Canowindra Balloon Challenge

See the magic and spectacle as over 20 hot air balloons take to the skies each morning and late afternoon in Canowindra every April, over a five day period at the Canowindra Balloon Challenge. The highlight is the Balloon Glow and night markets where you will enjoy local produce, wine, crafts and entertainment culminating in [...]

Rosnay Organic Farm and Vineyard

Rosnay is an organic vineyard and orchard at Canowindra, in the Central Ranges of NSW. Rosnay was created by the Statham family in 1997, and produces certified organic wines, olives, and figs. Certified organic since 1998, the vines and orchards have never been sprayed with harmful chemicals, a family commitment that began with Richard’s father [...]

Faisan Estate Wines

Faisan Estate is a small vineyard and winery located near Mount Canobolas, 20 kilometres west of the City of Orange. Varieties produced at Faisan Estate include Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Take a scenic drive out to the cellar door to enjoy some wine tasting by appointment.

Koomooloo Wines

Philip Shaw Wines are sourced entirely from Shaw’s 47 hectare Koomooloo Vineyard. Purchased in 1988 and planted in 1989 on red loam over limestone, this cool climate vineyard rises to an altitude of 900 metres (2,950 feet). Shaw’s search for an Australian region capable of making classic wines with elegance, depth and bright fruit came [...]

Hawkes General Store

Thirty-two years ago a shop opened in Orange like no other – and stayed that way. Established in 1976 and originally named ‘The Orange Spinning Wheel’, the store became and has remained a front runner for retail therapy in Orange. Hawkes General Store provides a unique and ever changing shopping experience for both locals and [...]

Essential Ingredient

Whether you’re a budding home cook or one of the nation’s top chefs, the Essential Ingredient will be one of your favourite destinations. With an uncompromising commitment to quality food, the Essential team scours the globe to bring you the best single source ingredients, a diverse range of books to tell you what to do [...]

Lake Canobolas Reserve

At the foot of Mount Canobolas is a large tranquil lake which provides a range of activities with the changing of the seasons. Features of Lake Canobolas area include picnic and barbecue facilities, large playgrounds, sailing boats and canoeing on the lake, swimming and fishing. On the eastern side of the lake is the Old [...]

Word Of Mouth Cellar Door

Word of Mouth Wines established in 2003, is an exciting collaboration between two neighbours with existing vineyards on the slopes of Mount Canobolas. Located at a cool 1000 metres above sea level. overlooking the township of Orange. The two vineyards share a common boundary, soil types, climate, and rainfall. One was established in the early [...]

Orange Heritage Trail

The City of Orange reflects a rich tapestry from the traditional Wiradjuri land owners, to the settlers, gold miners and commercial traders. Take time out to take a leisurely stroll around the streets of Orange and appreciate Orange’s built environment. The walk takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and showcases some of Orange’s finest buildings. [...]

East Orange Heritage Trail

The City of Orange was administered as two separate council areas during the 1800s. In 1912 the Municipality of East Orange amalgamated to form the Orange Municipal Council. The East Orange Heritage Trail explores this part of the city’s history and heritage. For a detailed brochure of the walk, call into the Orange Visitor Information [...]

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