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Orange NSW. 8.4°C

The Orange NSW region is the perfect destination for idyllic family time. Give your children treasured memories of playing in glorious parks in piles of autumn leaves, filling baskets with freshly picked juicy cherries or being snuggled in their sleeping bags under the stars.

There are many orchards and berry farms in the region that offer a pick-your-own experience. Though many may find their way to mouths than back to the car, that’s just part of the fun. Orange wineries are also starting to take note and becoming more family-friendly, with some offering a sweet petting zoo experience adjacent to the tasting rooms.

Bring history to life with a stroll down one of the well-preserved streets of the surrounding villages -  feel as though you could be walking down the street on a sunny day in 1900. See a movie at a former travelling picture show, or discover the place where bushrangers made the biggest gold robbery in NSW.

Pack the picnic blanket and head to one of the many tranquil picnic spots. Let the kids burn off some energy at one of the many fantastic play areas around the town, as you enjoy a picnic lunch of the local produce readily available throughout the region. With an abundance of parks and gardens, families will not be short on things to do in Orange.

For the adventurous, there are caves and old mines safe for exploring - don’t forget your torch! Camp by the banks of picturesque waterways; grab a fishing line and help the little ones catch their first fish. Toast marshmallows and sleep under the stars. Such simple pleasures will become treasured family memories.

Ophir Hotel

A family friendly pub located in Orange, NSW. The Ophir Hotel offers relaxed drinking and delicious pub grub. The Ophir Hotel has been newly renovated to include a gorgeous new dining room and cosy fireside lounges. Come by to see what's changed!
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Age Of Fishes Museum

The Age of Fishes Museum is located in Canowindra in the heart of the beautiful Central West of New South Wales and is the number one tourist attraction in the Canowindra area. It is located on the edge of town in a flat and accessible area with easy parking.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

An inland oasis for native wildlife and protected species like the eastern bent-winged bat, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve near Orange is a great place to get in touch with nature.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Cook Park

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

John Lomas Skate Park

The John Lomas Skate Park features bowls, pyramid jump, spine and grind blocks, box and rails - everything for BMX bikes, scooters, roller skaters, in-line skaters and skate boarders. This highly rated skate park is available during daylights hours between 6am and 8pm.

Lake Canobolas Reserve

Near the foot of Mount Canobolas lies a beautiful, tranquil lake that welcomes locals and visitors to exercise and energize, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area

The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago when Australia was sitting over a hotspot in the earth's crust.

Ophir Reserve

The scene of Australia's first Gold Rush, Ophir Reserve is a rugged yet peaceful reminder of the colonial past. The first Australian payable gold discovery was made here in 1851, just 30 kilometres north east of Orange.

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

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