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Ophir Reserve

29 km north-east of Orange, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Camping with friends

An excellent spot tucked away from busy cities and town life. Nice and Quiet. There’s no cellular... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
428waseema
via mobile
Worth the 30 minute drive

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarneyDee
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The site of Australia's first important gold discovery has working gold mine.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gold mining” (6 reviews)
“gold rush” (2 reviews)
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29 km north-east of Orange, Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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"gold mining"
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"flushing toilets"
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"gold rush"
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"per night"
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"interesting drive"
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"pretty place"
in 2 reviews
"gravel road"
in 2 reviews
"mines"
in 4 reviews
"camping"
in 10 reviews
"tunnel"
in 5 reviews
"shaft"
in 4 reviews
"crossing"
in 3 reviews
"river"
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"australia"
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"causeway"
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"geese"
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed February 4, 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
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Reviewed January 24, 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
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Reviewed December 21, 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

1  Thank nnagy2017
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Reviewed October 9, 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

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed May 22, 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
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Reviewed May 19, 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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Reviewed April 6, 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
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