Orange Area

The Orange region has more than 80 vineyards and is well-known for its fresh produce and farmers markets. Among the delightful restaurants are the award-winning Racine, Lolli Redini and Tonic. Some of the top wineries include Angullong, De Salis, Philip Shaw and Ross Hill. Beautiful autumn foliage makes Orange a popular destination in the cooler months, when Orange F.O.O.D. Week (Food Of Orange District) swings into action.
Orange F.O.O.D Week
Orange F.O.O.D Week

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.

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  1. Duntryleague Guest House

    Steeped in history, Duntryleague Guesthouse is one of the region's premier venues and is regarded by many as the most elegant landmark in Orange. This beautiful guest house offers 14 rooms, ranging from standard to mansion, with a range of...

  2. ibis Styles Orange

    ibis Styles Orange is conveniently located on the eastern side of Orange, just 3.5 hours from Sydney, offering spacious and affordable accommodation in a relaxed and friendly country atmosphere. The combination of 50 suites with off street...

  3. Quality Inn Ambassador Orange

    Orange is truly a location worth visiting. Named after Prince William of Orange, this town boasts a range of attractions that many people find it hard to resist. While the area may not be ideally suited for actual oranges to grow, the town of...