Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, Melbourne

4.9
#10 of 68 in Shopping in Melbourne
Learn more about one of the most coveted gemstones at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. Join a tour where the staff will take you through the complex and introduce you to the different types of opal. You'll see how they are processed and treated from mine to market, including the ways they're crafted into jewelry and other pieces. Afterwards, stop in the shop to browse items at reasonable prices. Using our international travel planner, Melbourne attractions like Lightning Ridge Opal Mines can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Little did I expect to pet a friendly skink when I walked down the stairs to Lighting Ridge Opal store... Staffed by friendly, thoughtful and informative staff, this is a gemstone store plus a small.....  more »
  • As we walked down the stairs we were immediately greeted by the friendly staff. The staff demonstrated how opals are cut and what noodling is all about. This is a family run business with a long...  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic. Would recommend highly. Great service, understanding and lovely staff, super helpful and wonderful selection of opals. Definitely check out the reptiles 🦎 thank you for a excellent service and experience.
  • So down to earth. If you are looking to buy opals go here! Other stores just don’t compare when it comes to selection and service. We learned a lot and had so much fun picking out boulder opals. Unfortunately this was our last stop before we had to catch a flight and one of my biggest regrets of my time in Melbourne is not allowing more time to shop here.
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