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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  • We were very surprised at the number of carvings here. The tour is a great source of information and worth every cent. What patience the creator has to do such intricate work. 
  • This place is amazing, Ron the artist/sculptor has a real talent. This attraction is great for people of all ages and with an elevator for those less mobile everyone can enjoy it. 
  • A great tour, pick up from Caravan Park and after some further pickups from around the town of Lightning Ridge, we proceeded to the mine. After a brief WPH&S talk down 85 steps into the mine, a lift w...  more »
  • Fascinating sandstone sculptures in underground mine.