Ophir Reserve

After the Discovery of payable gold in 1850 Ophir became the site of a short lived gold rush. Within a year of their arrival hopeful miners had already moved on to the Turon river after experiencing a harsh winter and poor returns. The site was successfully worked later by Chinese miners, and mining in the Ophir district has persisted well into the last century. The trip out to Ophir follows unsealed roads which may be difficult and require care from drivers with a two wheel drive.  Visitors looking to camp on the reserve can for a $10 a night fee call Orange Visitor centre on 1800 069 466 for more information.