GOLD + STARS + OPALS – Lightning Ridge 6 Day 4wd Tag Along Tour

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  • Outback NSW
  • Hill End
  • Warrumbungle National Park
  • Lightning Ridge


Upcoming Tour Date:

  • 17 March to 22 March, 2024 


Join us on an unforgettable 6-day 4WD tag along tour to Lightning Ridge in the outback of New South Wales. This adventure is perfect for those seeking a unique and immersive experience in the Australian outback. Enjoy the ride as we travel through stunning landscapes and visit some of the region’s most iconic attractions.

Our journey begins as we depart from Sydney we head towards Hill End where we will search for gold and then towards the Warrumbungle Dark Sky National Park.  As the sun sets, get ready to witness an awe-inspiring display of stars in the pristine night sky. Prepare to be amazed as the Milky Way spans across the darkness, giving you an unforgettable stargazing experience.

Our expedition head towards Lightning Ridge. Along the way, we make a stop and look at ancient Aboriginal Rock Art, meet some local Emus and old opal mining towns, where you’ll learn about the fascinating history and mining techniques of this precious gemstone. Unearth the beauty of opal as you observe skilled miners at work.

Gear up for an exciting day as we embark on a tour of the outback pubs. These iconic establishments tell stories of the pioneering days and are beloved by locals. Indulge in delicious pub meals and swap stories with the friendly outback community. This day promises to be full of laughter, good food, and amazing experiences you won’t find anywhere else.

We spend a day exploring Lighting Ridge with an Opal Mine tour and town tour. We finish this tour off at a working farm just out of Lighting Ridge, where we will enjoy local cuisine and a 4wd tour of the picturesque property.

Join us on this 6 day 4WD tag along tour to Lightning Ridge and be captivated by the stunning Gold of Hill End, Warrumbungles Dark Sky National Park, the enchantment of opal mining, and the unique charm of outback pubs, and so much more! Book now and let us guide you through an unforgettable outback experience in New South Wales.

What’s Included:

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Farm Breakfast
  • Farm Farewell Dinner
  • Gold panning tour
  • Historic town tour
  • Gold Mine tour
  • Sandstone cave walk with ancient Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Opal Mine Tour
  • Emu Farm Tour
  • Astronomy Experience (weather permitting)
  • Station Stay
  • Bespoke Farm Tour
  • Outback pub tour
  • Outback pub stay
  • Camping Fees
  • National Park fees
  • Experienced guides with a fully equipped vehicles
  • Satellite communications for emergencies
  • Photography and videography package of your vehicle tackling the tracks

This tour is self-cater with the exception of the first and last night and last day breakfast.

Camper trailers permitted after discussion.

Sorry, no domestic pets allowed due to entering National Parks.


FREE pre and post trip inspections in our workshop for each vehicle registered for the trip. Inspections must be booked with the shop.

What to bring

  • Basic Recovery Gear (Snatch strap, shackles etc)
  • UHF Radio – 80 Channel (Car mounted or portable)
  • Camping gear (Tent, Swag etc)
  • Camp Chairs
  • Changes of clothes for the time we’re away
  • Food and drinks
  • Cooking Equipment
  • Enough water and drinks for you and your passengers for the duration of the trip
  • Hats and sunscreen
  • A detailed packing list will be provided to customers booked on tour.


There will be access to fuel along the way.

Vehicle/driver suitability

This tour is suitable for standard 4WD and AWD vehicles, and you are welcome to bring your off-road camper trailer along for comfort. Please advise if you would like to bring your trailer.

This an easy to moderate trip in terms of difficulty, participating drivers should have some previous 4WD experience before joining this trip. All drivers must be licensed and vehicles must be registered and in roadworthy condition with comprehensive vehicle insurance.


  • Only booked customers will be permitted to join us on the trip.
  • This trip will be strictly limited to 10 vehicles.
  • This trip will only run with a minimum of 6 vehicles.
Call the shop on 02 4648 2085 to make your booking or book online. A deposit of $500 is payable to secure your spot, with remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to tour start date. 
CANCELLATION POLICY – Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking in the Frequently Asked Questions


*Tracks and access to some attractions may become limited due to weather, track closures or other conditions which may make access to a particular area unsafe or unsuitable. In these instances we have backup routes to use with alternate attractions.