Lightning Ridge Opals Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour 4 days

From AUD AU$3,380.00
  • Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Sydney, NSW
  • Product code: 50LBH4

Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour

This 4 day Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour from Sydney gives you the real outback and country NSW experience plus the Blue Mountains with Katoomba, Echo Point and Govetts Leap, wine tasting in Hunter Valley, and Mudgee wine and gold country.

The 4 day tour is more relaxed than the 3-day tour and has an extra night allowed on return from Lightning Ridge giving an extra 1/2 day for opal shopping and a mine tour, plus overnight in rural NSW New England region

Lightning Ridge Opals Tours

Sydney to Outback New South Wales ( NSW )  tour via the Blue Mountains, Mudgee wines, Wollomi National Park, Warrumbungle Mountains, Lightning Ridge opals, hot springs, Mt Kaputar, Hunter Valley 

  • Wildlife in the wild. See koalas, emus, kangaroos, reptiles, wallabies, stunning native birds and much more
  • Buy opal at traders prices from the source at Lightning Ridge
  • Meet real Australian’s and local Aboriginal people in communities
  • Other tour options include Broken Hill, Lake Mungo NP, Gundabooka National Park, Bourke

 4 day Lightning Ridge Blue Mountains Hunter Valley Outback NSW Tour

– itinerary

Day 1 – Depart your Sydney hotel or accommodation at 730 am and enjoy the fresh early light and air of the spectacular Blue Mountains. Visit Katoomba, Leura, Echo Point, Three Sisters, Jamieson Valley (Grand Canyon) and Cliff Drive over Megalong Valley before a morning tea at Govett’s Leap near Blackheath, overlooking the Grose Valley and spectacular Blue Gum Forest in the Blue Mountains.

Descent the 1500 metres of the Great Dividing Range and from Pearson’s Lookout view the Blue Mountains region and Wollomi National Park in this World Heritage area. Enjoy a tasty lunch at a Winery in Mudgee and enjoy wine tasting. Travel on through old gold mining towns, and historic Gulgong – the town that was on the $10 note. Dine at own expense in town (numerous options) and consider a visit to the Sky Watch Observatory to view the night sky through their giant telescope. This area experiences some of the clearest skies in the world, hence the nearby Siding Springs Observatory. Enjoy motel style accommodation this evening.

Day 2: After a healthy breakfast see wild kangaroos and emus as we travel through Warrumbungle National Park. On the 4 day tour we have time to take a short bushwalk to see the spectacular view of the Breadknife and surrounding mountains in this unique volcanic region. Also available is a close-up visit to the large 3.9-metre diameter optical telescope at the Anglo-Australian Telescope facility at Siding Springs in the Warrumbungles. Siding Spring Observatory houses over 60 telescopes from institutions across the world including, Korea, America, the UK, Poland, Hungary, Germany and Russia. Travel through rural grain producing towns, and see the innovative and large water tower and silo artworks Arrive Lightning Ridge, home to Australia’s beautiful black opal. Visit an underground mine and see how the mining community lives. Buy your opals direct from the Opal Cutters and Wholesalers at huge discounts to City prices. Enjoy a swim in the healing waters of the hot Artesian spring baths. Overnight Lightning Ridge motel.

Day 3: Depending on day 2 activities, you now have more time available for opal shopping, or viewing this fascinating town. Depart Lightning Ridge via Wee Waa for the return journey to Sydney via huge sheep and cattle stations and some of the largest fields of wheat and cotton in the world. Witness the majestic 1520 m high Mt Kaputar dominating this ancient volcanic landscape. Visit Mt Kaputar foothills and see an ancient and massive organ pipe lava flow (time permitting). Travel via Narrabri, Gunnedah and the Breeza Plains. Lunch in a “Country Pub”. Overnight in New England region

Day 4 - Travel on through the Liverpool Ranges, Quirindi and Scone, the heart of horse breeding country in Australia. Opportunity to visit a horse breeding stud (may be an additional cost) More sightseeing and wine tasting opportunities in the Hunter Valley vineyards. Arrival in Sydney approximately 6:00 pm

Inclusions –

  • Motel style en-suite accommodation
  • All meals except 3 dinners own cost in restaurants
  • Wine tastings
  • Wild wildlife!!
  • Discount opal buying
  • Aboriginal art and real Aussie county folk
  • National Parks entry fees.
  • Tour price supports Outback Kids Fund & Nature Care projects.

BOOK HERE Or Call 0417 244 600 or 1300 763 188