About Us

Outback Opal Tours is a small 'Outback' tour company aiming to supply the best way of seeing Lightning Ridge and the surrounding Opal Fields. Everyone at Outback Opal Tours has extensive experience with Opals and Mining and a real love of our wonderful town. 


We aim to show you Lightning Ridge in air-conditioned comfort and style. With our experienced local guides, you will see the best there is to see of Lightning Ridge and it's surrounds. Learn all about Opals, How we choose to live, Mining, The amazing characters that live here and see and Underground mine with an experienced guide, see Amigos Castle, inside and out...(exclusive to Outback Opal Tours) and there is so much more.....

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Outback Opal Tours was started about 15 years ago because we love Lightning Ridge, it's people and of course it's Opal so much, we felt we really wanted to share this love with visitors. Our tour guides have been with us from the very start and we listen to what you say, so we can improve all the time. We feel this tour is the best way to introduce Lightning Ridge to you!


"Terrific "

3 weeks agoReviewed by Suzie B My family (incl 3 kids aged 8, 10, 13) all really enjoyed this tour. a lot of the things we saw we could have driven ourselves to (via the car door tour signs) but we would have missed all the stories from the old timer opal miner turned tour guide. Eddie (the guide) was informative, interesting and funny with an extremely dry sense of humour. Whole family thought the tour was incredibly worthwhile and we're so glad we did it.

"Ask for Peter"

28 Feb 2016Reviewed by thehorrorthehorror We rang at the last moment and got a tour on Sunday afternoon for $30 each for the two of us. Peter showed us the best of the Ridge. He gave us a personalised look at the opal fields sharing his history with us. We came in the off season but got a great taste of life here. We ran into him the next day and he continued our education. Loved the open cut, Amigos and the underground mining tour.