With impressive colonial buildings, award-winning restaurants and elegant wine bars, the vibrant city of Orange is the perfect escape for fine food and wine and wonderful heritage walks. Enjoy delicious festivals and stroll in beautiful parks and gardens. Nearby are acclaimed wineries to visit and wilderness trails to explore.
A great way to discover the splendid heritage in the enchanting city of Orange is on the self-guided Orange Heritage Trail. Pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centre, where the walk begins, and amble along pretty streets and through gorgeous parks. You’ll see more than 40 places of historical interest and beauty.
Delectable food and wine experiences await you, including a fine selection of restaurants and cafes. Lolli Redini and Racine have won awards in The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. Relaxing wine bars such as Ferment, Union Bank, Percy’s and Byng Street serve the Orange wine region’s acclaimed cool-climate wines.
From apples and berries to truffles and succulent meats, the Orange region of NSW is renowned for fresh produce. A Slice of Orange, the Agrestic Grocer and the Orange Farmers Market sell gourmet delights and fresh produce. There are winery tours and delicious events, such as F.O.O.D Week and the Orange Wine Festival.
You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from the grand Duntryleague Guesthouse to charming cottages, bed and breakfasts, motels, classic pubs and caravan and camping sites. Getting to Orange is easy. The drive northwest from Sydney through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is 3h 40 min. You can also take a train or fly.
With a flourishing cultural scene and beautiful gardens, stretch your legs in the Orange Regional Gallery and in the Orange Botanic Gardens. The four distinct seasons in Orange create pretty colours in the parks and gardens, such as Cook Park. There are gifts shops, boutiques and private galleries to explore, too.
The wilderness near the city is spectacular. Mount Canobolas, an ancient volcano, is a dramatic backdrop and things to do and see in this conservation area include the Spring Glade walking track to the summit. Farther west is Nangar National Park, with abundant wildlife and breathtaking views from Mount Nangar lookout.