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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.

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.
 
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. Pick your own fruit (cherries, berries, apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines and various varieties of apples) available during the months of summer and autumn.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Mortimer's Wines Schoolhouse Cellar Door

Owner and ex-footballer turned vigneron, Peter Mortimer, will likely be the one to take you through a tasting at the charming Old March Schoolhouse. Courtyard in summer and warm fires in winter makes the tasting with your friends cosy and relaxed.
 
Opening Hours
Weekends 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

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

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.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 12:00 am to 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm to 12:00 am
Sunday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Age Of Fishes Museum

Imagine a world ruled by fish! Long before the dinosaurs the mighty rivers of the Central West teamed with bizarre ancient fishes - fish with armour shells, fish with lungs, and huge predators with jaws like crocodiles.
 
Opening Hours
Daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is a scenic place to picnic near Orange. After a barbecue lunch, explore the reserve’s walking tracks and ancient caves.

Gosling Creek Reserve

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

Huntley Berry Farm

Huntley Berry Farm is situated in the basalt plains of Mount Canobolas where you can arm yourself with a bucket and pick your own berry produce with over eleven berry varieties available throughout the berry season (mid November to May).

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