What to do in Orange
Nestled in the rich volcanic foothills of Mt Canobolas, Orange has two top quality golf courses, over 30 wineries, award winning restaurants, and innovative regional tourism events throughout the year. Orange has an airport with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and is only a 3.5hr drive from Sydney. This all makes Orange perfect for a long weekend or mid-week getaway. Orange is a golfing destination worth exploring. Come along and see for yourself.
The Orange Farmers' Market is a fresh food market that operates monthly (on the second Saturday) at the Orange showground, Agricultural Pavillion (May - October) and at the Northcourt - Orange Regional Gallery (November - April). Enjoy a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fresh meats, jams, sauces, eggs, breads, lacal wine, fresh flowers and more.Orange Regional Art Gallery
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149 Byng Street, Orange, NSW, 2800, Australia 02 6393 8136
Open Daily from 10am - 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Good Friday.
The Orange Adventure Playground is a fun-loving oasis for all kids, including those with special needs. There's plenty of options for climbing, swinging, sliding and running with shaded seating for supervising parents. Yellow Box Way, Orange NSW, 2800Orange Wine Festival
The Orange Wine Festival is the district’s opportunity to celebrate its thriving wine industry and quality cool-climate wines, unique to the region. Running over two weeks in October, the program features over 80 events including some much-loved favourites such as the Orange Wine Show Tasting, Wine in the Vines, The Vino Express as well as the highly popular Festival Night Market. This not-to-be-missed event is a wonderful opportunity for friends and family to gather under the grand trees of Robertson park.Orange Food Week
Returning in 2021 to celebrate the 30tb anniversary, Orange F.O.O.D Week is Australia’s longest running regional food festival and has been acclaimed as one of Australia’s top ten food festivals. The 10 day community festival celebrates the Orange region’s diverse and high quality food and wine.Golf Courses
Orange has 2 top quality golf courses. Whether you are after a place for a fun, casual hit with friends, a game in a relaxed family-friendly environment or a challenging course while soaking up the atmosphere of one of Orange’s most elegant landmarks, both golf enthusiasts and novices alike will find the perfect place for a round.Orange Winter Fire Festival
The festival will showcase the best of an authentic country winter through a series of bonfire events inspired by the Australian cracker night bonfire tradition. Enjoy char grilled feasts, camp fire cook outs and rich red wines under our region's expansive starry night skies or huddle up next to a fireplace in one of our country pubs or restaurants and enjoy a blazing Sunday lunch.
150 Peisley Street Orange
Explore the rich landscape and dramatic views across the Orange NSW region on foot or bicycle. Discover diverse landscape including tranquil waterways, pine forest and European trees, unusual rock formations, snow gums and candle bark, bursts of wildflowers and evidence of a thriving Aboriginal culture. There is also much native fauna, including rosellas, cockatoos, lorikeets, grey kangaroos, wombats and so much more.Australian National Field Days
The Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is the oldest annual agricultural exhibition in the country. Established in 1952, the ANFD continues to offer visitors a unique insight into the future of agriculture with the commitment to Advancing Australian Agriculture.
More than 600 exhibitors travel to the Borenore site (15kms west of Orange, NSW) from all over Australia and internationally to display their products and services during the three-day event.
Restaurants and Cafe's
Capitalising on its location within ‘Australia’s Food Basket’, menus all over town brim with local seasonal produce. Modern interpretations of rustic dishes can be found from popular hatted stalwarts that put Orange on the map, to up and-coming cafes with Nordic-styled interiors. Visitors will find something to suit their palate whether they are looking for chic shared plates in a small-bar atmosphere or beautiful, honest country cooking in a classic heritage homestead. Quality and style are on the menu in just about any Orange restaurant.
179 Anson St, Orange NSW 2800Charred
1-5 New Street, Orange, NSW 2800Tonic
Victoria St & Pym St, Millthorpe NSW 2798The Agrestic Grocer
Housed in a semi-industrial, semi-agricultural straw-bale/brick building and wearing its locavore ideology proudly on its sleeve, The Agrestic Grocer provides a unique shopping and dining experience.
426 Mitchell Highway, Orange
Nestled in the Orange Regional Museum Precinct, Groundstone is the central hub for fresh, seasonal, local meals. Including coffee, breakfast and lunch daily as well as stocking local shelf staples. Their kitchen and food prep areas close one hour before closing time.
151 Byng street, Orange
Lunch Cafes: Agrestic Grocer; Nile Street; Anything Grows in Summer St, Byng St Café.
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Orange’s unique high elevation and exceptional terroir make it a sought after destination for those looking to spend a relaxed weekend sampling fine handcrafted wines. As well as being Australia’s most high altitude wine region, Orange weather also provides a distinct natural advantage when it comes to ideal grape growing conditions, with dry autumns and cool temperatures.
A range of first-class cellar door experiences await. Find beautifully restored historic buildings such as century-old bluestone stables and barns, repurposed to house rustic cellar doors. Gaze upon the picturesque Towac Valley from one of the highest altitude vineyards in Australia, or take the children along to discover a delightful petting zoo as you taste wines at one of the most photogenic cellar doors in the region.
Colmar Estate is nestled in the highlands of Orange – one of the most picturesque parts of the region. At an elevation of 980 metres their vineyard enjoys a cool, continental climate that produces elegant Pinot Noir red wines and white wines with rare purity, elegance and flavour. Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc are all ideally suited to this special site. And sparkling wines are now available.
790 Pinnacle Road, Canobolas
Tamburlaine was established in 1966. In 1985 the Hunter winery was purchased by a small group of friends and relatives led by Managing Director and Chief Winemaker, Mark Davidson. Mark has built his long-term winemaking philosophy around Contemporary Organic practices in the vineyard and the winery. Through years of research and development, we have become one of Australia’s largest producers of organic wines with vineyards in the Hunter Valley and Orange region.
9 Pym St, Millthorpe NSW 2798
Enjoying panoramic vineyard and Mountain views Nashdale Lane Wines stunning cellar door is situated in an idyllic country setting, housed in a repurposed, iconic 70 year old apple packing shed. Offering a stand-out wine tasting experience including enhanced amuse bouche style food-wine tasting and a broad range of varietals on taste including; Pinot Gris, Riesling, Arneis, Chardonnay, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Shiraz.
125 Nashdale Lane, Nashdale