Surrounded by wineries and nurturing a collection of museums, theatres and galleries, the city of Orange reflects the burgeoning culture of New South Wales. It’s home to an array of natural landscapes, including parks, botanical gardens and conservation areas.
Things to do in Orange
Summer Street is the main thoroughfare in Orange, with many cafes and shops on either side. Get your culture fix at Orange Regional Gallery and admire iconic Australian artists or watch dance performances, live music and theatre productions at the Orange Civic Theatre.
Over 40 wineries surround Orange, creating a memorable tasting experience. Spend an afternoon sampling local cheeses and wine at Philip Shaw Winery Cellar Door or visit stand-out wineries, such as Rowlee Wines, Borrodell Vineyard and De Salis Wines. On the way out to Lake Canobolas, have lunch at Racine restaurant on the grounds of La Colline Winery.
Back in the city, there are plenty of opportunities for wine tasting as well. Wine bars serve as “cellar doors” for the wineries, where you can sip and sample the latest vintages while grazing on appetisers and local produce.
Traveling with little ones? Let them run and play at Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area, which has a lake, walking trails, waterfalls, picnic areas and a playground. The whole family can enjoy the Country Walk at Orange Botanical Gardens, populated with a billabong, roses and heritage apple orchards. Check out the authentic analemmatic sundial while exploring the gardens.
Getting around Orange
You can rent cars at Orange Airport for visiting the vineyards and conservation area. It’s also possible to join a tour or hire a taxi for wine tasting. Buses provide limited routes within the city and to nearby towns.