Blayney

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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 Adventure Playground
  • Carcoar Museum

About Blayney

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 – vibrant Millthorpe and Carcoar and the smaller settlements of Newbridge, Neville, Mandurama and Lyndhurst.

It’s ON! in NSW - Orange

Autumn is a fantastic time to visit Orange. A thriving range of events and festivals promise to welcome and delight all ages, from sumptuous food festivals to hot air balloon spectacles to camel races. Held over 10 days in April, the Orange F.O.O.D Week is a testament to the region’s great reputation for food and wine. Indulge your senses as local chefs and restaurants showcase their skill with farm gate tours, cooking demonstrations and the famous 100-Mile Dinner. Enjoy the magic spectacle of the Canowindra Balloon Challenge as flotillas of hot air balloons colour the skies, performing above stunning NSW countryside in a festival that includes music, local wine and night markets. Or bike overland in the Newcrest Orange Challenge, an exhilarating excursion through secret rolling hills, beautiful vineyards and idyllic open plains. With all this and more, the region is yours to enjoy.

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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.

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