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. Paddock to Plate Museum Exhibition

    Friday 25 January 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…

    25 Jan - 28 Apr
  2. Once Upon a Picture Book

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 22 February 2019 , Orange

    Freya Blackwood’s original illustrations are highly sought after. She no longer offers new works for sale. Once Upon a Picture Book is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase remaining originals. Also available will be signed and…

    25 Jan - 22 Feb
  3. Orange Australia Day

    Saturday 26 January 2019 , Orange

    Come along for a corker of a day on the lawns of Cook Park to celebrate everything that’s great about being Australian. A big Aussie barbecue will kick things off from 8am, with live music, fun activities and rides sure to entertain the…

    26 Jan