Eat, drink and be merry in Orange
The bustling city of Orange, with its many cafes, restaurants and shopping opportunities, has something for everyone, plus there's a huge range of places to stay. The real highlight is the town's food and wine, so bring your thirst and your appetite.
Located about 260 km west of Sydney, Orange and its fertile Country NSW surrounds produce delicious local produce, including beef, lamb, fruits and wine â much of it available from regular farmers markets in the Orange area. The city is also rich in local history, has a flourishing cultural scene, features beautiful parks and gardens, and is surrounded by natural attractions.
Follow the Orange Heritage Trail, a self-guided walk that takes in more than 40 places of historical interest. Take in some unique art at the Orange Regional Gallery and indulge in some fantastic coffee at Bills Beans. Enjoy walking along one of Mount Canobolas' well-marked tracks or spend some time exploring the Sensory Garden and the Biblical Garden at Orange Botanical Gardens.
The vibrant autumn foliage makes Orange a very popular destination in the cooler seasons, and it's no coincidence that autumn is when Orange F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) swings into action.
Orange was once called Blackman's Creek, but was renamed in honour of Prince William of Orange. Orange is well-known as the birthplace of one of Australia's most famous bush poets, Banjo Patterson.
Friday 8 May to Sunday 10 May 2015
Orange Apple Festival Orange and its surrounding villages
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.
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