Opals Down Under is located at Glenview in Queensland, just off the Bruce Highway not far from Caloundra. A treasure trove of beautiful opals, rocks, minerals and fossils.
Not just a shop, but an adventure for children to ‘fossick’ amongst the small rocks for common crystals.
Complete with an outdoor entertaining area to enjoy a coffee and picnic, surrounded by playground and critters …
Tempted to perch on the back of this lovely frog
Whilst a rather scarey dinosaur watches …
Such a beautiful water feature with blue glass decorations adding colour to the sandstone rock at the entrance
Gracing the entrance are a number of large rock specimens … tiger iron’s beautiful striped patterns …
Rhodonite … pink and grey …
Amazonite (?) … it’s hard to recall what this one was
Ancient fossils from the sea embedded within this beautiful piece
Magnificent blue vein of a boulder opal. This type of opal is apparently very hard to work with. Different to the usual opals found in jewellery.
Grinding stone … an ancient tool
What an awesome round rock … not sure is mankind had a hand in this one or nature
And of course magnificent gum trees on the property.
Well worth a visit if passing by. The prices are excellent. Rob purchased a beautiful piece of amber for my birthday 🙂
If you missed my last weeks post for Weekly Image of Life:Weekend, check out the awesome scenes from the beach at nearby Caloundra.