"NO ORANGES IN ORANGE!" Orange by balhannah

Orange Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 15 photos

FUNNY HOW TOWNS GET NAMES!

Orange, [population 39,000], and immediately you think of Orange Orchards.

As you drive along, you see plenty of Orchards, but none of these are

Oranges, they are Apple Orchards, and very pretty when in blossom in spring.

A lot of these are located around the base of an extinct volcano, [Mt. Conobolas]....................

a mountain that is worth the drive up the top for the scenic views and bushwalks.

The feritile volcanic soil means wheat and barley, and more recently fruit

orchards, including olives, apples, grapes and berries are grown in the area.

Local produce can be bought from roadside stalls when in season, nice & fresh!

Vineyards, a lot of these in the area, and a lot of Cellar Doors also, so

many that they have a "Wine Week."

Autumn is the time to see the vineyards in their glorious "hot" colours,

and of course, all the beautiful tree lined streets in the splendours of Autumn Colour.

A LITTLE HISTORY ON ORANGE............

Prior to European settlement, the Wiradjuri Aborigines language lived in
the Orange area.

It became known as Blackmans Swamp in the early 1800s, but was

renamed Orange and proclaimed a village in 1846. In 1851 business

began to boom with the discovery of Australia's first "payable" gold at nearby Ophir.

You can follow a City Heritage Trail, a self-guided walk, which takes in more than 40 places of historical interest.

Pick it up at the Tourist Information Centre.

OR.............
Wander around the mines at Ophir and try your luck panning for gold at Ophir Reserve. Pans can be hired.

ORANGE was the birthplace of one of Australia's most famous Poets ............

.........BANJO PATERSON..............

and you can visit the site of his birthplace

Banjo Paterson Park features an obelisk that was unveiled in the presence of the poet's widow in 1947.

Festivals and events are held thoughout the year, so there is something for every one when visiting Orange.

Orange is located 280 km west of Sydney, and is a nice town to get away to from the hustle & bustle of Sydney.

Orange gets cold in Winter!

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  • In a nutshell:Don't expect to find Oranges!
  • Last visit to Orange: Oct 2009
  • Intro Updated Nov 21, 2009
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  • Martinewezel's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2010 at 8:37 AM

    Hi Dee. Thanks for visiting my Loire page. I think Orange has a beautiful Town Hall. Did they really build those terrace houses in 1876? Apart from the ironwork they still look quite modern. Nice page, thanks.

  • evona's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Nice page Dee, greetings :)

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