Explore exciting Lightning Ridge, home of the rare & valuable black opal.
You just might find your own!
Stay in air conditioned comfort and experience the adventure of a lifetime in our Australian outback mining town.
Take your next vacation in our friendly Australian outback town of Lightning Ridge ,
home of the brilliant black opal. Sonja's Bed & Breakfast, as featured on Sydney Weekender , offers you
air conditioned holiday accommodation in Lightning Ridge, a quality
retreat after a day fossicking on the opal fields. Join us for your next
bush holiday. See our four holiday suites >>
Your host, Sonja Cairns, will make you feel at home. She's a wealth of local knowledge, a keen opal fossicker and a volunteer at the local Tourist Information Centre. You'll never be lost for something to do.
We welcome you to your home away from home.
I was born in Daylesford Victoria. My interest in art began at school, followed by a teachers certificate in Ikebana and Diploma in Interior Design aquired while living in Noosa. But Lightning Ridge is where I have been fortunate to be taught Classical Fine Art by a teacher from Paris and found my appreciation of colour, and play of light in the Outback. See my art for sale here.