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Published August 24th 2014
If you're feeling exhausted from work or you're drained of energy from doing household chores, why not get yourself rejuvenated and revitalised by having a getaway? Orange is a great spot that provides you with a variety of relaxing activities, from taking a leisurely stroll in botanic gardens or pampering yourself with great wine tastings through to immersing into lovely art.
It can be a bit chilly throughout winter, so the best times to visit Orange would be spring and autumn.
Orange Botanical Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens spans 17 hectares featuring a wide array of native and exotic plant collection. Adding to this, you can also enjoy tranquil surrounds, beautiful scenery and bird watching. Taking a leisurely walk in Orange Botanical Gardens can certainly put your worries behind. The trees turn into a stunning display of colour - it's breathtaking.
Where: The Gardens are situated off Yellowbox Way near the corner of Hill Street and the Northern Distributor Road When: Open daily from 7.30am till dusk Phone: Contact the Orange Visitor Information Centre at 1800 069 466 Website: www.orange.nsw.gov.au Cost: Admission is free
Wine Tasting and Orange Food Week
To experience the cold climate wine region of Orange and surrounds, there is nothing better than venturing yourself into the countryside for a great wine tasting experience. There are wineries you could stop into throughout Orange, including the world renowned Philip Shaw Kooloomooloo Vineyard in Orange. You can join the tasting tour and wine education tour to advance your wine knowledge in a relaxed atmosphere.
In addition, you can plan your trip in autumn when the Orange Food Week is held, offering you a great opportunity to sample some exceptional rural flavours.
Orange Regional Gallery is set in landscaped gardens in the middle of Civic Centre, bringing you an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of surrounds in addition to the exhibiting works displayed at the gallery. The place is lovely and welcoming.
The gallery is currently showing various exhibitions until September, including the Chinese brush paintings, photography and mixed media works.
Where: cnr Byng & Piesley St Orange NSW 2800
Phone: 02 6393 8136
When: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; Sundays and public holidays 12pm to 4pm, closed Mondays
Union Bank Wine Bar & Dining
Located in the heart of Orange, Union Bank Wine Bar and Dining is a great place to chill out in the evening. The food ranges from small bites to mezze plates of fresh, locally-sourced produce. What's more, its huge wine selection is impressive. What more can you ask for a country wine bar - a lovely spot filled with a unique and vibrant vibe.