Road Trip Around Orange NSW Central West Region Australia

After our fantastic time in historical Bathurst we decided to head on a road trip to Orange, 40 minutes further down the road to the wonderful food basket of NSW. It’s here you’ll find yourself surrounded by rolling hills, beautiful vineyards and fresh produce focused restaurants. 

However, we soon discovered that a weekend in Orange is not only about the amazing produce and delicious cold climate wines. There are also cute little surrounding villages, a rich landscape of hiking and cycling tracks to explore, shopping and much more.

Pretty and historical Millthorpe Village Orange NSW Australia

Our Orange Road Trip Discovery

Here’s our top picks to do all year round in Orange. Make sure you plan and book in advance. It’s a popular destination and we wouldn’t want you to be disappointed!

Favourite Restaurants + Cafes of Orange

Food In Orange NSW Australia Central West Region

  • Breakfast – Byng Street Café
  • Breakfast – Anything Grows
  • Lunch – Groundstone Cafe 
  • Lunch – The Agrestic Grocer
  • Dinner – Mr Lim 
  • Dinner – Charred Kitchen + Bar

Our Pick of Wineries in Orange

Swinging Bridge Winery Orange NSW Australia Central West Region

  • Swinging Bridge
  • Philip Shaw Wines
  • Nashdale Lane
  • Heifer Station Wines
  • Borrodell Estate
  • De Salis Wines

Great Bars + Pubs of Orange

OPHIR HOTEL ORANGE NSW AUSTRALIA CENTRAL WEST REGION

  • Percy’s Bar + Kitchen
  • Orange Wine Centre
  • Union Bank
  • Washington + Co Whisky Saloon
  • Parrot Gin Distilling Co
  • Ophir Hotel

Fun Fruit Picking in Orange

FRUIT PICKING ORANGE NSW AUSTRALIA CENTRAL WEST DISTRICT

  • Thornbrook Orchard
  • Huntley Berry Farm
  • Norland Fig Orchard
  • Hillside Harvest

Beautiful Walks + Trails Around Orange

Storitell in Orange NSW Australia Mount Canobolas

  • Mount Canobolas + Lake Canobolas
  • Historic Water Race Walking Track
  • Cook Park Heritage Walk
  • Gosling Creek Reserve
  • Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

Best Shops + Markets in Orange

Orange NSW Australia Farmers Markets Central West Region

  • Orange Farmers Market
  • The White Place
  • Mary + Tex Emporium
  • Finns Store
  • The Sonic

Historic Villages Around Orange

Storitella in Millthorpe Village Orange NSW

  • Millthorpe
  • Carcoar
  • Molong
  • Nashdale
  • Eugowra

Creative Arts + Museums of Orange

ORANGE REGIONAL ART GALLERY NSW AUSTRALIA

  • Orange Regional Gallery
  • Orange Regional Museum
  • Carcoar Hospital Museum
  • The Red Door Vintage + Collectica
  • Twentieth Century Toy Museum

A road trip to Orange, a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, is well worth the visit. You’ll roll back to Sydney with a belly full of wine, food and some wonderful experiences. 

On your way to or from Orange why not stop in historical Bathurst another food and wine paradise, with a steep history, well worth an overnight stay. Check out our Bathurst blog here. 

Storitella in Millthorpe Village Orange NSW Australia Central West Region

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