Orange Visitor & Travel Guide


Molong is a delightful historic village 20 minutes north of Orange on the Mitchell Highway towards Wellington.
The area is rich farming country producing wheat, sheep, cattle, fruit and wine.
Many of Molong's buildings are classified by the National Trust with some dating from the early 1800s and most are well cared for and restored. We love the row of old shops west of the Yarn Market.
Molong is a popular stoping point for travelers to enjoy a coffee, visit the museum and art gallery, explore the Yarn Market craft cottage and while there, buy some their local homemade produce.

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Freemason's Hotel Molong - Photo by jemasmith

4 Things to enjoy in Molong

  1. Talk a stroll along the broad main street, Bank Street, great little shops and pubs.
  2. Visit the Yarn Market Craft Cottage in Bank Street for crafts and local produce. The olive oil and jams are a must.
  3. Take in local art at Jayes Gallery. Regular shows throughout the year.
  4. Explore the Molong Historical Museum, 20 Riddell Street with its local history displays and exhibitions.

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Sheep Dog Trials, Molong - Photo by puzzlement


Village Markets - quarterly in March, July and September
NSW Sheep Dog Trials - March
Molong Agricultural Show - September
Molong Players Theatre Show - September

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Fields of Canola, Molong - Photo by peter.lavender


Molong started out as a police and military outpost and was visited by explorer Charles Sturt in 1828. Sir Thomas Mitchell on his 1864 expedition employed and aboriginal tracker, Yuranigh and they became close friends. His grave is on the Orange side of town and is a rare example of a combined aboriginal and european grave site.

The first copper mine in Australia, Copper Hill, (how original), was just north of the village.

In 1896 Mr Charles Packham first cultivated the now very popular Packham Pear.


Orange 34km
Bathurst 92km
Cowra 96km
Dubbo 205km
Canberra 290km
Sydney 301km


Yarn Market Craft Cottage

79 Bank Street Molong
Ph 02 6366 8260
Open 7 days from 10am to 4.30pm
Operating for forty years it has an extensive range of crafts and gift ideas from local producers, artisans and artists. A good stop for local visitor information.

Jayes Gallery

31-33 Gidley Street Molong
Ph 02 6366 9093
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm

Molong Historical Museum

An enterprise of the Molong Historical Society.
20 Riddell Street Molong (P.O. Box 119 Molong NSW 2866)
Ph 02 6362 8960
Open Thursdays 11am to 4pm. Last Sunday of the month 12.30pm to 4pm. Other times by appointment.
Located in the 1856 Golden Fleece Hotel building. Extensive collection of local history.

Yuranigh's Grave

5kms out of town on the Mitchell Hwy towards Orange. Turn right at the sign up a dirt road and into a private paddock. Remember to shut the gate!

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Telegraph Hotel Molong - Photo by jemasmith

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Main Image, Molong's main Street - Photo by sv1ambo
Featured Image, Fields of Canola, Molong - Photo by peter.lavender


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