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Conditions apply – Please enquire

Fossickers Cottages

Lightning Ridge Accommodation

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Welcome to Fossickers Cottages!

Fossickers Cottages hosts

Fossickers Cottages, the perfect place to stay, relax and experience Lightning Ridge first hand. Meet locals who are passionate about their town and black opal - the stunning gemstone that is mined from the depths of what was once a great inland sea.

Andrew and Jo met in Lightning Ridge after both had moved out to 'The Ridge' from Sydney around 1996.

Andrew is an opal miner and Jo is a qualified jeweller/designer, since marrying in 1998 they have been making jewellery and mining black opal ever since.

Fossickers Cottages were created when they moved out of their first cottage to move into their current home and they decided to help share a bit of their passion - the beauty of Black Opal and the eccentricity and experience of the Lightning Ridge area- with as many people as possible.

Our Town

Warm and Welcoming Eccentricity

Lightning Ridge

“Though you've roamed the whole world over, seen most all there is to see, there are scenes you've never dreamed of, in the stone of mystery.” Laurie Hudson, Cumborah Postmaster 1947-1965 There are many ‘must see’ destinations in Australia and Lightning Ridge is certainly that; home of the beautiful Black Opal and like the wonderful gem, Lightning Ridge shows its varying colours depending on how you look at it.

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Fossickers Cottages

Fossickers Cottages:
C/- Lost Sea Opals Cnr Onyx & Morilla st
Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834

Phone: (02) 6829 0066


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