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Best Time to Fly to Lightning Ridge, Australia

Lightning Ridge has a hot and humid climate and mercury hovers between 19 and 36 deg C throughout the year. It is best to visit here from May to July because it is comparatively cooler and that the town is busy celebrating its most famous festival- Lightning Ridge Opal Festival during this time.

Lightning Ridge Attractions

Artesian Bore Baths

The Artesian Bore Baths at Lightning Ridge are fed by the nearly two-million-year-old waters of the Great Artesian Basin. These naturally heated thermal baths, with waters flowing into them at about 40 to 50 deg Celsius, are best to treat a day’s fatigue and a lot of skin ailments. These baths are fed through several hundred bores that are scattered throughout the Great Artesian Basin.

John Murray Art Gallery

John Murray Art Gallery in Lightning Ridge is home to an exclusive outlet of original paintings by John Murray. He is considered one of the finest painters in the region and visitors can get a first-hand taste of his genius through his brilliant landscapes and other paintings. Some other attractions here are several original paintings, plus canvas, mounted, framed, posters print, and souvenirs made by him.

Chambers of the Black Hand Opal Mine Art

Chambers of the Black Hand Opal Mine Art is an underground room located 36 to 40 feet below the ground and full of sandstone walls and pillars painted with several remarkable carvings. These paintings are thought to date back to the evolution of the city of Lightning Ridge. Visitors will find also find paintings of native animals, biblical entities and dinosaurs neatly carved inside an opal cave. Another attraction here is the Egyptian chamber that has hieroglyphics related to typical Egyptian tombs and the classic called ‘The Last Supper’.

Festivals and Events

The Lightning Ridge Opal Festival

The Lightning Ridge Opal Festival is a four-day event held in the last week of July. It includes the Opal Queen Ball, Opal & Gem Festival, IOJDAA Trade Show and Jewelry Competition. This event attracts many jewelers, wholesalers, miners, and tourists who are impressed with a stunning show of jewelry and networking opportunities.

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