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Getting to Lightning Ridge is easy from any of the east coast capitals and is a short drive north of Walgett, and while it is not on the Darling River, it is certainly a must-see destination while travelling the Darling River Run.

Lightning Ridge has a large variety of accommodation to cater for every style and budget...from the business traveller to families, whatever the accommodation you need.....we've got it!

The Lightning Ridge community provides a wide range of comfortable amenities, including a choice of quality Motels, charming B&B, cosy family cottages, convenient caravan parks with camping & cabin facilities, centrally located holiday units, restful holiday cabins & units, peaceful outback Bunkhouses & cottages & backpacker style accommodation.

Black Opal Motel


Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located in the main street, providing a friendly atmosphere and service with a smile.

Comfortable rooms with ensuites, in-room safes and security. Reverse cycle air-conditioning, direct dial phones, fax facilities and off street parking.

Guests are welcome to use the free barbecue facilities and outdoor area.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Bluey Motel


32 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located in Morilla Street and is a home away from home for the weary traveller.

Rooms are comfortable and feature Split inverter air-con's with remote, fridge, microwave, tea/coffee making facilities, toaster, and remote television. 

Guests are welcome to use the lovely BBQ facilities and there is free broadband wireless to every room. 

Also available on site is a guest laundry and off street parking.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website




Gwydir Highway Walgett, NSW

Caloola, on the banks of the Barwon River, is a working sheep property, managed with respect for the natural environment. A great stop over experience on the Darling River run, also the western route between Melbourne and Brisbane. There are several residences which have been renovated to offer excellent accommodation after a day exploring the outback. Enjoy a cup of tea with Bev and Richard and hear stories about the local area.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Carinya Station

Carinya Station, Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW, Australia

1432 Ridge Rd, Lightning Ridge NSW 2834

Carinya Station is a Farm stay experience, located 16km from Lightning Ridge. Bookings are strictly limited through their website

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Chasin' Opal Holiday Park


10 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge

Great Location! Only 200 metres from the Bowling Club, 3 mins walk to the main shopping centre and situated in a quiet family park is this NEW Cabin/Unit complex.

All Cabins have been caringly fitted out and most cabin/units have their own individual balcony. All Cabins contain ensuites, Split Systems air cons, T.V.'s, Clock radios & fully equipped kitchens. All

Linen, crockery/cutlery is provided in the price. Guest laundry onsite and undercover BBQ facilities. YOUR PERFECT OUTBACK STAY!

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Crocodile Caravan Park


5 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge

Family owned and operated small park situated in the middle of town. Enjoy a BBQ in our camp kitchen, watch TV, listen to music or just relax reading a good book or cool off in the pool.

We offer a range of accommodation including fully equipped En-Suite cabins, standard cabins, budget On-Site Vans and grassed Powered Sites.

We also offer camp kitchen, laundry facilities, clean amenities, private disabled shower/toilet, eftpos, and LP Gas refills available.

Pets on approval.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Fossickers Cottages


Cnr Harlequin and Onyx Streets, Lightning Ridge

Two fully self contained cottages in the heart of Lightning Ridge.

Opal Cottage is a small one bedroom cottage overlooking the old opal fields with a view to the west for some of the most beautiful sunsets you might ever see. This cute little home away from home is 'neat as a pin' with peaceful gardens established over 15 years ago.

Harlequin Cottage was built over 30 years ago as a four room miner's hut. It has grown over the years into a cute two bedroom cottage that you will welcome at the end of a busy day enjoying the sites of Lightning Ridge.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Lightning Ridge Holiday Park

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44 Harlequin Street, Lightning Ridge.

Family owned and operated, situated right in the centre of town!

Relax, unwind and enjoy the sights of Lightning Ridge at the Lightning Ridge Holiday Park. The LRHP is located in the centre of the Ridge, with a short walk to the shops, cafes, art galleries, attractions and the artesian baths. We are less than 200 meters from the famous Olympic Aquatic Swimming Complex, and local IGA Supermarket. 

The LRHP is pet friendly and is set on 4.2 acres with spacious powered and un-powered sites, en-suite sites and budget family cabins. Our facilities also include dump point, guest laundry and FREE WIFI.  

While staying at the LRHP you can enjoy an evening around the fire whilst you join us for Happy Hour.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Lightning Ridge Outback Resort & Caravan Park


Onyx Street, Lightning Ridge

The resort is easy to find at the entrance of town, where you are centrally located within a short stroll to the diverse shopping centre and Lightning Ridge's famous attractions.

Located amidst 10 acres of lovely landscaped gardens and beautiful surrounding 'oasis in the outback' and offers a wide range of accommodation styles, lounge & hotel bar (only Hotel/Pub in town), bottle shop, entertainment and Nobbies restaurant & bistro.

During your stay enjoy BBQ facilities, an outdoor swimming pool and playground - we have something for you to enjoy during any season. Our friendly staff are there to ensure your visit to the "Black Opal Capital of the World" is a pleasant and enjoyable one. We can also help book your tours and site seeing activities.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Lorne Station

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Lorne Road , Lightning Ridge - just drive out of town using Opal Street and keep driving about 3 kms, til you see the sign. Turn right for another 2 kms.

No bells and whistles just pure country hospitality! Situated on 10,000 acres - just minutes from town, Lorne Station offers a variety of accommodation to suit your budget and needs.

Tents, Powered & Unpowered Sites, Bunk Houses, Communal Kitchen, Fully Self Contained Houses, Fire Ring, Pet Friendly, laundry.

Lorne Station has dams available for yabbying. You can also fossick for opals all over the property ask at the office for the best spots. If you're you’re a fan of local wildlife you are sure to see some whilst staying at Lorne Station. The old woolshed has been set up as an art gallery with sculptures that tell the story of Opal mining in Lightning Ridge.

Please enquire at the office for viewing times.

 For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Opal Caravan Park


142 Pandora St, Lightning Ridge

Where holiday dreams are real!

The Opal Caravan Park built in 2011 is ideally located opposite the Hot Artesian Bore Baths. It is set in a natural and peaceful environment and is perfect for those looking for a retreat and blissful comfort.

Featuring a large clean amenities block, inground swimming pool, plenty of large drive through powered sites, drive through en suite sites, camping sites and deluxe en suite cabins - this park caters for everybody.

The camp kitchen and fire pit are perfect for enjoying a BBQ and a quiet evening around the fire with new friends. 

All this, and only a few minutes' drive to the centre of town and many of the local attractions! Pet friendly, free WiFi.

All Tour Buses pick up from the Opal Caravan Parks Reception daily.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Sonja's Bed and Breakfast

Sonjas new July 2017

60 Butterfly Ave, Lightning Ridge

Enjoy comfortable home-style accommodation right beside the opal fields, yet close to Shops and attractions.

Stay at Sonja’s with suites that have their own private entrances and facilities.

Secure off street parking. Four themed suites with kitchenettes and optional delicious breakfasts. Camp kitchen in spacious backyard and BBQ area.

Single travellers, couples and families and groups of up to 10 people all welcome.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website


Wallangulla Motel


22 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Centrally located with 43 modern rooms. Directly opposite is the Lightning Ridge Bowling Club who are owners of the motel, so you can take advantage and charge back all meals and drinks to your account.

You can relax in one of our 43 modern rooms, stylish and executive suites with spa's, air-conditioning, free wireless internet and free BBQ area.

Breakfast is available daily in the "Brekkie" room.

Tours depart daily from the motel and we are only too happy to organise these for you.

10% discount for any Bowling Club members.

Wallangulla is the best place to stay whilst enjoying your stay in the Ridge. Coaches welcome.

For more details and pricing, please visit their Website

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