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Opal Caravan Park, Lightning Ridge

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Pandora St. Almost opposite the hot artesian baths. Ph: 02 6829 4884. Top Tourist member. Pets allowed, at manager's discretion, on leash at all times.

Report By: Glenn & Jenny(171)
Date of Stay: September 2022 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $47 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, good camp kitchen, car wash, secure entry, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus, reception quality was 3. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. Clean pool, pool is shaded. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- All drive thru sites with plenty of room Showers with screen doors and very well laid out park.

Report By: Limpy(30)
Date of Stay: May 2022 Rating: 4.5
This Park is well laid out with large sites and spotless facilities. Camp kitchen x 2 are excellent...The park is a short walk from the Artesian Pool.

Report By: waznjen(218)
Date of Stay: October 2020 Rating: 4.5
This is a lovely park within walking distance to the hot bore baths. Sites are drive tbrough and plenty of room for your car and annexe. Would definately stay again.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Reasonable value for money $42.00 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $37.80, reduced for Top tourist park. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, shade to some sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. You can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Optus, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. No pool. Suitable for few days, suitable for families, well maintained park.

Report By: U Boughta Jeep(131)
Date of Stay: April 2019 Rating: 4.5
This strongly recommended park has lived up to it's reputation. It is supposed to be the best park in western NSW and it probably is. Half a metre of fine gravel over the entire site has lifted it to a safe height above black soil plains so, on the rare occasion of rain, all is well. The clear, heated water of the (guests only) swimming pool is a marked contrast to the public artesian bath, 200m down the road. It has green algae floating in it and an oil skim on the surface. Every site in this park is drive through with easy entry and exit. The entire park is flat. No challenge at all! At reception the staff are professional and informed. The tourist info they offer is relevant and accurate. Sites are more than adequate in size. There is an on site coffee shop from 8 to 10am 6 days and entertainment every night. Swinging glass doors are a feature of every cubicle in both ablution blocks. They ensure the dual dry shelves stay dry. These are the best-designed, clean, appealing shower blocks I've ever seen in any park. This park is not cheap. Why would it be when it is booked out in the winter sometimes? It is, however, good value for money.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $39.00 for 2A PN, powered. Paid $35.10, reduced for top parks. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is very good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, basic camp kitchen, kiosk, disabled facilities, car wash, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Vodaphone, reception quality was 2. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, no permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. No playground. Clean pool, heated, tables and chairs provided. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- The efficiency with which it is run and managed.
Added Touches:- They have a competitively priced Thai meal on site on Friday nights.
Local Information:- The local tours are good. No one we spoke to would recommend any venue to eat. Our experience was unfortunately consistant with their opinion.