join us on a Holiday Coach tour of Lightning Ridge

Tour Highlights:
Taronga Western Plains Zoo; Coonamble Nickname Hall of Fame; Full Day Opal tour – Fred Bodel’s Hut, Three Mile Flat, Lunatic Hill Open Cut Mine, Simm’s Hill Opal Fields & Miners’ Camp, Astronomers’ Monument, Amigo’s Castle, Bevan’s Opal Cactus Garden & Chambers of the Black Hand; Grawin, Glengarry & the Sheepyard Opal Fields Full Day Tour; Narrabri Tourist Centre; Siding Spring Observatory; Australian Museum Diprotodon Exhibition & much more!

6 days / 5 nights … with Mary and Brian

Tour Departs: Sunday 6 September – Friday 11 September 2020

Lightning Ridge holiday-coach-tour … click here to download brochure

Day 1. Sun 6 Sep: Home – Lithgow – Dubbo
This morning we pick you up from home and begin our drive across the Blue Mountains through Lithgow into Dubbo.
We stop in Lithgow to purchase lunch at the Workies Club Motel and continue into Dubbo for check in to our
accommodation later this afternoon. Dinner tonight is in the motel restaurant.

Overnight Dubbo: Golden West Motor Inn
Day 2. Mon 7 Sep: Dubbo – Coonamble – Lightning Ridge                                        Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
This morning we visit the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, home to over 4,000 animals, and widely recognised as
Australia’s greatest open range Zoo. With our own guide on board we begin our Zoo Safari Tour for a brief insight to
over 350 species of animals. After our tour we enjoy a light lunch before we board our coach and head to Lightning
Ridge. We take the scenic route via the small country township of Coonamble, famous for its Nickname Hall of Fame.
The ‘Nickname Hall Of Fame’ can be seen in and around Castlereagh street where prominent local characters have
been immortalised in caricature and adorn the walls. Find out how ‘Fluffy’, ‘Singo’, ‘Vanderbilt’ and others got their
nicknames! We then continue up to Lightning Ridge, home of Australia’s National Gemstone the Black Opal and a
town known for its rich history and colourful characters. Upon arrival we check in to our motel before dinner.
Overnight Lightning Ridge: Lightning Ridge Outback Resort