Stanley the Emu

We spent 4 interesting nights and days in Lightning Ridge before heading off once more. We stopped at a rest area for morning tea across the road from Stanley the Emu.     On Castlereagh Highway turn-off 10 kilometres out of town, you will come across an 18-metre sculpture of a steel called Stanley the … Continue reading Stanley the Emu

Blue Car Door Tour

The Blue Car Door Tour is part of the free self drive tours around the town and outer areas. For $1 you can pick up a detailed map and information of the car door tours from the information centre. The Blue Car door is a 20 min drive. This drive takes you past the Walk … Continue reading Blue Car Door Tour

Green Car Door Tour

The Green Car Door Tour is part of the free self drive tours around the town and outer areas. For $1 you can pick up a detailed map and information of the car door tours from the information centre. The Green car door tour takes approx 30 min. Takes you a bit further out of … Continue reading Green Car Door Tour

Yellow Car Door Tour

The Yellow Car Door Tour is part of the free self drive tours around the town and outer areas. For $1 you can pick up a detailed map and information of the car door tours from the information centre. This Yellow Door tour takes you a little further afield and takes approx 45 mins to … Continue reading Yellow Car Door Tour

Red Car Door Tour

The Car Door Tours are free self drive tours around the town and outer areas. There is a total of 4 tours each marked with a different colour door. We had visited some of these areas on the town tour the day before. For $1 you can pick up a detailed map and information of … Continue reading Red Car Door Tour

Outback Opal Tours

We opted to do a local town tour, there are a couple to choose from, we choose Outback Opal Tours. The tour starts off with the friendly bus driver in our case Nat picking us up from the caravan park. There was only one other couple on the tour also from our park. Visit the … Continue reading Outback Opal Tours

Chambers of the Black Hand

Wow just wow, soooo awesome, mind blowing, every corner you turn, every sandstone wall was one carving after another. The only difficulty we had is the lighting wasn't the best for clear steady photography shots. And we have soooo many photos these are just a few and loads of video still to process. First a … Continue reading Chambers of the Black Hand

Opal Caravan Park

We don't often do reviews on caravan parks mainly because we don't stay in them a lot. But the Opal Caravan Park to us was exceptional so worthy of a mention. One of the reasons we choose this park was they offered Doggy Daycare, with half or a full day. It can be difficult when travelling with … Continue reading Opal Caravan Park

Lightning Ridge

After our peaceful night at Barney's Beach we packed up and headed straight for Lightning Ridge. We are staying at the Opal Caravan Park and it would have to have the best and cleanest amenities we have seen in a caravan park. No shower curtain here, glass screens. The powered site area has gravel all … Continue reading Lightning Ridge

Barney’s Beach Thallon

We did some shopping in Goondiwindi, filled up with fuel and bought lunch. There are several really lovely parks in Goondiwindi, we think it’s a really nice town. After lunch we headed to Thallon a small country town west of Goondiwindi. Not a lot there, pub is supposed to have great meals. There is an … Continue reading Barney’s Beach Thallon