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Gold Rush Tour (1 Day)

The Central West of NSW was the scene of the country’s first gold rush back in 1851 and this trip will visit two of the major areas that featured in the growth of our country in those early days. The tour will start with us meeting at Bathurst. Then we hit the beautiful countryside as we take a lesser travelled road north of Bathurst to engage low range 4wd and drop down into the Macquarie River. After scrabbling across this wide river bed, we join the Bridle track where the gold was once carted from Hill End to Bathurst by horse and cart. Lunch will be in the historic town of Hill End atop another fabulous lookout.

Leaving delightful Hill End we continue north through high country sheep grazing land until we once again drop down to cross the Macquarie River on another open, rocky causeway. Now we turn south and make our way to the very first location where gold was discovered at the little locality of Ophir. The tour eventually returns to Bathurst at the end of a great day of exploring this magnificent countryside. 

A trip that requires a little low range work and outstanding scenery combined with the history that built our Central West.

Basic Requirements For This Tour

AccredThe 4WD
Suitable to 4WDrives with high and low range.

Driver experience
Prior experience not necessary as we will assist you as we go or you might consider attending our driver training course. - Do you require Driver Training?

This is a self catered tour, bring your own food and drink requirements, no BBQ’s

More Info – will be sent to you once you register with your deposit

No 4WD?
We can help with the Hire of a 4WD

Refund Policy

Great Divide Tours reserves the right to cancel or alter any tour or course at any time. Great Divide Tours will determine if any refund is due if this action occurs.

In the event of you canceling a booking the following refund policy applies. Deposits are non refundable. If your booking can be reallocated to another participant then the deposit can be transferred to another tour of your choice which must be taken within 18 months of the original booked tour. The full tour fee is payable 1 week prior to the tour and is not refundable after this time. You should consider taking out Travel Insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances including illness, vehicle problems or family matters.



What Customers Say

Thank you so much for yesterday's tag along tour. It was absolutely fantastic. Greg was a phenomenal guide and deserves the highest praise for his patience, knowledge and experience.

We will definitely be doing more tours with you.

Kind regards

Victor and Renee.