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March: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Emmaville Cottage


Along with Banjo Paterson Park on Ophir Road, the Emmaville Cottage near the Botanic Gardens is a tangible link to the period more than 150 years ago when Patterson was born.
The prefabricated cottage is believed to date from the 1850s. The American redwood panels were shipped from the United States and assembled to build large numbers of cottages in Australia. The four room cottage is typical of early Australian vernacular architecture.

The cottage was previously located at the Waratahs sports field, once part of the Narrambla Estate. The cottage is believed to be one of the last farm buildings from the Narrambla property. The Narrambla farming property was the where the mother of Banjo Paterson came to stay before the birth of her son in 1864.

The Emmaville Cottage is one of a number of key sites around Orange with connections to one Australia's best-known poets, Banjo Patterson.




Yellow Box Way
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 4.7K from March

Orange Botanic Gardens


The Orange Botanic Gardens feature an impressive native and exotic plant collection. Officially opened in 1988 for the Australian Bicentenary, it has plantings ranging from the original homestead garden to newly developed displays.

The Country Walk offers all the pleasures of a stroll through varying landscapes. Features of the walk include the original homestead garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands, heritage orchard including historic apple varieties, heritage rose garden set below the country church and analemmatic sundial (human involvement sundial).

Located between the two billabongs set below the Country Church is the Federation Arch, a stainless steel sculpture designed by Bert Flugelman and donated to the Gardens and residents of Orange by the Orange Regional Arts Foundation.

The Orange Botanic Gardens are ideal for a mid-morning stroll, leisurely afternoon picnic or an enjoyable game of bocce on the lawns.

For a detailed brochure contact the Orange Visitors Information Centre.




Yellow Box Way,
(Off Hill Street)
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 4.8K from March

Ophir Reserve


The first Australian payable gold discovery was made in 1851 at Ophir, 30 kilometres from Orange. Other gold fields soon overshadowed Ophir in size and richness, but to Ophir belongs the honour of being the first field where those very Australian words, digger and diggings, were first used.

Today Ophir is a recreational reserve - a picturesque picnic and camping ground at the junction of the Lewis Ponds and Summer Hill Creeks. Evidence of old alluvial, reef and deep lead mines is still visible to those wishing to explore the area. Hire a gold pan and try your luck in Summer Hill Creek just as the early settlers did during the gold rush of the 1850s.

Ophir has so much to offer. Camp for a night or two waking at dawn for an early morning fishing jaunt or tour a working mine that has been operating since the 1880s.
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Ophir Road
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 6.6K from March

Cook Park


The area of open space was reserved in 1845, the park was proclaimed in 1873 and in 1882, was officially named in honour of Captain James Cook.

Cook Park embodies the changing colours of Orange. Summer's arrival brings gardens of stunning and vibrant, coloured roses. From February to April, hundreds of begonias bloom in the Blowes Conservatory and in Spring, a burst of colour arrives with masses of tulips and daffodils.

This National Trust area is also home to duck ponds, swings (for kids), an aviary featuring predominantly native birdlife (for bird watchers), the Lattice Fernery (for everyone!) and for the craft lover, there is the Cook Park Guildry.

However you spend your time in Cook Park, be sure to leave time to do the self-guided heritage walk. Brochures of the walk are available in the Guildry or from the Orange Visitor Information Centre.





Summer Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 7.4K from March

Cook Park Heritage Walk


The self guided walk will teach you about the origins of Cook Park, taking in the Park Guildry adorned with local arts and crafts and the original use of the German 'Whiz Bang Gun. Cook Park was laid out with straight paths and rows of trees, with much of the original design still in place. There is a display of Tuberous Bergonias in the Blowes Conserveratory from February to April every year.

Cook Park embodies the changing colours of Orange. Summer's arrival brings gardens of stunning and vibrant, coloured roses. From February to April, hundreds of begonias bloom in the Blowes Conservatory and in spring, a burst of colour arrives with masses of tulips and daffodils.

Take the time to breathe the fresh air and stroll around Cook Park experiencing the beauty and heritage of these gardens.




Summer Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 7.5K from March

The White Place


Based in Orange NSW, The White Place brings you an eclectic mix of scouted contemporary and modern treasures for your home and life. What started out as an idea offering beautiful, unique, predominately white homewares, has since evolved into an ever changing lifestyle store which offers a selection of stylish homewares, cushions, rugs, furniture and art as well as an interesting collection of clothing and jewellery.




100 Byng Street
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 7.5K from March

March: Events

Orange and District Relay For Life


Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience for the whole family that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council's research, prevention, information and support services.

Relay is a chance for the Orange community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.


Event Dates
2018
      7th Apr
      8th Apr


Waratah Sports Club,
34 Telopea Way
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 4.5K from March

Orange Show


The 146th Orange Show in April 2018 is a wonderful family show presented by Orange Show Society Incorporated.

The Orange Show has been a signature event for Orange and the region for 146 years, designed to showcase agricultural production around the region, to promote businesses to the regional community and to provide competition and entertainment during the two day program more than 8,000 visitors.

It is held every year in autumn at the iconic and historical Orange Showground. The Orange Show is a lively exposition of rural life, the agricultural, horticultural and pastoral industries, a showcase for livestock, arts and craft and the best of the region.

The goal of the Orange Show Society is to provide an avenue for achieving Agricultural Excellence through competition and to engage, educate and entertain patrons and customers in a safe, controlled but dynamic and exciting environment.


Event Dates
2018
      28th Apr
      29th Apr


Leeds Parade
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 5.6K from March

Bean to Bar Chocolate Making Masterclass


Ever wanted to spend the day in a chocolate factory, where you will learn all about the 'bean to bar' chocolate making process?

Let them take your tastebuds on a gastronomic journey to experience chocolate that is as exotic as its 'origin'.

Located at Origin's production facility in Orange only three hours from Sydney and in the heart of Orange's famous cool climate wine region you'll enjoy an experience like no other.

Conducted over six hours from 10am - 4pm the masterclass will cover all aspects of chocolate making.


Event Dates
2017
      26th Nov
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2018
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56 Valencia Drive
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 5.8K from March

Orange Wine Festival


Orange Wine Festival is two weeks of events and activities highlighting the region's premium wines through wine shows, tastings, educational workshops and celebrations with local produce.

The program is packed with plenty of events to keep wine connoisseurs and aficionados entertained, and the Orange Wine Festival is being positioned as a friendly event open to wine-lovers of all ages and understanding.

Signature events include Orange Wine Show Tasting, Party in the Vines - a new event, the Food and Wine Night Market in Robertson Park, Wine in the Vines, and Wine Central.

Experience the Orange region's rich and diverse wine and food culture and meet the interesting and talented people who make it happen.


Event Dates
2018
      12th Oct
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Woodward Street,
Orange Region Locations
Orange, NSW, 2800

Located 6.8K from March

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