The Walgett Region in New South Wales offers a blend of charm, adventure, and cultural experiences. Situated at the junction of the Namoi and Barwon Rivers, Walgett is a friendly Outback town with a rich history and plenty to see and do. The region is renowned for its excellent fishing sites, water skiing areas, and scenic drives, making it a perfect destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor activities.
Visitors can explore the Walgett Historical Society, experience the local food and drink scene at Blend and Co, and visit the Dharriwaa Elders Group Exhibition Centre for a deeper understanding of the area's heritage and culture. For those interested in unique attractions, the region is home to the Great Inland Way, a highway tourist route that travels inland from Sydney to Cairns and Cooktown, offering a picturesque journey through the Australian landscape.
Additionally, the area's proximity to the Namoi and Barwon Rivers provides opportunities for fishing, water sports, and relaxation. The region's vast black soil plains nurture a thriving agricultural industry, adding to the scenic beauty of the area. Visitors can also enjoy the natural hot artesian bore baths in Burren Junction, Lightning Ridge, and Walgett, providing a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. For art enthusiasts, the John Murray art gallery in Lightning Ridge and the Aboriginal art gallery in Walgett showcase unique and diverse artistic expressions.
Come explore the opal fields of Lightning Ridge with us! Our friendly and experienced guides will pick you up from your accommodation and treat you to a complimentary Devonshire Tea. You'll get to visit Fred Bodel's, a historic mining camp that's only open to Black Opal tours. You'll also get to explore Lunatic Hill open cut, and our exclusive opal dirt processing site with the largest Opal agitator ever built (weather permitting).
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Explore the sights of Lightning Ridge with four self-drive tours marked by coloured car doors (green, blue, yellow and red) from wrecked vehicles, erected roadside. Pick up a handout from the Lightning Ridge or Walgett Visitor Information Centres (AUD1) and follow the numbers corresponding to each sight.