Winter or summer, Orange is the kind of destination that is perfect to visit year-round. The thriving country town is as rich in heritage as it is in award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, glorious gardens and bustling markets. Famed for its rich produce-yielding soils, cool-climate wines and spectacular scenery, this gateway to Country NSW will keep you coming back.




Delicious experiences

From apples and berries to truffles and grass-fed beef, Orange is renowned for its bountiful produce. Enjoy local wine, beer and cider paired with contemporary cuisine at acclaimed restaurants such as Printhie DiningThe Union Bank and Sisters Rock. The eclectic Birdie Noshery & Drinking Est also has a superb craft beer and cocktail list. For gourmet delights and fresh food, visit The Agrestic Grocer and the Orange Farmers Market, or grab a gelato at the Spilt Milk Bar.

Set aside time to visit some of the 60 vineyards that dot the surrounding countryside, like Philip ShawNashdale LaneRoss Hill and Swinging Bridge. Or sample them all at the sleek Ferment wine centre, which acts as the city cellar door for many vineyards. Explore further with a Country Food Trails tour – there are five to choose from, or you can have the team customise one just for you.

Time your visit with Orange F.O.O.D Week in April or the Orange Wine Month in October.

Walks & trails

A great way to learn about the history and heritage of Orange is to explore the self-guided Orange Heritage Trail. Head to the Visitor Information Centre to pick up a brochure, which details more than 40 places of historical interest and beauty. The walk takes approximately 90min to complete and showcases some of Orange’s finest buildings.

You don’t have to travel far to find yourself surrounded by spectacular nature. Visit Pinnacle Reserve and Lookout, where you will find picnic shelters near a trail that climbs to beautiful views of Towac Valley. Mount Canobolas, an ancient volcano, has a variety of walks, such as the Spring Glade walking track. Further west is Nangar National Park, where you can admire breathtaking views from the lookout.

Falling autumn leaves at Cook Park, Orange

Cook Park, Orange

Galleries & gardens

Budding botanist? You’ll want to linger in the Orange Botanic Gardens, where the four distinct seasons paint flora in broad brushstrokes of colour. It’s a similar story at Cook Park – like an artwork in its own right.

Friends enjoying a visit to the heritage-listed Bastick Cottage in Cook Park, Orange Area, Country NSW

Cook Park, Orange

Orange naturally attracts creative locals, and they show off their talent at the town’s many gift shops, boutiques and galleries. A highlight is the Orange Regional Gallery, home to an impressive of modern, contemporary and public art. Established in 2014, the Corner Store Boutique Gallery is also worth visiting, the independent space home to diverse works from emerging and established artists and designers across a variety of mediums. Set within a heritage corner shop, the gallery also hosts a number of workshops, pop-ups and community events. Plus, you can pick up pieces to take home. You’ll also find works from local artists at the eclectic The Sonic lifestyle store and The White Place.

Scenic flight over the vineyards at Printhie Wines Cellar Door, Orange

Printhie Wines, Orange

Where to stay

You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from the grand Duntryleague Guesthouse and modern Quest Apartments, to luxurious Byng Street Boutique Hotel, glamping tents at Nashdale Lane wines, charming cottages, B&Bs, motels, pubs, and caravan and campsites.


Getting there

The drive west from Sydney to Orange takes you through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains and takes around 3h 40min. You can also catch a train, which takes just under five hours, or fly to Orange Airport, which is 15km from the Orange town centre.


Plan your trip