Lightning Ridge, a private opal mine

the mine shaft is 3ft x 3ft wide and the rock is bucketed up and then send it to be washed and sorted hoping to find the precious opal.

Club in the Scrub, Grawin and Sheepyard Inn, Cumborah, watering holes near Lightning Ridge, Outback NSW

The Grawin Club in the Scrub, was our first port of call. It boasted a nine hole golf course,with gravel fairways and sand greens, it being highly decorated and being patronised by golfers during our visit.