Located in a beautiful, peaceful gorge where the Summer Hill and Lewis Ponds Creeks converge there are picnic and camping ground where you can camp for the night on the banks of Summer Hill Creek. Steel picnic tables, barbecue facilities, and toilet blocks are available.

Ophir is an important site that changed the course of history in Australia in the 19th Century. Little remains of visible habitation, but this is the first place where payable gold was found and gold rushes began.

Enjoy a great family activity trying your hand and luck at panning for gold.

SITE ACCESS
Whilst access is not prohibited for caravans, motorhomes and camper trailers, the trust advises that the road is not overly suitable for these types of vehicles.

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.

FEES & BOOKINGS
Fees are currently $10 per vehicle per night and there is an Honesty Box on site or a member of the Trust will attend to collect fees.

WHAT’S NEARBY
The Junction Campground
Gamboola Rest Area
Orange Showgrounds

Data Courtesy of: Orange Visitor Information Centre

Address & Contact

Our Address

Lower Lewis Ponds Road

GPS

-33.169389763595, 149.23871254934

Telephone
Soc. Networks

Additional Information

Suburb:

Ophir

State:

NSW

Pin Code:

2800

Pricing Detail:

From $10

Post ID:

19723

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Features

 
  
Toilets Available
Water Not Suitable For Drinking
Rubbish Bins Available
Pets Permitted
On a leash
Suitable for Tents
Camper Trailers
Caravans
Time Limits Apply
4 Days
Some Shade Available
Fires Permitted
A total ban may be . . .
Picnic Table Available
Nice Views From Location
Swimming