The Junction Campground Ophir

GPS: -33.16984 , 149.23912
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  • Campground
  • Fossicking Site
  • Fishing Spot
Lower Lewis Ponds Road
Ophir NSW 2800
Tel: (02) 6393 8226
Freecall: 1800 069 466
  • Gold Fossicking Area
  • Permit from Orange Visitor Centre
  • Honesty box
  • Tortoises in the creek

Driving Directions

You can access via the Ophir Rd or Lower Lewis Ponds Rd (starts out as Banjo Patterson Way) the Ophir Rd has approximately 7.5km of dirt the last .5km is Steep but well maintained, the LLP Rd has 6km of hilly dirt the last .5km is Steep!

Last updated by Rabbits on 4th January, 2014
The Junction Campground Ophir is where you get Gold Fever. Set at the location of the first payable gold discovery in Australia in 1851, you can almost hear the excited cries of "Gold... Gold" as you gaze at the starry sky on a crisp winter's eve.
Today Ophir is a recreational reserve – a picturesque picnic and camping ground at the junction of the Lewis Ponds and Summer Hill Creeks. Evidence of old alluvial, reef and deep lead mines is still visible to those wishing to explore the area. Hire a gold pan and try your luck in Summer Hill Creek, just as the early settlers did during the gold rush of the 1850s.

Ophir has so much to offer. Camp for a night or two, waking at dawn for an early morning fishing jaunt, or tour a working mine that has been operating since the 1880s.
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