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mullion creek

Mullion Creek


Population: 602

Established: 1851

Famous for: The first payable gold discovery 
in 1851 at Ophir Reserve, sparking Australia’s original gold rush.

Historical Milestones: Australia’s gold rush 
started here in 1851. The area also has a rich agricultural heritage built on sheep and wool production. 

What you can expect now: Today the 
hamlet of Mullion Creek has a school, community 
hall and church.

Close by Ophir Reserve is a rugged but beautiful 
reminder of the gold rush era. Stay at the scenic 
picnic and camp ground near the junction of Lewis 
Ponds and Summer Hill Creeks - a great spot for 
families to explore. Visit the historic cemetery, 
pan for gold or fish for trout. 


Key events to plan for:

  • Australia Day Ceremony, Mullion Creek – January


Must see and do:

Hire a pan from the Orange Visitors Centre 
and try your hand at gold panning
Explore historic Ophir Reserve walking 
trails, can you find the old mines?
Join the 4WD enthusiasts on a drive 
though the area
Fish the Summer Hill and Lewis Ponds 
creeks for trout when in season 
(You will need a license!)


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