Only in OZ #6 – The Flying Combi, Lightning Ridge, NSW
The combi van is generally accepted as a symbol of surfie/hippie culture, but a decorative, airborne one with the label ‘surfing art’ in the middle of the outback town of Lightning Ridge in north central New South Wales far, far from the ocean SURELY deserves its own classification!
I just don’t know what that is.
I DO know that Lightning Ridge, world famous for its black opal, is unique – so the combi really sets the scene for the many other bizarre delights to be found here!
Sadly, time constraints meant we stayed less than 24 hours in August 2009, so there are still many attractions that deserve a closer look – such as the Chambers of the Black Hand, the Black Queen Light show and Antique Lamp Museum and nursery of the only black opal mining cactus farmers in the world!
This town may well be the most unusual in Australia – if not the world! Am I right?
Go on, prove me wrong!