Orange

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.

De Salis Wines at Lofty Vineyard, Orange

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.

Country road - Orange

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.

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. Archibald Prize Orange Regional Gallery

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Wednesday 10 April 2019 , Orange

    Awarded to the best painting of a notable Australian, the Archibald Prize is a who’s who of Australian culture, from politicians to celebrities and from sporting heroes to artists. Prestigious and controversial, the Archibald Prize is…

    21 Mar - 10 Apr
  2. Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Friday 31 July 2020 , Orange

    Before opening for tastings each day, they offer guests a complimentary tour of their Ross Hill NCOS certified carbon neutral winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting at 10:30am redeemable on wine purchases. The tour will be…

    21 Mar - 31 Jul
  3. Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

    Thursday 21 March 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Orange

    Paddock to Plate: a history of food and wine in Orange and district celebrates the history of food and wine in the Orange region, revealing how growing, processing, distribution and consumption of food has changed over time. The…

    21 Mar - 28 Apr