10TH TO 17TH MAY, 2022 

$1,820.00 per person twin share.   Single supplement $372.00

Lightning Ridge, located in Outback New South Wales on the world’s richest deposit of  black opal, is an area that abounds with colourful characters, barrels of dreams, opportunities and experiences.   The “Ridge” as it is known to the locals will welcome us with classic country hospitality.   They are a unique  community out here and pride themselves on a wonderful eccentricity.   Famous for the elusive and distinctive black opal, which is unique to the area, it is a thriving frontier town full of the iconic Australian characters that remind us that the Australian spirit is not folklore.    It is these exact qualities that makes “The Ridge” so unique.   Combined with a visit to Moree with its bore baths, pecan farms and indulgent experience, this tour will showcase the best of the north west.

Highlights include

  • Guided tour of Moree.    Cotton Farm Tour

  • Tour of Pecan Farm.   Moree Artesian Aquatic Centre.

  • Lightning Ridge guided tour – bottle house, bore baths, Coopers Cottage, Opal Cove

  • Opal Mine Adventure.  John Murray Art Gallery.  Chambers of the Black Hand.

  • The Grawin – Glengarry, Sheepyard and Mulga Rush.  Glengarry Hilton.

  • Coo-ee Heritage and Visitors Centre Gilgandra.

Accommodation:   Burke and Wills Motor Inn Moree  (3 nights),  Lightning Ridge Outback Resort (3 nights), Comfort Inn Blue Lagoon Dubbo (1 night).