Food and wine in Orange
Don't miss great food and wine events in Orange. F.O.O.D. Week (Food of Orange District), held in April every year, showcases local wine, food, arts and culture. October's Orange Wine Week is another celebration of local produce.
Orange and its surrounding areas are enjoying a growing reputation for rare and exotic produce thanks to the cool climate and rich volcanic soils. The produce ranges from stone fruits and sheep's cheeses to fungi and grapes.
More than 50 cool-climate wineries operate in the area that has now become one of the most exciting wine regions in Australia. There's no doubt that Orange caters to all your food and wine fantasies.
Not far from Orange is Blayney wind farm, best viewed from Carcoar Dam, which is also popular for sailing, windsurfing, swimming and fishing. In historic Millthorpe, you can take a self-guided walking tour, enjoy country drives or admire beautiful gardens in season. Check out the old-world charm and heritage buildings of nearby Molong, or choose from a fine selection of luxury and budget accommodation and just kick back and relax.
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2015
Orange Apple Festival Orange and its surrounding villages
Sunday 24 May to Sunday 24 May 2015
Moorilda (Teapot Swamp) Reunion Two hundred years ago on 16 May 181
Saturday 9 May to Saturday 9 January 2016
Orange Farmers Market The Orange Region Farmers Market is
Fly into Orange Airport
Orange Airport is located 15 km from Orange’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip southeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.
Regional Express services the airport with various weekly direct flights to and from Sydney. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney for travel into Orange.
Orchards in Orange
Borodell on the Mount winery. Image Evolving Images
Hillside Orchard, Orange. Image Evolving Images
Adelaide Street, Blayney in Winter. Image Blayney Shire Council
Part of the Blayney Adventure Playground at Heritage Park. Image Blayney Shire Council
Carcoar Museum in Carcoar, near Blayney. Image Blayney Shire Council
Millthorpe Railway Station. Image Blayney Shire Council
Entrance to Tonic Restaurant. Image Tonic Restaurant
Pym Street in Millthorpe. Image Blayney Shire Council
Farm and countryside in Molong. Image Cabonne Council
Fizzy the Elephant, part of the Animals on Bikes Tourist trail along Obley Road.
The Coach House in Molong. Image Cabonne Council
Woman shopping at Hawks General Store in Orange. Image Evolving Images
Historic Duntryleague building, part of the Orange Heritage Trail. Image Orange City Council
People drinking at the Union Bank Wine Bar and Wine Store at Orange. Image Evolving Images
- Blayney Blayney, a small farming town in Country NSW, is a great base for exploring regional heritage sites.
- Millthorpe Millthorpe has fine restaurants and a range of accommodation, including charming B&Bs and exclusive retreats
- Molong Molong is a thriving rural town with plenty of old-world charm, 1800s heritage buildings, and great food and
- Orange Orange is famous for its cold-weather produce, premium food and fine wines. Don't miss F.O.O.D. Week in Apri