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.
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
We loved the reserve as we are keen photographers and artists. The birds and water fowl add additional interest and amusement. It obviously is a great haunt for campers too over Easter as the area has a lot to offer in the way of fishing, walking, swimming and fossicking. This reserve is very pretty. If contemplating a stay, bring your... 更多
Packed some wood (bought at local service station) and scavenged some kindling in a park in Orange. Lit a fire boiled a billy and cooked damper in a camp oven. Glorious weather encouraged the kids to swim in the waterhole. We were joined by a flock of geese! Lovely drive to and from - water level a bit low in... 更多
Went for a drive out here with my young son just to have a quick look around as we didn't bring any provisions. It's an interesting drive out of orange to the reserve. Very hilly and a fair amount is unsealed. It's not immediately clear when you enter from Lewis ponds road exactly where you go to get to the... 更多
Site of the Ophir gold rush. Stemming from Hargraves discovery of gold in the area. Many old workings around to explore. Panning for those so inclined. Enjoy riding out there on the motorbike. Dirt roads though. Great for dual sporters.
It's a long drive on dirt roads to get there and back, but it's worth it. The reserve is an oasis, with picnic facilities and interesting geological features. The nearby village is very historic, going back to the early days of gold mining.
If you have an interest in Australian history this is well worth the visit. If instead you're expecting a theme park then you'll be disappointed, as most of the relics are the physical evidence on the landscape of gold mining in the area. The flushing toilets on site are adequate but not flash, and you should bring your own drinking... 更多
Ophir Reserve is a good place to visit for camping, but there is not much else to do there. However, note that there is no fresh water facilities, and the public toilets are dirty. There is no signage explaining the historical significance of the reserve, which is disappointing if you intend to visit for the gold mining history.
There are two walks each a few kilometres long that pass most of the significant places at Ophir. For Walking Track No. 2, you are directed by one sign down the northern side of the river. A lot of the track is heavily overgrown & some parts with blackberries. Another sign I saw later said cross the river & follow... 更多