospital Gallery, and get to know the fascinating history of 3 mile Heritage opal mines.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lightning Ridge itinerary builder tool .

Sydney to Lightning Ridge is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. On the 19th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Lightning Ridge

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chambers of The Black Hand ©
Chambers of The Black Hand
John Murray Art Gallery ©
John Murray Art Gallery
Lightning Ridge ©
Lightning Ridge