Fossickers Cottages

  • Harlequin Cottage- Kitchen
    Harlequin Cottage- Kitchen
  • Harlequin Cottage
    Harlequin Cottage
  • Harlequin - Bedroom One
    Harlequin - Bedroom One
  • Lounge - Harlequin Cottage
    Lounge - Harlequin Cottage
  • Opal Cottage
    Opal Cottage
  • Opal Bedroom 1
    Opal Bedroom 1
  • Lounge- Opal Cottage
    Lounge- Opal Cottage
Cute converted miners cottages in the heart of Lightning Ridge - fully self-contained.
Lightning Ridge, NSW [Location map...]
Up to 8 people
Availability and Pricing
For  night.
Estimated price:

Average Rating Guest reviews average: 4.7/5

From $110 to $160 2 persons per night
"convenient location"
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Rita, -Jun '12

"Harlequin Cottage is a fantastic property! Very impressed - sooo much better than a motel. The little things - like pegs, laundry basket & most of all the dishwasher made our time so very enjoyable. E..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Lin, -Jun '11

"Very relaxing. Really appreciated quick response to our dilemma upon realizing we had left a wallet behind! Loved the area."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Nancy, -Jul '10

"Accommodation was brilliant. The bed was comfortable - always important. All facilities were exccellent. The enclosed garden was greatly enjoyed by our dog."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Andy, NSW -Jul '08

"We stayed at the 'Harlequin Cottage' over Christmas 2006 for 3 nights and would highly recommend this accommodation. It is central to town centre. The cottage was clean, with fully equipped kitchen wi..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Laura, NSW -Dec '06

"A pleasant surprise and infintely better than a motel. We should have stayed longer. It is perfect for families as there is space inside and outside."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Rachael, NSW -Oct '06

Cottage, Holiday house

Fossickers Cottages are two fully self-contained cottages in the heart of Lightning Ridge.

Opal Cottage is a cute one bedroom cottage overlooking the old town opal fields with a view to the west for the some of most beautiful sunsets you might ever see. Opal Cottage is set off by an eccentric garden established over twenty years ago.

Harlequin Cottage was built over thirty years ago as a four-room miners hut. It has grown over time, into a cosy and comfortable two-bedroom cottage. A large, fenced, front yard makes a great play area for kids and pets of all ages.

Fossickers Cottages, in the centre of Lightning Ridge, where there so many things to do you might want to stay for a week.


Lightning Ridge is famous for its stunning Black Opal which, contrary to what its name might suggest - displays an amazing range of incredible colours and patterns. Visit Lost Sea Opals to buy yourself a fabulous piece of Black Opal it is the most magical and mystifying of the precious gems. While you are there examine the opalised fossils from the age of the dinosaurs.

Relax in Lightning Ridges' hot Artesian Baths, famous for their soothing mineral rich waters. Take a stroll underground in the old opal diggings the Walk-In-Mine or the Black Hand. Do a self-drive tour or take a guided tour of the town.

Experience the working opal fields at the Grawin, Glengarry and Sheepyard fields. Try your luck at fossicking for black opal in the designated fosssicking areas.

Take a trip to "Colli" and try fishing for 'yellow belly' in the Barwon. Have a barbecue picnic. Look out for the vast array of wildlife and birds that abound around the north-western river system.

Or simply sit back, unwind and treasure the relaxing atmosphere of your private gardens at either one of Fossickers Cottages. (Bird seed available if you wish to attract some of the many native birds).

Lightning Ridge has interesting galleries, cafes, restaurants and pubs to experience. Plus excellent specialty shops with an exciting range of quality jewellery and gifts.


Stay in garden surroundings. Feed the birds. Have a BBQ. Play with the dog (pet friendly). Soak up some vitamin D. Read a book. Or just lie back and relax in fully fenced comfort and privacy.


Outback Beds

Holiday experiences

Birdwatching, Family Friendly, Gay & Lesbian friendly, Motor Bike Friendly, One Night Bookings Welcome, Pet friendly, Winter Holiday


Accept MasterCard, Accept VISA, Air conditioning, Baby Cot, BBQ, BBQ - Gas, Books/Magazines Supplied, CD Player, Continental Breakfast Available, Continental breakfast provisions available, DVD, Faxing Facilities, Kitchen, Laundry facilities, Linen supplied, No smoking, Pets Welcome Outdoors, Stereo, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Television, Undercover or off street parking

Motor Bike Friendly

Motor bike riders welcome, Motor bike parking available, Property is located on a sealed road

Pet friendly

Small dogs (less than 11 kg) are permitted, Medium dogs (11 kg to less than 34 kg) are permitted, Large dogs (34 kg or heavier) are permitted, Secure, fully fenced running area.

Pets are very welcome.

Rooms and rates


Fossickers Cottages will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 24 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 5.6 hours)

Please note that sometimes your computer's spam filter or your ISP may inadvertently block the operator's response email. If you do not receive a prompt response, taking into account that  Fossickers Cottages may not be able to contact you after hours, you should check your 'junk' mail folder or contact the property with the details we will send in your confirmation e-mail.

The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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