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



Walking and driving trails of Spring Hill, Lucknow and Orange



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Gold Trail:

Visit: Watermarks