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With a rich history in the arts and a flourishing cultural scene, Orange NSW has become a major creative hub for the area. For a regional town, it has impressive arts facilities including museums, galleries, theatres and libraries, as well as smaller independent galleries.

A great starting point for visitors is the cultural precinct opposite Robertson Park, which takes up an entire city block. The magnificent new Orange Regional Museum, which also houses the excellent Orange Visitors Centre and a cafe, are some unmissable Orange attractions. The building was awarded the much-coveted Sulman Award for Architecture and houses a very well curated permanent exhibition detailing the history of Orange. The nearby Orange Regional Gallery offers an ever-changing program of contemporary exhibitions as well as an inspired program of art workshops for children.

A wealth of fascinating museums can also be found in Orange’s surrounding towns and villages. See 360 million year old fossils at Canowindra’s Age Of Fishes Museum, which was described by broadcaster Sir David Attenborough as ‘world class’. The Eugowra Bushranger Museum and Yeoval’s Banjo Patterson Museum are also well worth a visit.

Culturally, you will find no shortage of things to do in Orange, with the Orange Civic Theatre’s vibrant program featuring national dance, opera and theatre companies, stand-up comedy, local theatre productions and live music.

Animals on Bikes

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Animals on Bikes is a 120 kilometre paddock art sculpture trail displaying 111 two metre high structures (and some smaller letterboxes) on the back road from Molong to Cumnock to Yeoval to Dubbo Zoo.

The sculptures have been created by local farmers, farmers wives, men's sheds, sculptors, preschool kids, and playgroup mums - anyone with an artistic flair!

This unique creative project captures the imagination, promotes local tourist operators, showcases rural creativity, and encapsulates the spirit of regional NSW.

The sculptures can be seen at anytime, the scenic road is open and the free self drive tour can be experienced at your own pace, from the window of your car or campervan. Enjoy!

Pick up some wrapping paper and a tourist map at nearby Tourist Information Centres, local newsagency and cafes, to view the colourful paddock art masterpieces.

Address

Obley Road
Between Dubbo and
Molong

Classifications

Galleries, Museums and Collections, Sports and Recreation Facilities

Special Features

Barbeque, Cafe, Caravan / Camper Trailer / Campervan Sites / Campsites, Carpark, Coach Parking, Conference/Convention Facilities, Family Friendly, Food and Refreshments, Pet Friendly - Enquire, Picnic Area, Public Toilet, Shop, Swimming Pool

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