Hotels Orange NSW Australia
This Central New South Wales region is lovingly known as "Australia's Colour City" because of the way the colour of the landscape changes with the four seasons. When you stay in one of our Orange hotels, you'll enjoy the mild climate, friendly atmosphere and some of Australia's finest food and wine. Things to do
Mid April is the best time to be here because that's when the F.O.O.D. Week festivities are in full swing. However, if you can't make it to the event, you can always visit the Orange Farmers' Markets, held every second Saturday. They're a treasure trove of delicious treats, grown in the fertile volcanic soil. Here, you can pick up locally produced cheese and wine, as well as fresh fruit like apples, berries and stone fruit.
A great way to spend a leisurely afternoon is to go on a tour of some of the local boutique wineries and cellar doors. You'll have the opportunity to sample the regions' specialties: Cabernet, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay but don't forget to purchase a bottle or two to take home as souvenirs (or just enjoy later in your hotel room).
Another way to unwind in the country - while also being close to nature - is by taking a stroll around Cook Park, Robertson Park, the Orange Botanic Gardens, the Banjo Patterson Memorial Park or the Athol Gardens. To see more natural wonders, head to the Borenore Caves Reserve, Lake Canobolas or Federal Falls. And for a fantastic view of the city, climb to the top of Mount Canobolas, the tallest mountain between the Blue Mountains and the Indian Ocean. If you're not keen on hiking up a mountain, you can get a bird's eye view of the region by jumping aboard a hot air balloon. There are a couple of companies offering balloon rides, so you won't have any trouble taking to the skies.
History buffs, don't miss the Age of Fishes Museum, which displays unique fossils found on the site between 1956 and 1993. Many of these fossils have never been seen in any other part of the world before, so make sure you check them out!Further afield
Only 18 km inland from Orange is the incredibly historic and scenic town of Millthorpe, classified by the National Trust for its heritage streetscape, you can stop here on route to Orange. Like Orange, it’s a foodie haven filled with incredible restaurants, wineries and it’s the centre for truffle production, so you can take a truffle tour while you’re here. There’s also a thriving arts scene, with art galleries, local boutiques and a museum paying homage to the pioneering days.Getting here
To get here, you can take the 50 minute flight or the scenic three and a half hour drive from Sydney. If you choose the latter option, you can hire a car from the airport and drive yourself or you can catch a coach bus and then catch public buses when you arrive in town. There are also comprehensive cycling tracks throughout the region if you want to keep active during your holiday.
Don't wait any longer! Book your Orange accommodation with us today and get ready to enjoy delicious food and fascinating history in "Australia's Colour City".