Things to do Around Orange

Things to do Around Orange

Wineries & Wine Tasting

Wineries & Wine Tasting

Visit 35 Cellar Doors in Orange – Millthorpe for Cool Climate Wines 600 metres above sea level: There are enough very good wineries to fill an itinerary for a month: Orange has gained a strong reputation for quality wines rivalling most wine regions for Pinot Gris – Pinot Grigio – Chardonnay – Verdelho – Sauvignon Blanc – Semillion – Gewurztraminer – Cabernet Sauvignon – Shiraz – Merlot – Pinot Noir – Zinfandel – Rose et al. Close by are the Canowindra – Cowra warm climate wines at 240 metres above sea level and the Cudal region above 250 metres and below 600 metres.


There are 3 SMH rated 2 hatted restaurants in Orange and environs, supplemented by many quality Restaurants, Cafes and Pub food with the best country Burgers at ‘Gerrys’ at Milthorpe. The restaurants and Cafe society is complemented by the wine bars The Union Bank and Ferment where gourmet food is also available. Google Orange NSW Restaurants

Art – ACA Pop-Up Art Space

The Orange Region, which is within 3.5 hrs drive from the Sydney & Canberra city centres has a plethora of fine artists with many selling works internationally and nationally. A Colourcity Apartments offer a rare opportunity to visitors to view a small part of this art in both its apartments and in its ‘Pop-Up’ art space. Arrangemnets to meet the artists can be arranged. There are also art galleries in Canowindra, ‘Riverbank’ Gallery, in Molong, ‘Jayes’ Gallery and Milthorpe ‘Peppercorn’ shop   Orange Regional Gallery is

Music – Drama & Recitals: The Civic Theatre and The Conservatorium of Music

Orange has a Civic Theatre with great acoustics so being the home of many productions of Touring Players and local Dramma- Musicals. Having the Sydney Conservatorium annex allows the finishing training for many musicians and singers who put on regular performances during the Winter time. The Orange Male Voice choir with the Australian Opera singer Helen Barrnett and tenor David Paterson, both of Orange, when performing, are concerts not to be missed. The Orange Regional Conservatioum is Theatre – Regional Gallery www.orangecitycouncil

Shopping: Selected shops eg. Cinnabar, Two Fat Ladies, The Guildry in Cook Park, Slice of Orange, The Agrestic Grocer

There are many speciality shops in Orange – Lucknow and Millthorpe , covering Fashion, Bling, Gifts, Art, Food & Wine
Chopper flights to vineyards

Chopper flights to vineyards – Adrenalin Aerobatics – Tiger Moth Joy Flights

Hop from vineyard to vineyard by chopper or organise an ‘Adrenalin Rush’ aerobatic flight that you can control to suit your adrenalin capabilities or have a leisurely flight in a tiger moth over the beauty of the mountains and Towac Valley famous for its fruit production and vineyards, then over the Cadia Valley Operations which is Australia’s largest copper/gold open cut mine.

Ballooning – Balloon Flights with Breakfast

Early morning ballooning at Canowindra with Aussie Balloon Flights finishing with a ‘champagne’ breakfast and then a visit to The Age of Fisheries Museum in Canowindra where one of the world’s most significant fossil finds was made. The museum is curated by Dr. Alex Ritchie of The Sydney Museum.
Golden Memories Millthorpe Museum

Golden Memories Museum Milthorpe

The Millthorpe Museum is one of the fantastic places to visit for both children and adults. It encompasses the past with the present in a most delightful way. While there have lunch at Gerry’s for the SMH’s ‘best pub hamburger’ this year and ‘the best pub steak’ last year then go to 1 or all of the 3 wine tasting rooms in Millthorpe and have coffee /cakes at The Old Mill Cafe and then select a great gift memento from Peppertree’s shop.