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Mullion Range State Conservation Area

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Mullion Range State Conservation Area.

Getting there and parking

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    From Orange:

    • To reach the Central Mines Trail carpark which is also the carpark for The Falls, travel north east along Ophir Road for 14km. 
    • To access the Fourth Crossing Picnic Area which marks the start of the Historic Water Race walking track, travel a further 4km along Ophir Road. 

    Park entry points


    Road quality

    • Sealed roads

    Vehicle access

    • 2WD vehicles

    Weather restrictions

    • All weather


    Gravel carparks

    By bike

    Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you at Mullion Range State Conservation Area. Here are some of the highlights.


    The cooler months are a great time for enjoying bushwalks, birdwatching and fishing.


    Enjoy blooming wildflowers at Fourth Crossing picnic area. The perfume of wattles is stunning here.


    Cool off with a swim in Summer Hill Creek, or go trout fishing.


    The Falls are particularly striking when there are high level water flows after heavy rainfall.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    12°C and 28°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    2°C and 13°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day



    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    However you discover NSW national parks and reserves, we want you to have a safe and enjoyable experience. Our park and reserve systems contrast greatly so you need to be aware of the risks and take responsibility for your own safety and the safety of those in your care.

    Fire safety

    During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).


    Camp fires and solid fuel burners


    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

    Mullion Range State Conservation Area


    • 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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    Nearby towns

    Orange (14 km)

    The bustling city of Orange, with its many cafes, restaurants and shopping opportunities, has something for everyone, plus there's a huge range of places to stay. The real highlight is the town's food and wine, so bring your thirst and your appetite.

    Molong (48 km)

    Follow the heritage walking tour of Molong in Country NSW to see the many fine 19th-century buildings. Wander through craft shops or art galleries and visit nearby historic villages such as Yeoval, Cumnock and Cudal.

    Bathurst (65 km)

    Within a 70-km radius of Bathurst are the spectacular limestone cave systems -Abercrombie and Jenolan caves - which you can explore safely on guided tours.