"The Falls" Summer Hill Creek, near Ophir
"The Falls" is one of a number of pretty falls associated with the Macquarie River Basin.
It is uncertain how much of this terrain is natural and how much derives from mining activities - the area abounds with old shafts and water diversions. The fall can be approached from a hike along the Central Mines Trail (and you can choose a short walk from the Car Park, or a much longer hike along an indistinct path from the Fourth Crossing).
These falls, known locally as "The Falls" (and which are quite different to the nearby Cascades at the Fourth Crossing) are usually asleep, but they have awoken with the rain falling below Suma Park Reservoir across the farmlands. Orange itself is still water-poor, but recovers some of the water you see from a pumping station on the Macquarie near Long Point.