Ophir Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Refine Search

To select multiple items, Ctrl-Click (or Cmd-Click on Mac)





Places nearby Ophir

Ophir

Try your luck goldpanning at Ophir Reserve. This was the scene of the first payable goldfield in Australia in 1851. There is still a working mine at Ophir which you can tour through.

Ophir: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Ophir Reserve


The first Australian payable gold discovery was made in 1851 at Ophir, 30 kilometres from Orange. Other gold fields soon overshadowed Ophir in size and richness, but to Ophir belongs the honour of being the first field where those very Australian words, digger and diggings, were first used.

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.
.




Ophir Road
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 12.4K from Ophir

Orange Botanic Gardens


The Orange Botanic Gardens feature an impressive native and exotic plant collection. Officially opened in 1988 for the Australian Bicentenary, it has plantings ranging from the original homestead garden to newly developed displays.

The Country Walk offers all the pleasures of a stroll through varying landscapes. Features of the walk include the original homestead garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands, heritage orchard including historic apple varieties, heritage rose garden set below the country church and analemmatic sundial (human involvement sundial).

Located between the two billabongs set below the Country Church is the Federation Arch, a stainless steel sculpture designed by Bert Flugelman and donated to the Gardens and residents of Orange by the Orange Regional Arts Foundation.

The Orange Botanic Gardens are ideal for a mid-morning stroll, leisurely afternoon picnic or an enjoyable game of bocce on the lawns.

For a detailed brochure contact the Orange Visitors Information Centre.




Yellow Box Way,
(Off Hill Street)
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 16.0K from Ophir

Orange Tenpin Bowl


Orange Tenpin Bowl has a great friendly and fun atmosphere. It has light weight bowling balls, ramps and bumper lanes for the kids and cafe facilities available. Open till late; even enjoy disco bowling - lights out, music up! There is so much entertainment, amusement games and pool tables; have a game of tenpin bowls; it is the perfect night out with your friends and family.




315 Byng Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 16.4K from Ophir

Ophir: Events

Crafted Live: Brewed and BBQ'd


Crafted Live: Brewed and BBQ'd takes place in Orange in March. A place where craft beer, cider and meat collide in a most unique and interactive way.

Featuring some of the best competition Barbecuing teams from around the country battling it out for a share in the AUD5,000 cash prize pool. Alongside them Australia's finest brewers and cider makers who have ever plied the trade pouring some of their best brews to enjoy.

Mix all this with a healthy dose of top shelf live music, a few hearty belly laughs, insightful master classes and a large helping of good times, and you're left with an unforgettable weekend event destined to become a staple on the Central NSW social calendar.

Tickets go on sale 2 December 2015, through the website.




Orange Showground Pavilions,
Leeds Parade
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 14.9K from Ophir

Orange Show


The 145th Orange Show in May 2017 is a wonderful family show presented by Orange Show Society Incorporated.

The Orange Show has been a signature event for Orange and the region for 145 years, designed to showcase agricultural production around the region, to promote businesses to the regional community and to provide competition and entertainment during the two day program more than 8,000 visitors.

It is held every year in autumn at the iconic and historical Orange Show ground, the Orange Show is a lively exposition of rural life, the agricultural, horticultural and pastoral industries, a showcase for livestock, arts and craft and the best of the region.

The goal of the Orange Show Society is to provide an avenue for achieving Agricultural Excellence through competition and to engage, educate and entertain patrons and customers in a safe, controlled but dynamic and exciting environment.


Event Dates
2017
      13th May
      14th May


Leeds Parade
Narrambla, NSW, 2800

Located 14.9K from Ophir

Orange and District Relay For Life


Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience for the whole family that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services.

Relay is a chance for the Orange community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.




Waratah Sports Club,
34 Telopea Way
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 15.1K from Ophir

Villages of the Heart Museum - Open Weekend


Over the first weekend in April the museums and historic places of the Central New South Wales will open their doors for you. Discover the rich history of this unique region, from prehistoric fishes to gold mining. This weekend provides a feast of opportunities to enjoy. Some museums are only open by appointment while others are open all weekend.




151 Byng Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 15.7K from Ophir

Orange Farmers Market


The Orange Region Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and showcases local produce from the Orange area. Meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce.

Over 40 stalls feature: flowers and plants, fruit and vegetables, artisan bread, cheeses, smoked trout, olives and olive oil, venison, mustards, gourmet preserves, free range chickens and eggs, and much, much more!

Quality hot food stalls and coffee available.



Event Dates
2016
      9th Jul
      13th Aug
      10th Sep
      8th Oct
      12th Nov
      10th Dec


Peisley Street,
Corner of March Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 17.0K from Ophir

Ophir Map

Ophir Map - Legend
Multiple Hotels
Hotel
Click on the map markers for more information. Hover over the map to zoom in & out or see satellite & terrain views.