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Lightning Ridge

Lightning Ridge is located just off the Castlereagh highway north of Walgett about 200km northeast of Bourke (as the crow flies) and is easily accessible for those travelling the north-south route through outback NSW or heading east-west along the Darling River Run.

Lightning Ridge will welcome you with that classic country hospitality that marketers can only dream, but it is neither forced nor put-on and is certainly not be 'more of the same'.

One thing Lighting Ridge does have in abundance is eccentricity, not the type that one needs to be wary of but the kind that truly envelopes any visitor and is delivered via characters that could be included in any folkloric Australian novel or film; truly warming and welcoming.

Local Postmaster, Laurie Hudson, once wrote, 'Though you've roamed the whole world over, seen most all there is to see, there are scenes you've never dreamed of, in the stone of mystery’, and like the ‘stone of mystery’, Lightning Ridge also displays its uniqueness in many different ways depending how you wish to experience it.

  1. f/11
  2. 1/200 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Can House

Can & Bottle House - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#lightning ridge

  1. f/11
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Ridge Rock

Bald Hill - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#lightning ridge

  1. f/11
  2. 1/200 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Ridge Lines

Ridge red and blue - Lightning Ridge

#lightning ridge

  1. f/11
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Tipper

Bucket tipper - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#lightning ridge

  1. f/10
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 125

Currugated Rust

Ridge Relics - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

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  1. f/11
  2. 1/200 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 160

Follow the Car Door

Car Door tour marker at Glengarry as part of the Grawin selfguided tour. Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW

#car door tour  #lightning ridge  #outback attractions  #the grawin  #the grawin opal fields

  1. f/11
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 160

All roads lead to

Glengarry Hilton road sign - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#glengarry hilton  #outback attractions  #the glengarry  #the grawin opal fields

  1. f/11
  2. 1/400 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 160

Sheepyard

Sheepyard at the Grawin opal fields, near Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW

#lightning ridge  #outback attractions  #sheepyard  #the grawin  #the grawin opal fields

  1. f/5.6
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 200

Goddess of 67 #01

The Goddess of '67 Church used in the movie starring Rose Byrne. Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW, Australia

#darling river run  #lightning ridge  #outback nsw

  1. f/5.6
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 200

67 #3

Godess of 67 Church - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#lightning ridge

  1. f/9
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 200

Rear Window

Old Cars of the Ridge - Lightning Ridge - Outback NSW

#lightning ridge

  1. f/11
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 200

Old Holdens...

Interior of old Holden Utility - Lightning Ridge

#lightning ridge

  1. f/13
  2. 1/320 sec
  3. 14mm
  4. ISO 200

Mud Flow - 3

Coocoran Opal Fields, Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW

#darling river run  #lightning ridge  #outback nsw

  1. f/4
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 19mm
  4. ISO 160

Lifter @ Sunset

Sunset - White Cliffs - Outback NSW - Australia

#adventure driving  #bill oreilly  #corner country  #opal mining  #outback nsw  #the darling river run  #white cliffs

  1. f/4.5
  2. 1/2 sec
  3. 7mm
  4. ISO 320

Welcome to White Cliffs

Welcome to White Cliffs, Seam Opal capital, Outback NSW, Australia

#adventure driving  #bill oreilly  #corner country  #outback nsw  #the darling river run  #white cliffs

  1. f/4.5
  2. 1/500 sec
  3. 14mm
  4. ISO 200

Goddess of 67 #02

The Goddess of '67 Church used in the movie starring Rose Byrne. Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW, Australia

#black opal  #lightning ridge  #outback nsw

  1. f/8
  2. 1/250 sec
  3. 40mm
  4. ISO 320

Tipper

An old tip truck at Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW.

#lightning ridge

  1. f/11
  2. 1/100 sec
  3. 52mm
  4. ISO 320

Opal Cutter

An old ute directing people to WB Opal cutters at the 3 Mile Opal field, Lightning Ridge

#lightning ridge

  1. f/7.1
  2. 1/160 sec
  3. 29mm
  4. ISO 250

Goddess of '67

A sunset shot of the Goddess of '67 Church used in the movie starring Rose Byrne. Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW, Australia

#goddess of 67  #lightning ridge  #night skies  #outback attractions  #outback nsw