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Opalton
Opalton
Opalton
Opalton
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Opalton
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Description

Home of Queensland Boulder Opal, Opalton lies 124 kilometres from Winton. Opal was first discovered here by George Cragg in 1888 and the first mine was worked in 1894. By the end of the decade there was a bustling township of 600 and Opalton became known for the enormous volume and quality of its opal. In 1899 the largest piece of opal ever recorded was mined from Opalton, a pipe opal more than three metres long.

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Now home to a much smaller community, Opalton boasts one shop where you are likely to meet all the locals when the mail is delivered every Thursday. Try your luck in the public fossicking area. There are camping facilities at the bush park and basic cabins are available.

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Property Details

Activities

  • Camping
    Camping
  • Off Road Driving
    Off Road Driving

Other Information

How To Get There

Opalton is accessible on an unsealed road approximately 125 kilometres south of Winton.


Today's Weather

Currently Temperature Sunrise Sunset
Winton Weather Today - Sunny
Clearing
shower
20 °C 6:47am EST 6:15pm EST

7 Day Forecast

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24 Aug
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25 Aug
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26 Aug
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27 Aug
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28 Aug
Forecast Winton Weather Forecast - Clearing shower
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Winton Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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Winton Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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sunny
Winton Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
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sunny
Winton Weather Forecast - Sunny
Sunny
Winton Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Winton Weather Forecast - Mostly sunny
Mostly
sunny
Minimum 12°C 12°C 12°C 12°C 11°C 9°C 9°C
Maximum 27°C 28°C 28°C 28°C 27°C 27°C 28°C

Weather last updated at 10:18am Friday, 22 August 2014.


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