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.
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.