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by Di Hill (subscribe)
I love writing, taking photos, travelling and enjoying life. I have a BA of Adult and Vocational Teaching and a Master of Arts (Writing). My business card says Writer, Traveller, Camera Addict, and Bamboo Fan
Published June 26th 2019
Fossicking for fun and opals
It was a surprise to find Opals Down Under, right next to the Skin Thing, on my drive up north, at Glenview, just before Aussie World. I have always had a fascination with opals, and have visited some opal mining towns in Australia e.g. Coober Pedy, Winton, and Lightning Ridge to research the towns and the stones.

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Welcome to Opals Down Under

Opals Down Under is like a magic cave of beautiful opals and other stones from all around Australia. Many of them are on display in their natural state, and many more made into stunning jewellery.

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Opals Down Under

It's more than opals and precious stones, as there is a wonderful display of items with Indigenous art, and other displays. There's one of Zebra stone from the Kimberly area of Western Australia - very interesting.

If you are looking for a place for a children's birthday party, why not check the information on their website? They have a delightful outdoor setting and one activity that the children will love is fossicking for precious stones. Check here for details.

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Stones on Display

If you are seeking something special for a gift you'll find plenty to explore with a wide price range, so I suspect there's something for everyone.

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Zebra Rock from WA

One if the many things at Opals Down Under that impressed me was their education program. There is much to learn on their website about the different stones, and they offer further information for those who visit the property at Glenview and are interested in learning more. As well, there is the opportunity to fossick there, which of course young folk in particular, will find exciting.

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Indigenous Art

Their website too has the story of Opals Down Under, which goes back to 1962. You can read the full story here.

So, I see Opals Down Under not just as an awesome place to buy jewellery, but as a place to learn about the various stones mined in Australia and as a great party precinct for children too.

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Why? Explore Opals
When: Open 7 days a week
Phone: (07) 54945400
Where: Glenview
Cost: Varies - Free to Visit
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