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Mullion Range State Conservation Area

Overview

Visit Mullion Range State Conservation Area, near Bathurst and Orange, to enjoy birdwatching, bushwalking, scenic lookouts and picnicking in an area rich in gold mining history.

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Mullion Range State Conservation Area combines striking mountain vistas with peaceful plateaus and dramatic volcanic systems. The landscape makes it a magical spot to tackle a bushwalk, relax over a picnic, gaze up at glorious waterfalls, or indulge in a spot of fishing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Summer Hill creek.

The park is alive with interesting plant and animal life. Among the creatures you might encounter are lots of woodland birds, including colourful native parrots and owls, not to mention gliders, possums, and even platypus along the creek if you’re really lucky.

History buffs will enjoy checking out the remnants of the area’s gold mining past; follow Historic Water Race walking track, made by the pioneering gold miners in the 1860s, to discover a small slice of Orange’s gold mining heritage.

Or head out along Central Mines trail to The Falls Water Falls for spectacular views and a splash in the rock waterholes at the bottom of the falls, followed by a delicious picnic.

Highlights in this park

  • Fourth Crossing picnic area, Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Photo: NSW Government

    Fourth Crossing picnic area

    Fourth Crossing picnic area next to Summer Hill Creek, near Bathurst, is a great base for exploring gold mining history via walking tracks, or go swim...

  • Historic Water Race walking track, Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Photo: NSW Government

    Historic Water Race walking track

    Historic Water Race walking track, near Orange, is a medium-difficulty walk offering birdwatching and gold mining history as well as swimming and fish...

  • The Falls Water Falls, Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Photo: NSW Government

    The Falls Water Falls

    The Falls Water Falls, near Summer Hill Creek in Mullion Range State Conservation Area, is great for scenic views, bushwalking, picnicking and birdwat...

 

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Contact

  • in the Country NSW region
  • Mullion Range State Conservation Area is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Mullion Range State Conservation Area hero. Photo: NSW Government