6.6
21 votes
Outback Opal Hunters

Outback Opal Hunters

Discovery Channel 2018

The world's toughest treasure hunters push their bodies and bank accounts to the limit on a quest to strike it rich, hunting the legendary Queen of Gems - Opal.Australia produces more than 90% of the world’s opals. Hidden beneath outback desert plains lies a hidden bounty, 30 million years in the making, waiting to be discovered. Opals are one of the most valuable gemstones on the planet – one stone alone can fetch a million dollars – and it's the dream of striking it rich that drives these crews to push their bodies and bank accounts to breaking point.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Outback Opal Hunters

Outback Opal Hunters - S2E13

#1 - Episode 13

8.16

Season 2 - Episode 13

It's the end of the mining season and the last chance for the teams. The Rookies gamble their hopes on one last haul of opal, and the Opal Queen makes a final desperate dig.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E6

#2 - Episode 6

8.13

Season 5 - Episode 6

The Bushmen's new claim turns dangerous, forcing Rod and Les to choose between riches and safety. Plus, the Young Guns demolish their old mine.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S4E12

#3 - Episode 12

8.12

Season 4 - Episode 12

The Young Guns risk it all to find rare pineapple opal. Meanwhile, the Boulder Boys take on deadly ground and the Bushmen face a race to the hospital.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S4E10

#4 - Episode 10

8.08

Season 4 - Episode 10

The Bushmen combat opal thieves on land and in the skies. Plus, Lightning Ridge's Gavan McFarlane puts his son to work and the Boulder Boys dig their way out of trouble.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S3E8

#5 - Episode 8

8.00

Season 3 - Episode 8

In Sheepyards, the Bushmen are desperate for a breakthrough after a run of bad luck. In White Cliffs, the Young Guns are under financial strain and fall out over their new mine.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E2

#6 - Episode 2

8.00

Season 5 - Episode 2

Pete and Sam start a risky project that could set them up for opal riches. Plus, Aaron has to mine his way out of debt after borrowing money to buy his late dad's house.

The episode was rated from 23 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S6E1

#7 - Episode 1

7.97

Season 6 - Episode 1

Les hurts his back down the mine. The Humes come to inspect their claim and see how The Boulder Boys are progressing. The Tunnel Rats head to a new area in Grawin.

The episode was rated from 37 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E1

#8 - Episode 1

7.97

Season 5 - Episode 1

In outback NSW, the worst storm in 20 years devastates the Bushmen's and Chris Cheal's mine, while in Coober Pedy, a new team the Blacklighters need opal to re-establish.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S3E2

#9 - Episode 2

7.94

Season 3 - Episode 2

Bushmen Rod and Les risk their lives re-opening a long-abandoned mine. New team the Young Guns goes deep underground for the first time, hunting pineapple opal.

The episode was rated from 32 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S3E1

#10 - Episode 1

7.94

Season 3 - Episode 1

New team the Bushmen clash with opal thieves raiding one of their mines. The Cookes hack an old digging machine, while the Fire Crew hunt for a new deposit of rare black opal.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.

Outback Opal Hunters - S5E4
#11 - Episode 4
7.93
Season 5 - Episode 4

The Boulder Boys drain floodwater in pursuit of a suspected opal level. Rod Manning is under pressure after using his wife's favourite opal ring as collateral.

The episode was rated from 29 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S5E5
#12 - Episode 5
7.90
Season 5 - Episode 5

The Blacklighters must relocate Opalzilla after their claim runs dry of opal. And, the Cheals hope to hit the jackpot in a bizarre structure, the Z-fault.

The episode was rated from 31 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S7E7
#13 - Episode 7
7.89
Season 7 - Episode 7

The episode was rated from 27 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S4E11
#14 - Episode 11
7.88
Season 4 - Episode 11

The Bushmen stay up late to drive out poachers from their mine. Col Duff reunites with Greg Geran in one last push to find opal before the summer heat gets too much.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S4E4
#15 - Episode 4
7.85
Season 4 - Episode 4

Boulder Boys Aaron and Ron almost lose their $60,000 excavator. The McFarlanes race a storm in Lightning Ridge, and The Tunnel Rats family ties are torn apart.

The episode was rated from 27 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S5E8
#16 - Episode 8
7.85
Season 5 - Episode 8

Hard ground at the Bushmen's claim causes damage to their digger. And, Pete and Sam hunt for better opal dirt as their "mega wash-plant" shows promise.

The episode was rated from 33 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S6E12
#17 - Episode 12
7.85
Season 6 - Episode 12

It’s the last week of the season and difficult conditions force The Bushmen to enlist a rookie miner. The Cheals suffer setbacks above and below ground.

The episode was rated from 26 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S5E3
#18 - Episode 3
7.84
Season 5 - Episode 3

The Young Guns spend all of their savings on a hydraulic digger that causes more problems than it solves. Plus, the Blacklighters are dealt a dose of reality!

The episode was rated from 25 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S6E2
#19 - Episode 2
7.84
Season 6 - Episode 2

The Cheals plan to extract opal hits a wall. The blacklighters continue their search for surface opal to pay for their $15,000 Opalzilla.

The episode was rated from 43 votes.
Outback Opal Hunters - S4E9
#20 - Episode 9
7.83
Season 4 - Episode 9

After an injury to one of their members, the Young Guns face a tough decision on how to continue mining. Meanwhile, the Cheals break through to a long-lost underground mine.

The episode was rated from 24 votes.

Last updated: may 24, 2022

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Really enjoyed this. Love gold/treasure hunter shows so this was right up my street. Not sure why it is so lowly rated here.

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