Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge
(4.8/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
One of the more unusual attractions in New South Wales, Chambers of The Black Hand consists of a collection of more than 350 carvings and murals on the sandstone walls of a disused opal mine. The gallery’s resident artist, Ron Canlin, has carved a variety of images, including reliefs of the Last Supper, Atlas holding the world, and a replica of an Egyptian tomb. A jewelry shop can also be found in the mine, where you can purchase opal mined locally. Take a look at our Lightning Ridge tourist route planner to schedule your visit to Chambers of The Black Hand and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • What a cool place!! We were picked up from our accomodation in the tour bus 15mins prior to the tour and driven out to the entrance to the Chambers of the Black Hand mine. We all descended the many st...  more »
  • All the "blowing in the wind" about this place is just another excuse to sell you Opals (inferior quality when we were there in November cause it's not their season!!!) and the "service" is to the att...  more »
  • We toured the mine after a pick up in the courtesy bus. Very interesting experience underground. Opal sales are very competitive with town outlets. 
  • Fascinating sandstone sculptures in underground mine.