The carving level is 11.2 metres underground, the  100 year old mine is 19.6 metres underground, subterranean tunnels open into vast chambers.  The walls have over 700 eclectic carvings and paintings created by our artist Ron Canlin, the owner of this uniquely Australian attraction his talent is never ending.

Chambers of the Black Hand is both a collection of sculptures, hand carvings, paintings and an informative and entertaining tour of an opal mine that has been worked for over100 years, learn how hard it was for the old timers that dug by hand.  Here you will get to see tunnels and shaft hand dug it is a very informative part of the tour.

All of the guides are very passionate about the opal and mining and love to share tales of the olden days between the 6 guides they have 180 years mining history behind them.

Trevor is very passionate and can tell you all about the opal plus combine his enthusiasm for opal mining and prospecting along with Ron’s passion for carving and art.. Complete your visit by calling in on Black Opal Jewellery Shop – also uniquely located 11.2 metres underground, It is the only underground shop in The Ridge

Tour Times

WINTER TOUR TIMES

Easter Friday or the 1st of April to the 1st of Nov.
9.30 am rolling tours till 10.30.am, close 12pm lunch.

3pm close 4.30pm

SUMMER TOUR TIMES

1ST NOV till Easter Friday or 1st of April. 
10 am till 12pm close, [one tour only]

CLOSED

 24, 25, AND 26TH OF JAN, AND ANZAC DAY.

CLOSED FOR MAINTEANCE 20TH JAN TILL 1ST OF MARCH

Please feel free to email or phone for current prices and tour times Phone: +61 268290221  Cheryl   Mobile:  +61 428862678 - cheryl@chambersoftheblackhand.com.au or Trevor   Mobile:  +62 407202489 - trevor@chambersoftheblackhand.com.au  

OPTION 1:

Carving's Level only including complimentary tee and coffee in lounge and access to the underground opal shop. Children and Students welcome under 10 years must be accompanied by adults FOC 

OPTION 2:

2 levels - Carving Level and 100 year old opal mine, worked by hand.  Small children and Students welcome FOC children under 10 years of age must be accompanied by adults

TOUR TIMETABLE FOR CHAMBERS OF THE BLACK HAND

For current tour times and price’s check current brochure, telephone or email.

Most morning tours you will find Ron down in the carving level creating something new and he always loves to have a chat. Guests are welcome to use cameras and we also will pick you up from your place of accommodation, we then return you back to your accommodation after the tour.

There is no charge, this is a courtesy bus.  As an incentive we offer a free $15.00 DVD about the story of the Chambers of the Black Hand if you drive yourself up to the mine. Closed in shoes or sandals, no thongs please plus intoxicated people will not be allowed to enter the mine. These are conditions of OH&S. Group booking rates available on application 16 people +

We sincerely apologise but we do not have wheelchair access, we can accommodate walkers or walking sticks keeping in mind the ground is as level as we can get it but it is a mine floor. Anyone a severe medical condition eg: heart, lungs, knee’s etc we have a one man lift available and please make sure staff members are made aware .