2 February 2011

Discover the pretty town of Orange on a short break
Travel time from Sydney: Orange is located about 3 ½ hours from Sydney.
Directions: Driving west on the Western Motorway then turn left at the Mid-Western Highway until the Mitchell Highway exit and follow the signs to Orange.

Surprisingly, Orange isn’t named after the citrus (in fact, apples are the name of the game here), but in honour of the Prince of Orange, who later became the King of Holland.


From it’s humble beginnings in the 1800s, Orange has become one of the largest cities in the central western district of NSW. So you’ll be sure to find plenty of things to keep you occupied for a short or long break.


Learn all about Orange’s history on a heritage trail, a 90 minute walk around town. You’ll see the Orange Courthouse, where bushranger Ben Hall was tried, the unusual Church-like school and other unique buildings.


You can also take a heritage walk of Cook Park, a pretty park on the main street of town. You can also visit the Botanical Gardens, Robertson Park and Lake Canobolas and Mt Canobolas. The last two, an artificial lake and extinct volcano respectively, are located about 12km out of town. There are plenty of wineries in the district to keep you occupied searching for that great new drop.


Go berry picking at Huntley Berry Farm (phone ahead for availability of produce, (02) 6365 5282), visit the regional gallery which has some great art collections. Visit the Orange Visitors Centre is discover more fantastic things to do in Orange.


Corner of Byng and Peisley Streets

151 Byng St, OrangeNSW 2800

1800 069 466

By Sarah Tierney