OPHIR RESERVE:
A recreational reserve 25 Kilometres from Orange.

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.

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.. 
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OPHIR RESERVE FACILITIES, SERVICES:
Simmo's Orange Winery Tours - full day scenic winery tours visiting a selection of commercial and smaller boutique wineries.  Simmo's offroad Scenic 4WD Tours and Camping Adventures, Safaris to Ophir, Hill End, Sofala, Central West & Western NSW..
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