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Great Ocean Road and Heritage Sheep Farm Experience from Melbourne
"Explore the wonders of this 550km wonder called The Great Ocean Road. You'll discover some of the worlds most inspiring and picturesque scenery quaint little towns sheer cliffs raging seas old growth rainforests and beautiful beaches.Explore the Great Ocean Road a little differently. In the morning visit the regions first sheep station. Get a history lesson and a hands on experience including sheering demonstration feeding the lambs taking in the feel and smells of the wool
From AUD295.00
 
Melbourne Shore Excursion: Small-Group Yarra Valley Day Trip Including Healesville Sanctuary
"After meeting your local guide at the port travel approximately 75 minutes towards the Yarra Valley taking in the incredible bush-covered mountains and breath-taking views along the way.Your first stop will be the Healesville Sanctuary where you'll stop to visit some of Australia's iconic travel towards Mt Donna Buang summit to view the incredible views over the Yarra Valley followed by the Rain Forest Gallery for a tree top walk. Enjoy a stop along the Upper Yarra River with free time to walk along the waterline taking in the inc"""Explore the upper Yarra Valley on this day trip after arriving off your cruise ship in Melbourne. Visit Healesville Sanctuary the summit of Mt Donna Buang and the rain forests of the Yarra Ranges before strolling along the banks of the pristine Yarra River. Enjoy a short stop in the boutique town of Warburton for lunch before stopping for a delicious wine and cheese tasting at title=Highlights&1=Full-day+shore+excursion+to+the+Yarra+Valley+from+Melbourne&2=Spot+kangaroos+and+koalas+at+the+Healesville+Sanctuary&3=Enjoy+dramatic+views+over+the+Yarra+Valley+from+Mt+Donna+Buang&4=Tuck+into+lunch+at+the+Warburton+Bakery&5=Sample+reg
From AUD230.00
 
Melbourne Shore Excursion: Small-Group Yarra Valley Wine Tasting Day Trip
"After meeting your tour guide at port travel North-East approximately 75 minutes towards the picturesque Yarra Valley. Take in some of Melbourne’s incredible sights along the way before arriving in Melbourne’s premium wine region.Having been known for its premium wines since the 1880 the Yarra Valley has its various soil types and rainfall patterns to thank for the distinctive vineyard styles.With a cooler climate than Bordeaux and a slightly warmer temperature than Burgundy high quality chardonnay pinot noir and sparkling wines are the perfect wines for this region. Not only is the Yarra Valley known for it’s wineries but it’s agriculture grazing land
From AUD290.00

More Things to Do in Lightning Ridge

ARTESIAN BATHS

On a cold day, what could be better that sitting in the warm/hot Artesian Bore Baths. These are so nice, I think probably good for ailments, my body just relaxed in the warm water.They say the baths...
balhannah
Dec 11, 2013

CHAMBERS OF THE BLACK HAND - PART 2

Part 2 of the Tour, and this was the amazing part.Let me tell you about this 100 year old mine where approx. 20 metres underground, subterranean tunnels open into vast chambers. I think you will be...
balhannah
Dec 11, 2013

CHAMBERS OF THE BLACK HAND TOUR - 1

What a funny name for a tour..............Well, name aside..........THIS WAS ONE EXCELLENT TOUR!The tour is in two parts, you can do either a part of a full tour, all the full tour.We chose the full...
balhannah
Dec 11, 2013

FREE FOSSICKING

Located next to the Vistor Information centre in Lightning Ridge, is a FREE FOSSICKING AREAIt pays to remember, that you are not allowed to just go into anybodys mullok heaps, even though they look...
balhannah
Dec 11, 2013

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

At some time during your stay here, you should visit the Visitor Information Centre.We went to the Centre 1st, and found out about what tours and sights to see. We also bought a map for $1, which gave...
balhannah
Dec 11, 2013

WALK IN MINE

The BLUE CAR DOOR TOUR took us to the Walk in Mine.We visited here with the Tour company. I was a little disappointed with this mine, this was because we had been down another one 1st, one that I...
balhannah
Apr 04, 2011
 
 
Sponsored Listings

OLYMPIC SWIMMING POOL

I told you Lightning Ridge was a "quirky town" in the Outback of Australia, but little did I expect to find was an Olympic Swimming Pool!Yes, you read right! An Olympic Swimming Pool was built for...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

WATER THEME PARK

In Summer, when Lightning Ridge hits some high temperatures, then there are several places you can go to cool off.If you have children, then the Water Theme park looked pretty amazing, children would...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

LIGHTNING RIDGE BOTTLE HOUSE

Another unusual building in this town, is the Bottle house, it looked to be made out of hundreds of bottles. People around here sure know how to recycle!Originally a miner's camp it now houses a...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

GEM GARDENS

The other section of the Gem gardens is more paths, shrubs and lawns.You wouldn't know there is a Pump Station here, as it has been made into a mini-miners cottage.In the centre is a fountain that has...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

GEM GARDENS

The Botanic Gardens at Lightning Ridge are a little different. This is because, one whole area is dedicated to Shrubs/Tree/Flowers that grow in the Outback.These are the ones that can help you to...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

LIGHTNING RIDGE SCENERY & HOMES

If you come to Lightning Ridge, then you really must leave the main town area, and get out to where the Miners and their Camps/Humpys/Homes are.This is where the real Lightning ridge is, and I am sure...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

MINES & MULLOCK HEAPS

The Red Car door tour, wound us around many mullock heaps, and miner's humpys. The land is barren and harsh, there are Trees, but not a lot. We didn't see people around, I guess they are all working...
balhannah
Jun 17, 2010

OPAL SHOPPING

A trip to Lightning Ridge would not be complete without having a look in some Opal Shops.There are plenty to choose from. I wasn't looking to buy Opal, so we only went into a couple of shops. Probably...
balhannah
Jun 16, 2010

Top 5 Lightning Ridge Writers

balhannah

"WORLD'S RICHEST DEPOSIT OF BLACK OPAL"
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thedouglas

"Lightning Ridge - Australian Black Opal Country"
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