Chambers of The Black Hand, Lightning Ridge

(4.8/5 based on 340+ 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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  • Truly amazing artwork thats well worth the very narrow staircase entry, kids loved going round finding wally so they could receive their free opal if they found them all :) 
  • What a great and wonderful experience to see such skill underground. Beautiful sculptures, topped off by meeting Ron the artist. What a lovely man, who took time out to chat to us and answer our quest...  more »
  • Absolutely awesome highly recommended place to visit if you ever get the chance to. I took my four children aged 12-2years old here. They all thoroughly enjoyed it. Even the claustrophobic one. The cl...  more »
  • Fascinating sandstone sculptures in underground mine.