Overcome with opal fever? Skew the odds in your favour at the Lightning Ridge Holiday Park. Lightning Ridge’s famous black opal hides within miners offcuts at the caravan park’s own fossicking grounds.
Located next to the fabulous Olympic Pool and Water Theme Park, it’s just a short walk to the heart of Lightning Ridge and the local IGA.
You’ll find the perfect site for outback adventures whether your packing a tent or hauling a rig. Opt for a grassed unpowered tent or campsite site or powered campsites with personal ensuites available. Reasonably sized sites of different shapes cater for canvas camper trailer tents, motorhomes and large, slide-out caravans. All powered campsites offer sullage and water as well.
Dogs are welcome year-round on all campsites, too, advise in advance.
If you’re seeking lodgings under cover, choose from four beautiful, affordable cabins that sleep up to five. Fully self-contained, each features a kitchen and ensuite and private barbecue on a slab out the front.
Community is key at Lightning Ridge Holiday Park, with the park’s new owners mingling with guests at happy hour three afternoons a week.
Here, share stories and intel with fellow travellers by the flames of the communal fire. And have your fill with complementary pizza served fresh from two pizza ovens.
The communal kitchen, adjacent the fire-pit, also features two barbecues, a microwave with ample tables and chairs.
You’ll see Belinda and Beau’s passion in the freshly-planted trees and new laundry amenities at the formally council-owned park.
“We’re currently installing a disabled bathroom, as well,” says Belinda.
Looking to beat the heat? Splash about in the Olympic Pool and Water Theme Park just next door or enjoy spectacular mine tours underground. For a dose of culture and good coffee, the John Murray Art Gallery and cafes are a quick stroll. Then, examine black opal, geological formations and remarkable opalised dinosaurs at the Australian Opal Centre.
There’s no shortage of quirky fun here at Lightning Ridge with Egyptian inspired carvings underground at the Chamber of the Black Hand and an amazing hand-build castle at Amigo’s Castle above ground. You’ll find plenty of historic dwellings around town, too.
Or, for something soothing, shoulders in the Artesian Bore Baths.
Image courtesy of Destination NSW
44 Harlequin St, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834
(02) 6829 0532
State: Outback NSW
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