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Lightning Ridge is world renowned for its magnificient Black Opals. The township's life blood centres around the mining of this magnificient gem on a commercial basis, from resident miners and the massive tourist trade that visits this centre each year to try their luck.

Some of the attractions to visit whilst in Lighnting Ridge are Cactus Garden, Big Opal, Aboriginal Art Displays, Art Gallery, Swimming Pool and the Water Theme Park.

Annual events in Lightning Ridge include Goat Races at Easter, Opal Jewellery Awards, the Opal Queen Ball and the Opal and Gem Festival in July and the Police Bush Safari (also in July).

If you know of a local tourist site that is located in this community but is not listed here, please Email us (using the button at the bottom of this page) and let us know the details, including the community to which you are referring.

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