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What can you do in Orange over the weekend?

Ophir Reserve

The Ophir Reserve is teeming with both history and natural beauty for you to enjoy while holidaying on Orange packages. The area became the destination of Australia’s first gold rush when the previous metal was first discovered there in 1851. The Reserve has hardly been touched since the early 1900s, and it still looks almost exactly the way the gold miners left it more than 100 years ago. The Ophir Reserve is about 30 minutes from the city by car, and it makes for an excellent day trip while you’re visiting NSW on Orange holiday packages. See the old gold mine shafts, hike the 8-kilometre (5 mile) loop trail through the Reserve, and try your luck panning for gold in the Summer Hill and Lewis Ponds Creeks.

 

Tour the wineries

You’ll find yourself only a stone’s throw away from Australia’s highest altitude wine region while holidaying on Orange packages. The region is home to more than 60 vineyards that specialise in cool-climate wines like sauvignon blanc and pinot noir. Pop into some of the vineyards to get a taste of what they have to offer. You could look into a guided tour of the wineries after booking Orange holiday packages, or you could hop in a rental car for a self-guided tour. Just be sure you have a designated driver in your group if you won’t be using a tour guide. As well as the vineyards, the region is also dotted with excellent breweries and restaurants to visit.

 

Pinnacle Reserve and Lookout

The Pinnacle Reserve is a scenic spot where you can look out over the Towac Valley while holidaying on Orange accommodation and flight packages. A hiking trail winds through a forest of tall gum trees and makes its way to the top of the Pinnacle Lookout. The summit offers a sweeping view of the Towac Valley and the countryside of the Central Tablelands. The view is always beautiful, but especially during sunrise and sunset when there’s a golden glow over the valley. You’ll also get an extra special view by travelling on Orange packages in the autumn when colourful foliage is at its peak.



What is the best way to get around Orange?

The city centre in Orange isn’t too spread out, so you can easily explore central attractions, restaurants, and shops on foot while holidaying on Orange packages. You could also consider renting a bike to get yourself around the CBD after booking Orange accommodation and flight packages. 

Having a rental car is the best option to reach spots like the wineries and Ophir Reserve, which are located outside of the city. You’ll get an excellent price by hiring a car with Webjet after booking a hotel and accommodation in Orange. 

Orange is serviced by a network of ten public bus routes. These buses connect the CBD to the inner suburbs. Each bus route runs Monday to Friday and eight are available on Saturdays, but there’s no bus service on Sundays. However, taxis are an option or you could stick to a rental car if you book Orange holiday packages for a weekend getaway.



What is the cost of visiting Orange?

Webjet’s Orange holiday packages bundle together flights and accommodation, helping you get an even better rate on each. Hotels and accommodation in Orange typically cost around $150 AUD per night, but you’ll pay less with an Orange package.

Transportation is another cost to budget for when you book Orange accommodation and flight packages. Reserve a rental car through Webjet for rates starting around $70 AUD per day. You can also catch a taxi from the airport to the city centre for about $40 AUD. From there, bus fare to get around Orange costs $2.40 AUD for a single ticket and $7.20 AUD for a day pass.

There are plenty of free activities to add to your to-do list after booking a hotel and accommodation in Orange. Visit spots like the Orange Regional Gallery, Ophir Reserve, and Orange Botanic Gardens without spending a penny. Taking a wine tasting tour of the nearby vineyards is something else you can plan for after booking Orange holiday packages. A guided tasting tour costs about $110 AUD.