Cook Park

Cook Park embodies the seasonal colours of Orange, all year round. Summer's arrival brings gardens of stunning and vibrant, coloured roses. From February to April, hundreds of begonias bloom in the 'Blowes Conservatory' and in Spring, a burst of colour arrives with masses of tulips and daffodils.

This 4.5 hectare parkland in the heart of Orange is named after Captain James Cook and was originally laid out in a traditional Victorian design in 1873, with straight paths and rows of trees. Much of the original design is still in place.

This National Trust area is also home to duck ponds, swings (for kids), an aviary featuring predominantly native birdlife (for bird watchers), the peaceful Lattice Fernery and for the craft lover, there is the Cook Park Guildry.

The Guildry can be found in ‘Bastick Cottage’, a Victorian style, heritage building. Visitors will find a wide range of unique handcrafted goods including pottery, knitting, woodwork, homemade jams and freshly baked goods.

Cook Park is an easy 10 minute walk west of the Orange CBD via Summer or Kite Streets.

The self-guided heritage walk is very popular with brochures available in the Guildry or from the Orange Visitor Information Centre.

For more information: http://www.orange360.com.au

Nearby events

  1. Orange Camel Races

    Sunday 21 April 2019 , Orange

    Easter Sunday has never been such fun as a day at the Orange Camel Races. Watch the spectacular and colourful camel races and enjoy the slightly crazy fashions on the field. This popular annual event as all about family entertainment …

    21 Apr
  2. Ross Hill Winery Daily Complimentary Tours

    Monday 22 April 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…

    22 Apr - 31 Jul
  3. Blooming Begonia!

    Monday 22 April 2019 to Tuesday 30 April 2019 , Orange

    The Blowes Conservatory in Cook Park is a mass of colour this month with the Begonias in full bloom. It doesn't last long so get down there as soon as you can. Cook Park is also looking fabulous as the Autumn colours emerge so its the…

    22 Apr - 30 Apr