Orange Quick Guide

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.

Orange Farmers' Market

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

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, 2800

Orange 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

Walks, Trails and Bike Tracks

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.

Lolli Redini

Established in 2001 by acclaimed Chef Simonn, Lolli Redini has come to be regarded as the “go to” restaurant for any special occasion & a place to enjoy the best Australian produce cooked in a manner that is creative yet approachable.
48 Sale Street, Orange

The 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

Groundstone

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

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Wineries

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.

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