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THE Tardis-Cara-Glamping, comfy bed & fossicking

Camper/RV hosted by Rebel
2 guests2 beds1 bath
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You are Welcome! Find opal at the back door of our delightfully renovated 20ft caravan, aptly named THE Tardis! Including comfy beds, air con & heating and basic cooking facilities, you will be pleasantly surprised by this unique opalfield 'cara-camping' retreat. A short drive to town and all attractions THE Tardis is just far enough away to be peaceful but close enough to be accessible Your guests Rebel Michael are locals with many passions. Please note we do not accept pets onsite.

The space
You will be staying on the edge of the opalfields with genuine Lightning Ridge locals!
Your digs are a tastefully and lovingly renovated 20ft caravan we call THE Tardis, which has two single beds and a kitchenette. It has been painted with insulating paint and is equipped with fabulous heating and air conditioning. The comfortable spring beds are lovingly made with crisp organic cotton linen in summer and warm organic flannelette in winter! Organic cotton towels and spares for the bore baths. There is a bar fridge, double burner gas cooktop, 12v lighting and running (Cold) water. We've a lovely library of books - we encourage swapping and there are comfy chairs outside for enjoying the night sky or afternoon drinks. A shared BBQ area makes for great outdoor cooking and you are welcome to pick herbs and veg from our incredible garden. We also have lots of opal tailings around the place that you are welcome to spec (fossick) - finders keepers unless its a fossil in which case you'll need to negotiate with Michael! There is a shared outside shower room its a canvas walled space with a corrugated iron roof fitted out with a 100 year old clawfoot bath and an instant gas hot water service. Toilet is outside the Tardis (inside a corrugated iron building), it's a flush loo which occasionally has friendly frogs. If you are squeamish about frogs, don't want to hear the occasional dog barking (not ours!) or generator running (again, not ours, but we live next to the opalfields) or don't want a caravan camping style experience then THE Tardis is not for you!!
Animals - as we have a dog and Rusty the pig (a gorgeous large boar pig, super friendly, occasionally smelly!), so for everyone's safety, we don't allow other animals.

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Common spaces
1 single bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace
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Where you’ll be

Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia

Lightning Ridge is an amazing place with curious characters, incredible attractions and stories like no where else on the planet! While you are here you can fossick for opal, visit the various tourism attractions -go underground at a mine, shop for a special opal and generally soak up the ambience of a quirky opal mining community. The people are friendly and will welcome you with open arms! Make sure you bring your swimmers for a soak in the free hot artesian bore baths!

Hosted by Rebel

Joined in January 2013
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I have lived in Lightning Ridge, outback NSW for 20 years and I am passionate about supporting rural women and communities to thrive, heal and evolve. We have a community restaurant and event venue, permaculture garden and food forrest on site THE Hungry Spirit and I run a global business called THE Rural Woman from my office here too. I'm a step mum to Tori and Kyle and Grandma to Chayce and Stassi and am married to Michael who is an opal miner. We have a dog Toby and a pig Rusty both who bring much joy. I love to travel and adventure and family is everything for us. My vision for my life is to bloom where I am planted and support other people to do the same. I look forward to meeting you soon. May you bloom where you are planted xx
I have lived in Lightning Ridge, outback NSW for 20 years and I am passionate about supporting rural women and communities to thrive, heal and evolve. We have a community restauran…
During your stay
We have a beautiful veggie garden you are welcome to pick from and enjoy. We are happy to talk about mining, opal, fossils, community and business when we are available. We love our town and are passionate about our varied pursuits!
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No pets
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No carbon monoxide alarm
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