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Orange NSW. 10.3°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. 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.


Heifer Station Wines

Wine tasting in a 100 year old shearing shed on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. Cool climate, high altitude wines. With respect for the earth and a whole lot of altitude the fruit does the talking - that's the Heifer Station way. Enjoy cheese boards and the petting zoo or book a tour or private picnic.
Opening Hours
Daily 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Hillside Harvest

Situated just 10 kilometres from Orange this family owned and operated orchard offers a unique country experience for all. Established for over 75 years growing cherries, stonefruit, apples, pears, figs, and berries visitors are welcome to experience the fun of 'Pick Your Own' when in season.
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Ophir Hotel

A family friendly pub located in Orange, NSW, The Ophir Hotel has been newly renovated to include a gorgeous new dining room and cosy fireside lounges, clean and modern sports bar with big screens to catch all the active live & loud, plus a spacious beer garden and kids play area to ensure all members of the family are entertained.
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Sunday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Orange Tenpin Bowl

Orange Tenpin Bowl is a modern venue with many new updated features to enhance the bowling experience. A great place for all ages and all abilities, the venue caters for large and small groups. Whether it be sporting groups, schools, business or family and friend gatherings, tenpin bowling is a great all-weather activity and entertaining outing.

Pick berries and celebrate local produce

Pick ripe strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, vegetable and sunflowers on the working farm to take home throughout the season. Visit the petting zoo and Marang Indigenous Edible Garden, meet the farm animals and take a tractor ride. After that, enjoy a picnic hamper sampling local produce. Take away yummy souvenir-cooked goods and pose for a photo to remember at the gate.
Opening Hours
Thursday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Greenhouse of Orange

The Greenhouse of Orange is a relaxed and unique dining destination, sourcing and showcasing the best food and wine the Central West community has to offer. On the rooftop of the Orange Ex-Services’ Club, in the heart of Orange, their mission is to carve a memorable shared experience through locally-inspired food, beverage, unique activities, memorable functions and live music.

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. The ancient limestone caves are the feature attraction at Borenore, and there are several that are open to explore.
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. From February to April, hundreds of begonias bloom in the 'Blowes Conservatory', and in Spring, a burst of colour arrives with masses of tulips and daffodils. This 4.


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