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An interesting old gold mining area

Great place to visit if you are interested in old gold mining areas but take your food and water as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denise M
Sydney, Australia
Worth the 30 minute drive

Ophir Reserve was a little further out than we expected, including some unsealed roads, but well... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
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The site of Australia's first important gold discovery has working gold mine.
29 km north-east of Orange, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit if you are interested in old gold mining areas but take your food and water as there is nothing there but old gold digs and pretty scenery

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

An excellent spot tucked away from busy cities and town life. Nice and Quiet. There’s no cellular network which makes is even better. There’s plenty of walks around and a small river where you can take a dip or even fish. Love the place.

Thank 428waseema
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Ophir Reserve was a little further out than we expected, including some unsealed roads, but well worth the drive. The main picnic/camping area is lovely with tables and a toilet block. The creeks are very pretty and a nice break from the dry landscape through...More

1  Thank CarneyDee
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great historical spot with so much local history. Great for a picnic with the family. Amenities are there as well.

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Stunning, beautiful little spot to go camping or just to relax and unwind for a few hours. Only half an hours drive from Orange. Take your dog who can swim there. Toiet and shower facilities, not sure about much else as I only went there...More

Thank lindal0vely
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We drove out of Orange to the Ophir Reserve, about 40 minutes out of town. It’s the site of Australia’s original gold rush but next to nothing of that survives. It’s a great drive through the tablelands and gum forests and there are some great...More

1  Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 22 December 2017

great place to park the caravan and have a bbq beside the ophir creek and watch the water flow by.facilities include toilets picnic shelters and water.many bushwalking tracks and old gold mining tunnels to check out

2  Thank nnagy2017
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Stayed for a few days before the bathurst race. The grounds were well maintained. The kids loved the river and caves. Flushing toilets were as expected from a cheap campsite that has day trippers. No phone, internet or TV signals at campsite. Water unsuitable for...More

2  Thank Safari584251
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We stayed two nights and camped over the crossing by the water. The autumn leaves were falling and made the area looked spectacular. Four local geese became our new friends. There was plenty of good 4wd tracks to explore. Flushing toilets in the main area...More

1  Thank stephnewcastle2016
Reviewed 20 May 2017

There are plenty of camping sites near the creek/river and there are toilets available but no showers. You are asked to book but there is an honesty box next to the toilets and you can just leave your details and the camping fee which is...More

Thank Michael N
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