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Ophir Reserve

29 km north-east of Orange, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Beautiful quiet campground

We stayed two nights and camped over the crossing by the water. The autumn leaves were falling and... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
stephnewcastle2016
,
Newcastle, Australia
Deloghtful Place

There are plenty of camping sites near the creek/river and there are toilets available but no... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Michael N
,
Lawson, Australia
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The site of Australia's first important gold discovery has working gold mine.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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29 km north-east of Orange, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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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

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
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We used to camp here about 30 years ago and recently went back for memories. Nothing has changed except the weir used to be closed and the river cascaded over the top so we could shower under it. Now it is open and there doesn't...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Place isn't too special. It's a pretty place to go for a walk the mines are probably a total of 40m few snakes around especially in the summer. Worse part is your not suppose to swim there although has never stopped us.

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 30 January 2017

After a first impression where we were annoyed at getting 3/4 down to the main entrance with our van only to see the no caravan sign and having to travel over 20km back to town, when we got down there the next day, the place...More

Thank Helen E
Reviewed 26 December 2016

A bit difficult to find. We were looking for the waterfall but couldn't find it. Pass by a lake (or river?), the scenery was great. Gravel road all the way, definitely need a 4WD and not to go on rainy day.

Thank Ernest Y
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We made our way out here to see the monument for the first gold discovery and we're so glad we did! Unfortunately our exploring was a bit short-lived as the recent rains had flooded the crossing, but we found a picturesque picnic and camping spot...More

1  Thank EliseR_87
Reviewed 14 June 2016

tucked away in the Ophir Gorge is the rocky river with rapids and slow moving deep pools, surrounded by rock faces and littered with old mine shafts. beautiful walks along the river or into the bush where gold mining occurred over 150 years ago. pretty...More

Thank Karl V
Reviewed 28 April 2016

old tunnels to and lots of trails to go on. I love Ophir reserve. Get in touch with local wildlife, wander along the river or explore the old goldfields. a touch of history and free to visit. I have camped there many times too.

Thank crocteaser
Reviewed 2 April 2016

a Sunday drive to see whats in the area. nice picnic and camping spot. Part of the drive is on gravel road and well maintained. Nice spot for families

Thank Hannibal611
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