Goat Race


The Easter Celebrations in Lightning Ridge are one of the must do outrageous country town festivals. Right up there with the Parkes Elvis Festival, Lightning Ridge has made a name for itself with their annual Great Goat Race! Accomodation– Motels book out a year in advance- so start calling now! If you don’t mind camping or staying a bit out […]

Lightning Ridge, Easter Celebration Tips #3 Food and Accomodation


The town of Lightning Ridge really pulled out all of the stops for their Easter Celebration. In addition to their Great Goat Race, There were several other events that if you attend- you should know about. The Carnival– to keep the masses of tourists…about 2000 of them busy and the locals entertained, there was a carnival complete with rides, games, […]

Lightning Ridge, Easter Celebration Tips #2


This is a picture of Amigo’s Castle in Lightning Ridge. Quirky and independent, Lightning Ridge has long been known as a… ahem…shall we say…unique place? I’ve been told by one long time resident of Wellington that Byron Bay used to be considered drop out country but now it was just a big tourist spot. He went on to say that […]

Lightning Ridge, NSW Easter Weekend, Wheelie Bin Races and Goats?