Orange has a diverse range of attractions and activities to entice and entertain you and your travelling companions.
Whether you want to talk to a wine maker, find your fortune gold-panning, try your hand at berry picking, indulge in retail therapy or relax in the beauty of a century old park Orange has the attractions to suit. Orange City has a wide array of boutique shops specialising in fashion, antiques and bric-a-brac. Two large shopping centres host retail chains including Myer, Big W and Kmart, and the Central Business District provides great variety in shopping experiences. The Orange Regional Gallery hosts many state, national and international exhibitions throughout the year and the Orange Regional Library hosts many cultural exhibitions. There are many sporting facilities, restaurants and cafes to help make your visit to Orange enjoyable.
PLACES TO VISIT
Visit one of the many wineries producing premium cool climate wine. Local wine tasting tours available.
Orange Botanic Gardens
Formal and thematic gardens featuring an impressive native and exotic plant collection.
Dating from 1882 this superb park takes up an entire city block and features an aviary, fernery and begonia house. The Cook Park Guildry showcases local arts crafts.
Mount Canobolas State Recreation Area
Tall and majestic Mount Canobolas, an ancient volcano, stands 1395 metres above sea level and is often capped with snow in winter. A stunning, 360 degree view from the summit encompasses the City of Orange, the rolling countryside and the Blue Mountains in the distance. There are seven walking tracks, two camping areas and a number of spectacular lookouts and waterfalls.
Lake Canobolas Reserve
At the foot of Mt Canobolas is Lake Canobolas, a large tranquil lake that provides a range of activities with the changing of the seasons. Excellent for water sports, picnics, BBQs and bushwalking. Also features Meadow Creek Pumphouse.
Site of Australia’s first payable gold discovery in 1851. Gold remains the focus of this beautiful area with excellent fossicking and gold-panning facilities.
Orange is home to three excellent 18 hole golf courses. Orange Golf Club (Duntryleague), Wentworth Golf Club and Bloomfield Country Club all have well maintained grass greens and are open to visitors and corporate days all week.
Banjo Paterson Memorial
Orange is the birthplace of Australia’s most famous bush poet Banjo Paterson. A memorial is situated just outside the city.
Orange is home to a wide array of boutique shops specialising in fashion, antiques and bric-a-brac. Two large shopping centres host major retail chains including Myer and the Central Business District provides great variety in shopping experiences.
Orange Regional Gallery and Library
Orange Regional Gallery hosts many state, national and international exhibitions throughout the year. The Orange Regional Library also hosts many cultural exhibitions while providing excellent research facilities for residents and visitors
FOR COUPLES OR GROUPS
Browse local antiques & collectables stores - you might find a treasure
Visit a cellar door or take a winery tour
Take in the views at Lake & Mount Canobolas and the Pinnacle Lookout
Orange Regional Art Gallery always has several exhibitions showing
Orange Farmers Market is held on the 2nd Saturday of each month - wonderful local produce straight from the farm
Stretch your legs - follow one of Orange’s Heritage Trails
Dine out at one of our many great restaurants - something for all tastes & budgets
Play a round of golf at one of three golf courses in Orange
FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
Lake & Mount Canobolas and the Pinnacle Lookout - bushwalk, BBQ, picnic, swim, fish & play
Cook Park - take some bread & feed the ducks, visit the craft shop or stroll through the gardens
The Botanic Gardens & Adventure Playground - take a walk through the gardens or watch the kids have a ball at the playground
On the 2nd Saturday of each month you can visit the Orange Farmers Market in the morning and the miniature railway in the afternoon
Ophir Reserve - bushwalk, picnic, bird watch or pan for gold