Off Bald Hill Road, Lightning Ridge, BEVANS Cactus is home to the world’s only opal mining cactus farmers. Started in 1966, and now encompassing two passionate generations, Bevans host the largest cactus nursery in the Southern Hemisphere with approximately 2,500 young and aged varieties. Grown from seeds collected from around the world, many plants are now over 100 years old, with the oldest being nearly 150 years of age.

Bevans Cactus is the 3rd largest nursery in the world and visiting is a ‘Must See and Do’ activity whilst in Lightning Ridge. Bevans Cactus is another wonderful example of the ingenuity and determination that makes Lightning Ridge such an interesting and amazing place to visit.

Bevans Black Opal Collection ranges from the rare Black Gem Opal, Crystal Opal, Grey Opal and White Opal ... to the finest quality doublets, triplets and mosaics available in Lightning Ridge.

Bevans Cactus is open 9am – 5pm daily: 365 days a year.

Bevans cater for coaches and large groups.

Tour Guide John Bevan is the only locally born and bred Tour Guide in Lightning Ridge.

John conducts non-commercial town tours, and will arrange an itinerary to suit your group.

John Bevan  
PO Box 5
Lightning Ridge NSW 2834  

Ph: (02) 6829 2778 or or Mobile: 0407 392 778