Orange

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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.

  • Historic Duntryleague building
  • Union Bank wine bar and wine store, Orange

About Orange

Located about 260 km west of Sydney, Orange and its fertile Country NSW surrounds produce delicious local produce, including beef, lamb, fruits and wine – 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.

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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