Orange is situated in rich red volcanic soil on the slopes of Mount Canobolas which is 264 km NorthWest of Sydney. Orange is known for its food and wine, parks and gold mining. The birthday of A.B. (Banjo) Paterson (Poet) is celebrated with a festival.
Cook Park planted 120 years ago is on the Summer Street has begonia house, duck pond, fernery and picnic area.
Orange Botanic Gardens
The gardens opened in 1988 are Kearneys drive and feature exoctic and native flora.
Orange Regional Art Gallery
Purpose built in 1986 and has a collection centred on the Mary Turner Collection of Australian modernists. Civic Square, 149 Byng Street, Orange 02 6393 8136
Orange Regional Conservatorium
73a Hill Street. Orange 02 6361 7974
Orange Civic Theatre
Opened in 1976.
Civic Square, 135 Byng Street, Orange. 02 6393 8110. Lucknow
A Old Gold mining town by the name of Lucknow is present at 10 km to the south east.
An extinct volcano that is 1395 metres high.
Ophir Gold Fields
About 27 km to the North which is the site of first discovery of Payable Gold, it also features fossicking area.
The caves are approximately 17 km towards the west.