For a wonderful escape, Blayney and the surrounding villages in the beautiful Orange region of NSW are captivating: colonial architecture, delightful boutiques and country charm. The towns and villages are great bases for exploring the Orange wine region, renowned for its cool-climate wines and fresh produce.

Many heritage buildings in Blayney and surrounds are classified by the National Trust. Take a scenic drive to villages such as Barry, Carcoar, Lyndhurst, Mandurama and Neville. You’ll find classic pubs serving hearty meals, such as the Royal Hotel Blayney, the Royal Hotel Carcoar and the Royal Hotel Mandurama.

Polo at Millamolong station, Blayney

Fishing and boating are among the wonderful things to do and enjoy in the area. The gorgeous Belubula River flows into Carcoar Dam, which is stocked with golden perch, trout and Murray cod. The waterway is great for swimming, power boating and sailing, and on the banks are picnic areas and barbecues.

Watch world-class polo at Millamolong Station, near Carcoar. Check out the events calendar for family fun at the Carcoar Village Fair and the Neville Show. Places to stay in Blayney and surrounds suit various budgets, including bed and breakfasts, farm stays, motels, pubs and caravan and camping sites.

Getting to Blayney is easy. The small farming town is 30 minutes’ drive southeast of Orange and half an hour southwest of Bathurst. The drive from Sydney is 3h 25 min, via the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains. The train also travels through the mountains. Or fly to Orange or Bathurst airports and rent car.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Orange Running Festival

    Sunday 25 February 2018 , Orange

    Just three and a half hours from Sydney you will discover a welcoming city, rich in local history, a flourishing cultural scene, fruitful landscapes, historical buildings, art and culture to surprise you and some of the best food and wine i…

    25 Feb
  2. Newcrest Orange Challenge

    Sunday 04 March 2018 , Orange

    In the style of a European one-day classic, the Newcrest Orange Challenge is no easy cycle. There are no shortcuts. The quiet and car-free country roads are punctuated with sharp, tough climbs, never ending hills and challenging road surfac…

    04 Mar
  3. Orange Farmers Market

    Saturday 10 March 2018 to Saturday 08 December 2018 , Orange

    The Orange Region Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday of the month and showcases local produce from the Orange area. Meet the producers and taste their fresh seasonal produce. Over 40 stalls feature: flowers and plants, fruit a…

    10 Mar - 08 Dec
  4. Dye Hard Fun Run

    Event dates to be confirmed: March 2018 , Orange

    Laugh, dance and run your way to a fun filled event! Add some colour, bring your friends and family and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. The Dye Hard Run events are three to five kilometres, where you can run, walk or stroll your way and en…

    18 Mar