We had a great time in Lightening Ridge. Although it was to short with only 2 nights. With Rebel, you are right on an actual opal mine. You can look for opals on the heaps of rock although we did not have the time. The road in is a dirt road and you get the feel of what it is like for so many of the opal miners in Lightening Ridge. The caravan is just outside of town. Rebel’s husband greeted us. Showed us around. The facilities are basic, but you are right there in an area that made history. The atmosphere is great. We found the caravan to be clean and tidy with all the things we needed. There is an Air Con for summer and a heater which we did not use. It is June which is winter here in Australia and definitely the best time of year to go to Lightening Ridge. I think summer may be a bit hot. Thanks for a great adventure. Value for money! Ian