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Outback Opal Tours

Lightning Ridge, Australia
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About Outback Opal Tours
Outback Opal Tours is an accredited tour operator in Lightning Ridge offering a variety of tours. Our popular Town Tour is running daily at 9am & 2pm - 7 days a week. See the best there is to see of the Ridge with us locals. This tour will take you underground at the Walk-In Mine, drive by Amigos Castle, to see an opal cutting demonstration, heritage miners camps and lots more. We conveniently pick-up and drop-off from all accommodation places in town or the Visitor Information Centre. We also offer Full Day Tours to the Grawin, Glengarry & Sheepyard Opal Fields and all three bush pubs - the real deal outback experience. We run this tour any day we get a minimum guest number of six. If you want to book simply call Outback Opal Tours, book online or ask at your accommodation place in Lightning Ridge. We also offer Tag-Along Tours, Private Tours and we can organise tours for coaches, fly-in groups and for larger groups. For all queries please call or email us.
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Christopher H wrote a review Aug 2021
Ballina, Australia54 contributions33 helpful votes
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From the booking to the pick-up, through the day and the drop off, the day was professionally run. Nat looked after everyone and made sure we had a great day. A truely unique outback experience, and I’ve had a few!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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jewel_58 wrote a review Aug 2021
Newcastle, Australia78 contributions85 helpful votes
What a great way to get an idea of life in the opal mines. And to visit the outback pubs and club. Nat is an amazing, down to earth, funny driver/tour guide. Always on the lookout for something shiny on the road, yet able to point out interesting things en route. Highly recommend this mob. The all day tour with delicious morning tea and lunch is the way to go!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OutbackOpalTours, Manager at Outback Opal Tours
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thank you very much jewel for your great five-star review and your kind words for tour guide Nat. She definitely is our Opal Queen and her fossicking skills are amazing. She doesn't miss a thing:-) Thanks for your recommendations to come on tour with us - we really appreciate it. Sending our very best wishes to you. Stay safe and take care!!!
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karen_yarnold wrote a review Aug 2021
Taree, Australia2 contributions
Great day with Tour Guide Nat . We laughed had plenty to eat and well catered for along the way ,even found a few Gems Thanks to our Tour Guide Nat
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Response from OutbackOpalTours, Manager at Outback Opal Tours
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thanks, Karen for your recommendations and for giving us five stars for your tour experience with us. Also great to hear that you found some gems to take home and had a memorable and fun day on the Opal Fields with us. Sending our best wishes to you from the Ridge!!!
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Carolyn T wrote a review Jul 2021
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A must do whilst in Lightning Ridge. Natalie was our driver/tourist information person We learnt a great deal about the opal fields and thanks to Natalie we had a great day. The pubs were something we didn't expect in such a remote location. Booking for the tour was easy with Franka keeping us up dated on the departure day and time
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from OutbackOpalTours, Manager at Outback Opal Tours
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Thanks so much for your great five-star review and these good vibes. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a good time on our tour. We really appreciate you taking the time and sharing your tour experience with other travellers. Thanks again and our very best wishes to you from the Ridge.
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Zooof wrote a review Jul 2021
Nambour, Australia12 contributions1 helpful vote
Highly recommend the full day tour to Grawin, Glengarry, Sheepyard opal fields and 3 bush pubs. Borko was our tour guide, driver and a local miner born and bred in Lightning Ridge and a wealth of knowledge. He and sister Franka now own the business. We have done this trip previously on a solo basis, but after going with Borko I would do it again with him or his sister Frankna. They are just naturals with get personalities and good senses of humour. Nothing was to much trouble for Borko and Frankna they were very accommodating and our whole group of 25 were similarly impressed.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from OutbackOpalTours, Manager at Outback Opal Tours
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Thank you very much for your review RalphA for rewarding us with 5 stars for your experience. It was a pleasure having you all on tour with us. Just a side note...Borkos sister is our tour guide Nat and Franka is Borkos better half (:-) and she is managing the organizational part of our business from our booking office in town. But with your other comments and descriptions you are spot on - Borko and Nat could be twin when it comes to their personality, their humour, and they are equally passionate and knowledgeable about the area and our opal mining industry. We feel very honoured about your feedback that your group was impressed by our delivery and we really are thankful for sharing this with us. Wishing you all the very best from the OUTBACK OPAL TOURS team
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