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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 Area Attractions

While there are plenty of attractions in Lightning Ridge to enthral any visitor for several days, there is also some wonderful experiences to be had in some of the outlying areas. The nearby opal field known as the Grawin is a must see as is are the nearby towns like Hebel to the north and Walgett to the south.

No visit to Lightning Ridge would be complete without experiencing the outlying attractions near the Ridge.

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Cafe 64


Phone: 02 6828 3440 - 64 Wee Waa St, Walgett NSW

A community based Not-for-profit business offering employment and training opportunities to people with a disability while offering good coffee and delicious meals to patrons in a fresh and welcoming environment.


Glengarry Hilton


Phone: 02 6829 3983 - Glengarry Opal Fields. (60+kms from Lightning Ridge)

Experience the delights of the Glengarry "Hilton", nestled in the heart of the infamous Glengarry Opal field. Nothing like the Sydney Hilton but with lots more atmosphere, the Glengarry Hilton is a unique pub & its inhabitants will keep you intrigued for hours.

Opening Hours: 11 am till late.

Features: Backpacker style air-conditioned accommodation $16.00 p.p includes breakfast. Meals & snacks are available everyday & can cater for large groups.

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The Grawin Club In The Scrub


Phone: 02 6829 3810 - Grawin Opal Fields (60+kms from Lightning Ridge)

Have a yarn with the miners and local characters. Enjoy the games room including table tennis, pool or darts. Check out the golf course and relax at the 19th hole while sipping a refreshing ale.

Opening Hours: 9.30am am till late everyday (including the cafe).

Kitchen open for lunch 11.30am to 2pm daily. Dinner available Wednesday to Saturday

Free camping - dog friendly at rest area, Bingo - Tuesday 11am. Meat Raffle and Jolly Jester Draw - Friday nights.

Member Badge Draw and Chook raffles - Sunday from 12.30pm. Golf Comp - Sunday 8am and Wednesday 2pm.

Special events throughout the year including live entertainment.

Club in the Scrub Website click here

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Hebel Hotel


Phone: 07 4625 0923 - 30 William St Hebel

It is widely claimed that Dan Kelly and Steve Hart from the legendary Ned Kelly gang resided In the Hebel area under assumed names and that they frequented the Hebel Hotel. Hebel was once known as Kelly's Point and changed name to Hebel in the early 1890s. Possibly named after a local german family.


Sheepyard Inn


Phone: 02 6829 3932 - 1 Anzac Parade

Sheepyard Inn: A truly unique bush Pub. Ice cold beer, groceries & gas and local tourist information. "Located approximately 70km NW of Walgett and 70km W of Lightning Ridge in the heart of the NSW Opal Fields, the Sheepyard Inn offers a completely unique outback experience. Come along and share a cold beer, cooked meal, great yarn, with local miners and other colourful characters. Enjoy a free game of pool, and some amazing photo opportunities. See you there! Open hrs: 11:00am - Late 7 Days. Products & Services Free camp area available Shower and toilets Groceries and gas available Local baker on site with fresh bread daily Tour groups welcome Tourist information " There are walls of great Pubobilia.

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Hebel Caravan Park


Phone: 07 4625 0920 - William Street Hebel

After a long trip why not pull up your stumps at the Hebel Caravan Park & GeneralStore.

Opening Hours: 7.00am - 8.30pm. Open everyday.

Features: Several twin air conditioned units, all bedding is supplied.12 powered sites & unlimited camping sites.


Woolpack Dining Room & General Store


Phone: 07 4625 0920 - William Street Hebel

The shop & restaurant is open everyday from 7am-8.30pm serving some of the most delicious home cooked food in the west.

Opening Hours: 7.00am - 8.30pm.Open everyday

Features: Home style scrumptious meals, groceries & public phone.


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