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.

It is a historic reminder of the days of the gold rush. A great family activity trying your hand and luck at panning for gold or you can take a tour through “Gunnadoo”, a genuine working goldmine.

Take your rod and swimmers in the warmer months and try your luck in the Summer Hill Creek.

There are also picnic grounds on the bank of Summer Hill Creek in the reserve.

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