In Orange there are plenty of children's amenities and services. Children's clothing, shoes, toys and furniture shops, specialised baby and nursery shops as well as care facilities such as child minding, baby sitting, kindergartens and pre-schools.
Pet services in Orange are also wide and varied - you'll find everything you need for your four legged (and two-legged) friends.
Orange Pet care - pet grooming parlours, pet boarding - both boarding kennels for dogs and luxurious catteries, a number of veterinary hospitals and surgeons and a pet cremation service. Pet Trainers - dog training and dog behavioural specialists, pet shops with pet foods, products and birds, fish, ferrets, guinea pigs, kittens, mice, puppies, rabbits, rats and more. Fish tanks, stands, accessories for gold and tropical fish and marine aquariums.
The Ophir gold find, by John Lister and William Tom in 1851 was Australia's first and gave the early settlement of Orange a firm foundation. Unfortunately 10 months after the Ophir strike, it dried up leaving Ophir today as a reserve only.
It is a historic reminder of the days of the gold rush.
A great family activity trying your hand and luck at panning for gold or you can take a tour through "Gunnadoo", a genuine working goldmine.
There are picnic grounds on the bank of Summer Hill Creek in the reserve.