Last year on a road trip around northern New South Wales, my husband and I discovered the unique Grawin and Glengarry opal fields. Located 40 kilometres SW of Lightening Ridge — Black Opal Capital of the World — these fields mine seam black opal and were where opal was first found in the area back in the early 1900’s. It is a very rustic, natural area that makes recycling an art. Every one and everything is different and it is like nothing I have ever seen before.
The Grawin Golf Course
The Club In The Scrub
The Glengarry Hilton
This warning sign at the entrance to the area reminds everyone that you are entering an old working mine field, littered with dangers so keep to the tracks and beware.