Arts, culture and heritage in Blayney
Blayney, a small farming town in the heart of Country NSW, is a great base for exploring regional heritage sites. Many of the buildings in Blayney and surrounding townships are classified by the National Trust.
Blayney, a small farming town in Country NSW, offers country town charm, avenues of deciduous trees and four distinct seasons. If you appreciate architecture, you'll enjoy the various churches, council chambers and the railway, which has a significant place in Blayney's development as a farming town and administrative centre.
While in Blayney, have a beer in the Royal Hotel, originally a changing station for Cobb & Co., or wander past the historic buildings of Adelaide Street, where you'll find classical Victorian government buildings. Take the kids to Blayney Adventure Playground or show them how the Blayney Wind Farm, the largest of its type in Australia, generates energy.
Blayney is 243 km west of Sydney and within easy driving distance of some of the most interesting historic villages in the Orange area â vibrant Millthorpe and Carcoar and the smaller settlements of Newbridge, Neville, Mandurama and Lyndhurst.
Sunday 24 May 2015
Moorilda (Teapot Swamp) Reunion Two hundred years ago on 16 May 181
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.
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