A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Orange

Category: population over 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
See full Terms & Conditions




Unless you live under a rock, you would have heard the buzz surrounding one of the coolest regions to visit 

The aspiring local community of gun entrepreneurs have seriously lifted the game and created the ultimate getaway hotspot for crews and lovers alike, thanks in no small part to all the wining and dining. But that’s not all this gem has to offer. Specialty coffee roasters, crazy good festivals, galleries, quirky B&Bs, gelato bars, active-wear-worthy adventures. Plus, its surrounding scapes, villages and friendly hospitality make it a world away from the big smoke.

SO MUCH TO DO! Where to start… WINE….(um, der)

If you haven't quite cottoned on yet, Orange is known for its mighty fine wine. Home to over 40 cellar doors, there’s no shortage of cool-climate drops. Visit Rowlee Estate for a seriously scrumptious wine tasting then get in some grammable chill time looking over the property with a picnic hamper lunch. 

DAMN FINE DINING: Orange isn't exactly short on destination restaurants. Among the standouts is Charred—a hatted fine diner that's centred around a massive cast-iron wood burner called "Lucifer". You could group Charred in with the likes of Surry Hills’ Firedoor and even Ross and Sunny Lusted's Woodcut in Barangaroo, but its country location makes for a much more relaxed dining experience. Slow-charred meats and a farm-to-plate philosophy make this a degustation to remember. 





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STAY: There are endless boujie places to rest your head, but if like everyone else you’re having a good old froth over glamping, Nashdale Lane has got you covered with the glammest of tents that back onto their vineyards. Get the fire cranking and the wine flowing while you soak in the sunset. 

WHIP OUT YOUR INNER-HIPSTER: The Agrestic Grocer is enough to make any hipster squeal with a cafe/restaurant pumping out live music, plus a grocer and bottlo tacked on. Best part? You can get most of what’s on the menu at the grocer, which is a no-brainer once you try that beer jam with your bacon and eggs.

LIFT YOUR SPIRITS: Sure, Orange is a place to visit for its many (many) vineyards, but if a smooth G&T is what you're after, don’t miss Parrot Distilling Co. This bright and airy warehouse is a short walk from the centre of town and is a major favourite with the locals for its fun gin tasting paddles and epic list of gin cocktails. 

INDIGENOUS CULTURAL ADVENTURES TOUR: Orange and its surrounds fall on Wiradjuri Country—one of the largest First Nations groups in Australia. If you're keen to learn more about this important part of the region's history, there’s a number of insightful tours you can take that have been approved by local Wiradjuri Elders.

LET’S GO: Whether you're planning a springtime escape or a wintry weekend away, the Orange region has fine wine, good food and spectacular surrounds that make for a great city break. You can find everything at your fingertips to start planning your trip here. 

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Orange!

Orange is fast becoming known as one of Australia’s best wine districts, regularly winning national and international awards. 

This wine industry growth, in tandem with the continuing development of Orange’s already highly regarded gourmet restaurant and cafe culture, has bolstered the city’s reputation and the region’s growing status as a must-visit destination.

Orange is of course about food and wine, but a 360-degree viewpoint shows you that it’s also about the charming villages that dot our open countryside and fill them with character (and characters!), an abundance of natural beauty that is on full display no matter what time of year, outdoor adventures including cycling and bushwalking trails, and a burgeoning retail sector with high-end homewares and fashion savvy. Orange maintains the pace and authenticity of a rural community, whilst still providing an energetic and cosmopolitan lifestyle – we can’t wait to show you around!




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