Outback Opal Hunters



When the dust settles on another day in Lightning Ridge, it’s not just opal that we, 'The Cheals,' have unearthed, but also stories of connection, perseverance, and the genuine love of the chase that 'Outback Opal Hunters' has brought to light. Appearing on the Discovery Channel has allowed our family to share the pulse of opal hunting with the world—a rhythm that beats deep in our veins.



On the screen, every fleck of opal dust is infused with our sweat, laughter, and sometimes, even our tears. The show reveals the tapestry of our lives, woven through generations of hope against the harsh backdrop of the Australian outback. Each find is a triumph, not for its sparkle alone but for the shared glances of joy and relief that follow. It’s this shared journey, this togetherness in the face of adversity, that truly glimmers brighter than any opal ever could.




Being 'The Cheals' on 'Outback Opal Hunters' has been a humbling experience. We've opened up our daily lives to the cameras, not to boast about our successes, but to show that the heart of opal hunting is about much more than the gems themselves. It’s about the land that nurtures us, the tight-knit community that supports us, and the enduring spirit that even the toughest days can’t dim.



Our story is one of legacy and passion, a story we’ve been privileged to tell through the lens of 'Outback Opal Hunters.' To all who watch and dream with us, we extend a heartfelt thanks. Your enthusiasm fuels our endeavours, reminding us that while we may be just a small chapter in the storied history of opal mining, it’s one we craft with pride and affection.




So, from the bottom of our Cheal hearts, we invite you to continue tuning in, not just to witness the sparkle of opal but to feel the warmth of a family who finds its greatest treasure in the red earth of home.