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Opals Down Under

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published June 23rd 2016
Fossicking Fun for the Family
That's what I love about the Sunshine Coast - there's always something different to explore! On this particular grandparents day-care day we chose to take our little man to Opals Down Under - it really is a perfect family outing offering all sorts of fun and educational activities:-

Opals, fun for the family, scratch patch fossicking, opulent opal jewellery
Opal Mining


  • An opal cutting demonstration (one has to book for this) is perfect for the whole family;

  • Watch a DVD documentary on opal mining, cutting and valuation - perfect for Dad;

    'Scratch Patch' fossicking, looking for the elusive 'fools' gold' - children (and parents) can spend hours here - purchase a fossicking container for $8 (small) or $15 (large) , fill it up, and take it home with you; and then of course,

    Opals, fun for the family, scratch patch fossicking, opulent opal jewellery
    Other gemstones on display - Amethysts


  • The huge range of absolutely sensational opal jewellery on display - which would tickle Mom's fancy, I'm sure.

    Opals Down Under is an iconic tourist attraction in close proximity to the beautiful coastal towns of Caloundra, Maroochydore, Mooloolaba and Noosa and only an hour from Brisbane.

    Opals, fun for the family, scratch patch fossicking, opulent opal jewellery
    Opal Mining explained for the lay-man


    With many years of experience in mining, cutting & valuing opals, you're dealing with the experts, who specialise in Australian opals, from black opals, boulder, white & crystal opals.

    Opals, fun for the family, scratch patch fossicking, opulent opal jewellery
    Stunning jewellery to buy for Mom


    Entry is free, except for the fossicking container. Opals Down Under is open seven days a week from 9am to 5pm and have plenty of parking on-site. Nothing like an educational outing for the whole family!
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    Why? It's good wholesome fun for the whole family
    When: Seven days a week - 9h00 to 17h00
    Phone: 61 7 54945400
    Where: 11 Ballantyne Crt. Glenview, QLD
    Cost: Free entry; Small Fossicking container $8; Large Fossicking container $15
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