Ophir Recreation Reserve
Ophir is an important site which changed the course of history in Australia in the 19th Century. Little remains of visible habitation, but this is the first place where payable gold was found and goldrushes began.
Enjoy a great family activity trying your hand and luck at panning for gold.
Located in a beautiful, peaceful gorge where the Summer Hill and Lewis Ponds Creeks converge there is a picnic and camping ground where you can camp for the night on the banks of Summer Hill Creek. Steel picnic tables, barbecue facilities and a toilet block are available.
There are multiple walking trails and 4WD Tracks for those who would like to explore the old workings and tunnels and you can do a little trout fishing as well.
Camping permits can be purchased at Orange Visitor Information Centre, Byng Street, Orange