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. City of Orange Golf Championship

    Saturday 29 September 2018 to Monday 01 October 2018 , Orange

    Fifty four holes of golf played over three days on the October long weekend at the three premier golf courses in Orange, NSW - Wentworth Golf Club, Orange Ex-Services Country Club and Duntryleague Golf Club. Over six thousand dollars in pri…

    29 Sep - 01 Oct
  2. Orange Wine Festival

    Friday 12 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Orange

    Orange Wine Festival is two weeks of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produce. The program is packed with plenty of events to ke…

    12 Oct - 21 Oct
  3. Hotel Sorrento

    Friday 12 October 2018 , Orange

    Hotel Sorrento by Australian playwright Hannie Rayson is a highly commercial and relatable comedy/drama and familial story for a mainstream audience. This award-winning play, which inspired the film of the same name, tells the story of thre…

    12 Oct