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Spring has sprung in the Orange360 region, and while we remain in lockdown this school holiday period, there’s still plenty to discover in the region.

The weather is great for taking a walk one of our many trails and with less visitors, it’s the perfect recipe for discovering the stunning natural attractions in our region.

Local businesses are also putting together school holiday packs that can help keep the kids entertained at home, from art packs to board games, check out the array of offerings from local businesses below.

As per current NSW Public Order, please remember that all travel is restricted to your own LGA where possible or 5km from your residential address. Remember to wear your mask when visiting businesses, get tested if you have symptoms and stay updated on the latest advice from NSW Health here.

Hero image photographed at Carcoar Dam

Odd Sock Gallery

Create your own unique marble effect, pouring artwork!

Entertain your kids this school holidays with some arts and crafts.

This kit includes:

  • A pre-mixed acrylic pouring set
  • 30cm x 40cm primed canvas

No mixing required, pour-on formula, water based paint and non-toxic. There are 4 different pouring artwork kits to choose from: galaxy (main image), ocean, metallic and basic.

Only $35.00

Pinot & Picasso

Stay creative and entertained this lockdown, with our Pinot & Picasso Paint-At-Home Art Boxes. Join our artists in on-demand, guided videos, while having a zoom party with your besties, or try your hand at painting your partner.

Our at home art boxes are the perfect activity to keep the kids busy all weekend, or use as your own creative distraction to try a new type of self-expression.

Orange Regional Gallery

The Orange Regional Gallery has provided you with some free activities to keep your kids entertained for FREE this school holidays.

 

Check out the range of options they have available!

The Falls Water Falls

Follow Central Mines trail to The Falls Water Falls at Summer Hill Creek for breathtaking views of the creek cascading down over two levels. The falls are lovely all year around, but are particularly striking when water levels in the creek are high following heavy rainfall.

Cook Park

Cook Park embodies the seasonal colours of Orange, all year round. Summer's arrival brings gardens of stunning and vibrant, coloured roses.

Orange Adventure Playground

The Orange Adventure Playground is a fun-loving oasis for all kids, including those with special needs. There's plenty of options for climbing, swinging, sliding and running with shaded seating for supervising parents.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Pinnacle Reserve and Lookout

The view from Towac Pinnacle lookout at sunrise or sunset is well worth the walk. Set amongst the tall shady gum trees on the southern side of Pinnacle Road, the reserve features picnic shelters, toilets and barbeques constructed from bluestone.

Mount Towac Walk

Mount Towac walk takes you on a short trek to Towac Peak, where you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area and the surrounding countryside.

Historic Water Race Walking Track

Historic Water Race walking track is a living legacy of Australia’s early and intriguing gold mining history. Intrepid gold miners made the track by hand in the 1860s, and today you can still see how water was captured and directed from Summer Hill Creek down to the mining areas.

Gosling Creek Reserve

South of Orange, along Forest Road is Gosling Creek Reserve, an environmentally based recreational facility.

Summits Walking Track

Summits walking track connects two of the park’s summits, Mount Canobolas (also known as Old Man Canobolas) and Young Man Canobolas, traversing a saddle between to two mountains and joining up with some of the other walking tracks along the way.

Hopetoun Falls Walking Track

Hopetoun Falls walking track offers a short but thrilling adventure for the intrepid traveller looking for solitude in a stunning natural setting. This walking track crosses one of the less explored parts of Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area.

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