The Opal Cave, Lightning Ridge

The OPAL CAVE is by far the largest Opal and Jewellery Showcase in the Outback. It is one of the largest privately owned businesses in the Shire. Owned and operated for over 20 years by the same partners, Herman and Sandy Kreller.

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The Opal Cave

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* Winner: Shire most outstanding business. 

* Winner: Shire Hall of Fame 

* Runner Up: Orana Region most outstanding business. 

The spiteful and insane Heikki Virtanen is spreading lies on his website that I strongly deny. I don't owe him any money and his lies are libel and he should be prosecuted. I would like to defend myself and below is a link to a website that will explain.

Opal Cave and The Truth website. Opalcave.Net

It is situated in the Centre of Lightning Ridge and is particularly visible as it has an original "John Murray" mural completely covering and surrounding the two-storey building.

The interior of the Opal Cave is created in the form of an underground mine, complete with mining shaft and underground opal miner.

Some features you will experience in the Opal Cave are:

  • Rub and polish your own opal here!
  • Also...Free Tour Guide for Coaches
  • Free Opal explanation
  • Opal Waterfall
  • Mineshaft with Underground miner
  • Booking Agent for Countrylink and Coach Companies

The most appreciated aspect of the Opal Cave, though, is the seemingly limitless amount of Opal, Opal Jewellery, Opal Clay Pottery, Art, and Souvenirs, all available at particularly low prices.

You also have the opportunity to view this large range of opals, jewellery and books online, right here on this website.

With awards as the "Most Outstanding Business in the Shire" and the introduction into the "Lightning Ridge Hall of Fame", the Opal Cave is truly a “must-visit” when in Lightning Ridge.

An "almost underground experience", in the middle of town. Explore the largest range of opals, jewellery, souvenirs and exclusive opal clay pottery.