ORANGE TRAVEL GUIDE
Where to go. What to see. Where to stay. Where to eat.
THIS IS ORANGE
Visit any time of the year
Discover Orange Wine, Wineries, Wine Tasting, Museums, Orange Restaurants, Orange FOOD Week, Orange Wine Festival, Orange Events, Art Galleries, Markets, National Parks, Orange Holidays, Gardens, Local Produce, Cafe and Coffee Shops.
Stay in Orange Accommodation – Bed & Breakfast, Guesthouse, Self Contained Apartment, Cottage, Cabin, Motel, Caravan Park, Farm Stay a Pub or your own Camping spot.
Explore historic towns and villages and sites including Byng, Blayney, Lucknow, Millthorpe, Molong, Cudal, Carcoar, Canowindra, Manildra, Ophir Goldfields, Mount Canobolas, Lake Canobolas, and the Borenore Caves.
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We are delighted to introduce you to the Orange Region and to show you to the region’s attractions and features and to introduce you to the local way of life.
Our aim is to help make your journey and your visit enjoyable and memorable.
The region’s collection of restaurants and coffee shop lie at the heart of the region’s way of life: the chefs and their teams, as well as local producers, farmers, cheese makers, winemakers, and providores, make it all possible and the wonderful locations set the scene.
We support the Orange Region, and we are committed to providing you information about its unique places and features so that you will enjoy your journey by helping to make it a veritable feast for the senses.
Enjoy your journey!
The Orange Region is about 3.5 hours drive from both Sydney and Canberra and is within easy reach of the Blue Mountains. The Orange Region Visitor Guide uses our local knowledge to help you enjoy more when you visit Orange.
Famous for some of the best foods and wines in Australia, Orange abounds with interesting and diverse shops, the beautiful public and private gardens, spectacular rural landscapes and cultural delights.
Orange is the highest altitude wine region in Australia. All dominated by Mount Canobolas which at 1,395 metres always forms part of the background of the landscape. Orange’s cool climate wines continue to gain in reputation being renowned for superb quality and flavour. There are over 30 cellar doors where you can try the local vintages.
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Mount Canobolas – take a drive to the summit and enjoy the 360-degree views
Wineries – take a winery tour around the region. There are over 30 cellar doors to visit.
Borenore Caves – these karst caves are part of the massive limestone system of caves that run from Wellington in the north, through to the Jenolan Caves in the Blue Mountains.
Orange Regional Gallery – always with exhibitions from its extensive collection and visiting shows.
Photo by Silvia Viñuales
THE FOUR SEASONS IN ORANGE
Autumn in the Orange Region is spectacular! Thousands of northern hemisphere trees burst with colour and shed their leaves to form magical carpets.
The landscape becomes a spectacular minimalist display with deep contrasts and intricate silhouettes. It usually snows for a few days once or twice a year.
The dormant trees and bulbs burst into colour and put on display just about any colour you can imagine.
The days are warm long and golden. The light late in the day has a unique with an inner glow. It’s when the locals go fishing, picnic by the lakes have long BBQs.
Photo by Jazzy Junggle
FOODS OF THE ORANGE REGION
People who love food and food experiences love the Orange Region. You’ll have a wide choice of produce, restaurants, chefs, and markets.
The Orange Farmers Market is held on the second Saturday each month. The Mooorbel Markets, first Saturday each month at Canowindra and the Produce & Craft Markets on the third Saturday at Cumnock.
Many producers and orchards have farm gate sales. We suggest it is best to call first to check that they have stock and to when they are open.
Eating out in our regions is a lot of fun. You can choose from a hatted fine dining restaurant, a rustic restaurant specialising in using local produce or a classy urban restaurant, or a wood-fired pizza, a hearty bistro meal at a pub or club and like many, you may not go past the superb meals served at one of our busy cafes. If in doubt ask a local.
During the year the region celebrates local fare at FOOD Week (April), Orange Apple Festival (May), Orange Wine Festival (October), Garlic Harvest Festival (December), Molong 100 Mile Dinner (April) and the Canowindra@home Long Lunch (April).
The region has over 30 cellar doors for you to visit. You will be able to try some of the cool climate wines that are making our region famous.
At many cellars doors, you will be able to meet the winemaker and hear of their passion for their wine and of our region. They will explain how our unique combination of altitude, cool climate, soils, and topography provides Orange Region wines a unique point of difference.