Molong

Discover heritage charm and cellar doors in Molong, a delightful rural town in the beautiful Orange region with the main street classified by the National Trust. You’ll find many splendid colonial buildings in the pretty town, a short drive northwest of Orange. Enjoy galleries and gift shops, such as Jayes Gallery and Cafe.

You’ll find a range of places to stay in Molong and surrounds. The Orange wine region is acclaimed for cool-climate wines and at Molong the cellar door of award-winning Printhie Wines is next to the winery. A short drive southeast of Molong is Borenore and the cellar doors of Faisan Estate Wines and Orange Mountain Wines.

The Old Convent Borenore - Orange FOOD Week, Orange

For lovers of premium apple cider, Borenore is also home to champion cider maker Small Acres Cyder. You can taste various ciders made from local apples in the tasting room on weekends, and enjoy special food and cider events during the Orange Wine Festival in spring and the Orange F.O.O.D week in autumn.

There are many more fascinating things to do and see the area, such as Yuranigh's Aboriginal Grave Historic Site, a Wiradjuri Aboriginal who was colonial explorer and surveyor Sir Thomas Mitchell’s assistant. Northwest of Molong is Yeoval, where famous poet Banjo Paterson grew up. He penned the epic The Man from Snowy River.

The whimsical Animals on Bikes scenic drive northwest of Molong is a great way to travel to Yeoval, home to the Banjo Paterson … More than a Poet Exhibition.The ancient limestone caves in the Borenore Karst Conservation Area are south of Molong. There are barbecues and picnic tables in the Borenore picnic area.

Passengers

Fly into Orange Airport

Orange Airport is 15km from Orange’s town centre. Make the short trip into the city using the taxi services at the terminal or ride-sharing Uber. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

There are direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Orange.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Cider vs Wine Lunch at the Old Convent

    Saturday 06 April 2019 , Molong

    Cider vs Wine - You decide the best match over three courses by Josie Chapman at the Old Convent. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival and each course is accompanied by Small Acres Cyder and local wine. Bookings essential.…

    06 Apr
  2. Hands-on cider making class

    Sunday 07 April 2019 , Molong

    Experience cider making the traditional way . Taste cider variety apples and learn the techniques of making real cider - crushing, pressing and blending. Includes tasting and tapas. Classes are at 10am or 12noon, or 2pm. Bookings…

    07 Apr