Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge

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. Before you visit Lightning Ridge, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • Amazing carvings in a totally unique setting. We paid an extra $10 per couple to go down to the mining level which was well worth it.  more »
  • This place is amazing and well worth the money they charge, would highly reccomend you see this if you're in town.  more »
  • At Happy Hour, several other travellers highly recommended this. It does not disappoint. Not cheap, even with Seniors Discount, it is $45 @ person. But the tour was well worth it. Courtesy bus picks y...  more »
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  • Though not a working mine anymore the walls have been patiently sculptured from the soft sandstone into different themed chambers and halls. The videos show it's history and characters that worked there. Free tea/coffee and opal sales.
  • The best display of art work we have ever seen. Carvings straight into the sand stone,. Magnificent!!!
  • Absolutely amazing. We spent a couple.of hours down there as there was.always something we seemed.to miss. Dont forget to look for Wally.
  • Very interesting visit. Definitely a must do.
  • What a great expirience and the sculptures are amazind
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