About the Orange region
Orange, northwest of Sydney in country NSW, enjoys a reputation for producing delicious fresh produce thanks to the cool climate and rich volcanic soils. The produce ranges from stone fruits and sheep's cheeses to fungi and grapes.
With more than 80 vineyards and 13 working wineries, the Orange wine region is a splendid destination for wine tasting at the many cellar doors. Award-winning restaurants in the area, including in Millthorpe, complement the cool-climate wines.
The highlight of the bustling city of Orange is the food and wine, so bring your thirst and your appetite. You’ll find many cafés, restaurants and shopping opportunities, as well as places to stay.
Much of the fresh food produced in the fertile countryside is available from regular farmers markets in the area. The city is also rich in local history, has a flourishing cultural scene and features beautiful parks and gardens.
Follow the Orange Heritage Trail, a self-guided walk past more than 40 places of historical interest. Art lovers will enjoy the Orange Regional Gallery. For a delicious coffee, try Bills Beans.
Other things to do include walking along one of Mount Canobolas' well-marked tracks or spend some time exploring the Sensory Garden and the Biblical Garden in the Orange Botanic Gardens.
Orange is named in honour of Prince William of Orange. The area was the birthplace of one of Australia's most famous poets, Banjo Patterson, who wrote the epic The Man from Snowy River.
From Sydney, the drive to Orange through the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains is 3h 40min. You can also travel by train. Flying from Sydney to Orange Airport takes about 50 minutes.