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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 Shops & Services

Besides our magnificent gems on display & for sale the township is the main shopping center for many towns & communities surrounding the Ridge. A wide variety of shops & services are mainly situated in the heart of the CBD....Morilla & Opal St, there is also an industrial estate which houses shops & businesses providing many services.

Amy Rose Cottage

Amy Rose Cottage July 2017

 Phone 0419 660 591

45 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Colin & Gini are happy to share their journey to sustainable living.

You will see Wicking Bed Gardens growing vegetables and fruit - including edible walls to provide extra shade for the house in summer.

Ask for a demonstration of Outback Solar Cookers.

Visit the smallest shop in Lightning Ridge showcasing beautiful Crystal Trees, CG Rock Art and fragrant Nag Champa candles in beautiful cups and mugs.

Happy to open most days – look for 'Now Open' sign or ring doorbell or call us – we may be out and about or just forgot to put out sign - but that’s Lightning Ridge!



Duncan's Fashions


Phone: 02 6829 1066

45 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

The Ridge's only fashion store - this is a must visit if you need some stylish new clothes.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5.30pm (Mon-Fri) 9am - 1pm (Saturday)

Features: All major brands including Akubra Hats, Adidas, Billabong Rip Curl, Akubra.


Khan's IGA


Phone: 02 6829 0418 

Opal St, Lightning Ridge

Whether you're at home or on the road, Khan's IGA Supermarket in Lightning Ridge has all your grocery needs.

Opening Hours: 7:00am - 7:00pm (Mon - Sat), 7:00am - 5:00pm (Sun)

Features: Fresh fruit and vegetables, Delicatessen, In-store Bakery, Butcher and Bottle Shop.


Lightning Ridge Mining and Steel Supplies


Phone: 02 6829 0540 

10-12 Windlass Ave, Lightning Ridge

Heaven...for the home handy man or new miner?

Opening Hours: 8am - 5pm (Mon-Fri); 8am - 12pm (Saturday)

Features: Noodling equipment, hardware supplies and camp renovations.


Lightning Ridge Post Office


Phone: 02 6829 0320 

Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Not just a post office, this little store is jam packed with postcards, souvenirs and other gift items as well as the usual cards, stationary and postal issue.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday-Friday)

Features: Bank@post banking, passport interviews available, and all other postal needs.


Mr Cheap Bargain Warehouse


Phone: 02 6829 1232

31 Opal Street, Lightning Ridge

The one stop shop for everyone - Mr Cheap has household items, toys, paints, CDs, DVDs, camping goods, tools, a key cutting service and loads more stuff, all at bargain prices.

Opening Hours: 8am - 5.30pm (Mon-Fri) 8am - 4pm (Saturday) 9am - 3pm (Sunday)

Features: Crockery and Cutlery and General Hardware goods.


Tom's Lapidary


Phone: 02 6829 1184 

11 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Tom caters for the home energy enthusiast as a Jaycar authorised stockist, and of course everything for the lapidary fanatic.

Opening Hours: 9.30am - 11.55am; then 1'ish - 4pm Monday to Friday

Features: Significant display of lapidary supplies and solar solutions.


Weeks Newsagency


Regrettably due to a fire in late May 2017, the newsagency has temporarily ceased to operate. Newspapers are available at the Barriekneal Servo, 37 Morilla Street.

We will post updates on newsagency services as they come to hand


White's Pharmacy


Phone: 02 6829 0370

Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

For all your over the counter and scripted pharmaceutical needs.

Opening Hours: 9am - 1pm 2pm - 5.30pm (Mon- Friday) 9am - 12.30pm (Saturday)

Features: Vitamins, Cosmetics and Fragrances.


Caltex Service Station


Phone: 02 6829 0237

Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

Your one stop shop for fuel, drinks, chips and sweets.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday-Friday)

Features: Fuel and small grocery items.


Lightning Ridge Miner's Association


Phone: 02 6829 0427

3 Morilla Street, Lightning Ridge

For most things opal mining related including maps and information, this is your first point of call.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Monday-Friday)

Features: Information on opal mining, maps.


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