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Outback Opal Mine

Clifton Beach, Cairns Area

To start your free visit to the Outback Opal Mine why not view the interesting eight minute documentary available in English, Japanese and German. Then take a walk through the simulated Opal mine to see a variety of rough black, boulder and crystal opal embedded in the wall.

Relax on the verandah and enjoy morning or afternoon tea.

If you have ever wondered how opal gougers work, how opal is formed and how it is cut and polished, be sure to visit Joe and Susan Clyde's showroom.

A courtesy coach is available for up to 14 people.

Open Times

Note: Closed Christmas Day. After hours by appointment.

Facilities

  • Car park
Captain Cook Highway
Clifton Beach, Cairns Area
Queensland
Australia

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