The BnB is situated a short drive from the Main Street. Rebel’s directions were good but if arriving at night, it would be tricky. The caravan has 2 single, comfortable beds. Electricity comes from power boards from the host’s caravan. Don’t expect luxury, but it is very easy to be comfortable. The bathroom is located outside next to the van. It has canvas that acts as walls and the toilet is separate and flushing. The hosts are working on an outside kitchen serviced by an abundant garden. The caravan is not lockable, so valuables must be kept secure in your vehicle.


With sunsets out the back and sunrises on your doorstep, the Tardis makes for a great stay in Lightning Ridge and as its name suggests, it’s bigger on the inside than you think with enough room to relax and cook but the BBQ out front is great too! Rebel is a warm and welcoming host and it was great to be a part of their community for a few days. We’ll be back soon I hope!


The Tardis embodies the quirkinesses of Lightning Ridge and lives up to the tongue in check information which influence our choosing it as our place to stay. Rebel and Michael were generous hosts. From harvests from the garden to opal chips from their tailings we felt blessed. Can only recommend it. It may not be five star, but the sunrise and the night sky, the wallabies wandering through and Rusty the pig made it a vastly more enjoyable experience. Thank you both.


Close to town. Great hosts. Very helpful. The wildlife was as good as the sunsets. Recommended


Rebel & Michael were terrific hosts. We felt very welcome. The Tardis has all the creature comforts we required. The semi outdoor bath/shower was an experience worth paying for! A glimpse into the “Ridge Lifestyle” was fascinating. Thank Rebel & Michael.


Rebel’s Tardis is a fabulous quirky space. Easy walking distance to town. Must love frogs outstanding hospitality


Great little place right on the edge of town. Super clean with all of the charm you expect from a mining town. Give the hotel a miss and come stay in the Tardis 🙂


THE TARDIS .. home away from home. Location very convenient to all places and town. Well kept clean and had everything that we need. Highly recommended if you want to experience the out door living.


We had such a wonderful stay at The TARDIS! Rebel and Michael were outstanding hosts and we’d recommend them to anyone. The actual caravan was sparkling clean with very comfortable bedding. We were able to have a fire and enjoy the stars. You’ll even find little bits of opal fossicking right at your front door. Couldn’t recommend them highly enough 🙂 well be back !


Wonderful quirky place to stay. Facilities are great. Hospitality was second to none. We felt so welcome and the hosts local knowledge was invaluable. Surpassed our expectations. We would recommend staying at Rebel’s to anyone wanting to experience the real Lightning Ridge. 11 out of 10!