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White cliffs and lightning ridge


Any info re worth a visit

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Hi Peter,

No idea myself, but , I would put your request in the general part of the forum, you may get more replies there.

Cheers AL

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robo24 wrote:

Any info re worth a visit


 We were recently at Lightning Ridge, (3wks ago). Stayed at Opal c/pk,  nice, $38 Perdue site, great ammenities, but best to book as can get busy.

Did car door tours. Blue, green and red are ok, yellow is good. Tour guide is $1 From Info centre.

Some of the other tours seemed over priced for our interests.

Artesion pools looked good, but we did not venture in, weather a bit too cool.

A few good galleries to go through also.

A lot depends on what your personal interests are.



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A lot of holes in the ground & not many trees. Quite ugly but if you like that kind of thing go for it. Worth one night at each location. Interesting.

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Lots to see and do at the "Ridge" as locals call it, make sure you go to Grawin and have a drink at the pubs in the scrub. Hot pools are great any weather.  white Cliffs also great,



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Thanks for replies

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White Cliffs not worth the rough trip in (in my opinion). "The Ridge" was one of the most interesting places I've been. Did the underground carvings, all the car door tours, "pubs in the scrub" - just an eyeopener, did the hot pool every night, got some "John Murray Emu Stickers" for my van. Stayed at the Opal park for several days. Good meal at the club.

DD. Plenty of trees at the Ridge. Not an ugly place but not Toorak either. When were you last there?

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We did the trip to White Cliffs and Lightning Ridge a few years ago, thoroughly enjoyed both. Lake Peery at White Cliffs was good for birdlife and in the town some good art work and underground tours. In Lightning Ridge we were there for the Opal Festival, heaps of opal dealers and plenty to see and do, especially the Car Door tours and the art gallery. Well worth the trip there, and if you don't go you won't know!

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Have a thought for remote communities and the impact negative comments can have on vital tourism. A town may not be to your taste but even the smallest provide vital services to locals and passing trade , particularly for grey nomads exploring a bit off the track.

Pete

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The solar parabolic dishes were interesting to see at White Cliffs when we were there. It was Australia's first solar power station & used both solar & steam to generate power.

Refer to www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-13/revisiting-australias-first-commercial-solar-power-plant/8017198

For all the "knockers", all places have their interesting (to some) & boring bits and we often find it difficult how people can live in those conditions, & climate BUT - "the big bit of colour might be in the next shovelful of dirt". We have friends who live at Coober Pedy, Marla - all have made a living out of opal but are still keen to find the "BIG ONE"!

Keep looking DD & perhaps you'll find a Cinnamon Quail-thrush! Its cousin, the Chestnut-breasted Q-T lives in a rough enough habitat but the Cinnamon likes to rough it a bit more.

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