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The Opal Cave

51 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
+61 2 6829 0333
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This place has been made to represent the mines of the area. You enter via stairs down to a dirt... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Peter B
via mobile
Lovely range of opals

Popped in for some postcards and bought some lovely eartings, reasonably priced and very pretty... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Rhonda S
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Wauchope, Australia
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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51 Morilla St, Lightning Ridge, New South Wales 2834, Australia
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This place has been made to represent the mines of the area. You enter via stairs down to a dirt floor like in a mine. Lots of mine style decor hanging from the ceiling. Staff are friendly and courteous. Be sure to bargain on the...More

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in for some postcards and bought some lovely eartings, reasonably priced and very pretty. Lovely staff, no hard sell which is hugely appreciated

Thank Rhonda S
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice people, was a bit unsure after having been into a different store in the main Street earlier in the day where the reception and manner of the 'salesperson' was terrible to say the least.

Thank brissie__kel
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

When we entered the cave we knew very little about Opals, no idea what a double, triple or black opal was, but when we left we knew. We did not buy anything in the store, but that did not change the level of service we...More

Thank HamishQLD
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We learnt a lot about opals here thanks to the staff. I've never been a big Opal fan however really liked the triplets and knowing more about what the famous black opals were about. Even the shop design to look like an Opal cave was...More

1  Thank Sonjabs
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

There is a great selection here & the assistant gave us good information about the opals and couldn't have been more helpful without being pushy for a sale.

Thank Vanessa J
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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Lovely Opals some are very beautiful, so they are very valuable. The infamous Black Opal wasn't what I expected. We learn't a lot about the process of opals.

Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place and very affordable place to go and shop when your on a budget. Great shop for our own gifts and presents.

Thank Emma-Catlin T
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great value and the staff know what they are telling you as well as they give you time to look... prices are realistic and can highly recommend......

Thank Jenny E
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I walked through the cave 43 years ago on a school excursion. It doesn't have the underground display anymore, but it remains an informative introduction, on the 'Blue' tour, to this eclectic opal mining town and community. It is run by experienced and knowledgable miners,...More

Thank Paulrw1
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