Around the region

The Central West Region hosts many museums and historical sites.  Discover the places, people and historic sites.

The discovery of payable gold at Ophir in 1851 generated the first gold rush in Australia, generating a hive of activity in the region in a growth in the population.  Minerals such as copper was discovered in Molong and Cadia.  Gold discoveries around the region saw the establishment of many towns and infrastructure.

Other areas of interest

Ophir

Millthorpe

Walking and driving trails of Spring Hill, Lucknow and Orange

Canowindra

Eugowra

The Central West Visit Regional Virtual Museums

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Gold Trail: www.goldtrails.com.au

Visit: Watermarks

Gold Discovery

The Lucknow goldfield was discovered in 1851. The Wentworth Main Mine is located on the eastern side of Lucknow village. Visit this historic minng site, take a walking tour around the site and see the relics of past mining heritage and continue with tour of Lucknow historic village.