Come on a road trip to Lightning Ridge for the 2022 Opal Festival. This unique outback NSW mining town is home to the fabulous Black Opal and some truly colourful characters too.

Meet feral opal miners Boudie McCuddin and his mates Damo and Danno, opal dealers Elaine, Jim, Lisa and Lauren Gloria, jewellery designer Vic Nakashian, DJ Harry from Opal FM, Kiwi Dave and travelling companions Susan Dasya, Rob Credon and BayFM’s Big Nelly.

Opal Fever was Recorded on Yuwaalaraay land and is the first in a three-part Roadtrip series in which everyone comes down with a serious case of opal fever!

Roadtrip – 5.30pm Tuesday August 2 (access via program guide)

A scene from the 2022 Lightning Ridge Opal Festival