Mullion Creek & Ophir
MULLION CREEK / OPHIR
Try your luck in Mullion Creek and Ophir – rich in gold history, community spirit and natural landscape. Set amongst rugged hills that dip down into winding streams, the Mullion Creek/Ophir area is historically significant to the Australian gold movement. You can almost imagine the punters tipping over their pans on every creek turn and for good reason.
The Ophir region was not only the first payable goldfield discovered in 1851, but it went on to become the oldest continually worked goldfield in Australia weaving with it a rich social and cultural history. Ophir Reserve is still known as a great place to experience fossicking, gold panning, fishing, bushwalking and relaxing with a picnic. Mullion Range State Conservation Area combines mountain vistas with peaceful plateaus and dramatic volcanic systems. A magical spot for bushwalking, picnicking, swimming in crystal waters, waterfalls, fishing and animal watching (native parrots, owls, gliders, possums and platypus). The Mullion Creek residents are community oriented banning together to beautify local amenities such as the park, church, community hall and local Primary School. Mullion Creek offers relaxed country living with the facilities of Orange only 10 minutes away.