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Orange Travel Guide: Escape to food & wine country!


Looking for a beautiful country destination to explore? Orange is just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, and is perfect for all kinds of getaways – from family holidays to mums weekends or couples escapes! Here’s our Orange travel guide.

Characterised by beautiful tree-lined streets, elegant federation homes and magnificent parks, Orange is the bustling heart of the region, surrounded by bountiful agricultural land.

A historic town with rich 19th century streetscapes and origins in gold mining, the gastronomic scene in Orange has exploded in recent years cementing its status as one of Australia’s most prominent and sophisticated food and wine destinations.

The beautiful Orange region is a haven of vineyard-dotted hills and abundant stone fruit and orchards. The area is famed for its excellent local produce, cool-climate wines, sophisticated Orange restaurant scene and rich cultural heritage.

So get it on your list of places to visit! To make is east to plan your trip, we’ve brought together some fantastic accommodation options and a must-visit winery. Read on in our Orange travel guide.

Accommodation in Orange

Cottages in Orange

Looking for a beautiful cottage that’s close to the centre of Orange? Look no further than Cottages in Orange! Newly renovated & stylishly furnished, these gorgeous cottages are both family and pet friendly. The six cottages are located close to each other so ideal for group trips or larger family gatherings.

Relax and unwind in the large established gardens, which are fully fenced with plenty of space to play & explore. The cottages are stocked with toys, games, books and DVD’s to keep the children entertained, and local wine and craft beer is provided for the adults!

Free wi-fi, portacot and highchair are also available.

Friendly hosts ensure you get to live like a local and sample the best the region has to offer during your stay.

Book your stay via their website or follow Cottages of Orange on Facebook.

Special Offer: Book a stay in December 2019 or January 2020 & you’ll receive a complimentary cheese board on arrival. Just let them know that you saw their listing in the North Shore Mums Orange Travel Guide! 


Black Sheep Inn

Talk about unique! Black Sheep Inn is a former shearing shed converted into gorgeous accommodation, which is perfect for a mums weekend away or a family get-together. It’s rustic, stylish and has beautiful country views! There are five bedrooms, each with a queen bed and ensuite, a huge dining table which seats 14 people, a kitchen, BBQ, and fireplace.

The nearby Whispering Moon Cottage used to be the shearer’s quarters, and is fully self-contained, with a fireplace and two bedrooms, each with an ensuite – ideal for families or couples.

Located just 10 minutes from Orange’s best restaurants, golf courses, parks, and surrounded by excellent cellar doors, you’ll have the picturesque tranquility of the rural location and the convenience of urban services a short drive away.

The spacious verandahs are the perfect spot to watch the sunset with friends, a glass of wine, and to breathe in the fresh country air.

Book your stay via their website or follow Black Sheep Inn on Facebook or Instagram.


A Colourcity Apartments

A Colourcity Apartments is an Orange institute of luxury accommodation. An ideal location whether you are travelling for work or play, need a weekend away or a longer term base.

This complex of four well-appointed luxury apartments, each sleeping 2-4 adults, providing everything you could need for your stay. The perfect retreat to enjoy your down time when visiting Orange. Located a stone’s throw from the iconic Cook Park, everything is on your doorstep including cafes, wine bars, restaurants and Duntryleague Golf Club.

Book your stay at A Colourcity Apartments via their website or follow them on Facebook.


Cadogan Country House

Looking for a luxurious Farmstay experience? Cadogan Country House is a fully self-contained five en-suited bedroom home, located on a 2500 acre working Wagyu beef property.

The house is completely private and surrounded by spacious cottage gardens and large shade trees. Kangaroos and other wildlife can be viewed on and around the property most evenings.

Incredibly, the property features a large private hedge maze that guests may explore and use for picnics! The maze has a BBQ, fire pit, picnic tables and chairs for guests to enjoy. Plus you can also have a complimentary tour of the farm!

Cadogan Country House is centrally located between the towns of Bathurst, Orange, Millthorpe and Blayney. It’s also opposite Macquarie Woods state forest which has extensive walking tracks and picnic spots.

Book your stay at Cadogan Country House via their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

Special Offer: Complimentary hamper of local produce on arrival. Just let them know that you saw their listing in the North Shore Mums Orange Travel Guide! 


Mayfield Vineyard Cottages

Experience the romance of country living and the true pleasures of Orange at Mayfield Vineyard Cottages. This tranquil location allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and enjoy the four seasons in an idyllic vineyard setting.

There are four charming cottages to choose from, as well as a Garden Flat. All cottages are fully furnished with rustic charm, they are child-friendly and pets are also welcome. Outside, there is plenty of room for children to explore and play!

Mayfield Vineyard is just a short 10 minute drive from Orange with its hatted restaurants, wine bars, boutique shops, farmers markets & lovely parks.

If you’d prefer to stay in the heart of Orange, they also have Magnolia CottageDalton Cottage and Apple Cottage.

Book your stay at Mayfield Vineyard Cottages via their website.



Heifer Station Wines

No trip to Orange is complete without a visit to this winery, so make sure the stunning Heifer Station Wines is on your list! Set in a beautiful rustic turn-of-the-century woolshed, it’s well worth the visit.

Try their incredible wines with a wine tasting! On a sunny day, relax in the beautiful grounds and enjoy a glass of wine, or in winter settle by the cosy fire and enjoy a varietal tasting and cheese board. For the kids, there’s a petting zoo! Little ones can feed the funky chooks (Bantams and Polish Hens), the resident goats (Tom and Jaz) or the black face Suffolk sheep (Brutus) or Tilly the mini horse!

To avoid disappointment, book a table for wine tasting. There’s a $10 per person tasting charge, but this fee is waived if wine is purchased ( on a per person basis).

Book a wine tasting via their website or follow Heifer Station Wines Facebook or Instagram.

Special Offer: Free freight on 6 or more bottles. 5% off 12 or more bottle (mixed or straight cases). Must be to the same address & in the one transaction.

  • Address: 1034 The Escort Way, Borenore
  • Phone: (02) 6365 2275
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Open: 11am-5pm, every day (except 24-26 December)


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