Orange Food & Wine Escape

If your idea of a great getaway involves food, wine and a romantic rural setting - Orange, in country NSW is the perfect escape!

With a mix of friendly country hospitality and a cosmopolitan lifestyle, food lovers can meet the maker, chat with a vigneron and sample quirky places to eat and drink, including two hatted restaurants.

We recommend visiting in April, not only will you see the impressive Autumn Colours but aim to coincide your stay with Australia’s longest running food festival, Orange F.O.O.D (Food of Orange District) week.

Orange is known for this eccentric Food Week, the more obscure events include apple degustations, crumpet workshops and raclette rackets. The celebrations incorporate incredible tastings and food events and it’s a week not to be missed!

For a winter escape, June to August will delight the Truffle Lover and the cool climate offers the chance of experiencing a snowfall.

Your holiday Includes:
3 nights at the Byng Street Boutique Hotel
Daily breakfast
A Private vineyard tour to 3 cellar doors in the historic village of Millthorpe and 1 in Orange


Arrive in Orange

By car you will reach Orange in around 3 hours from Sydney or just under an hour on a direct flight with Qantas or Regional Express.

Flights are operated by Fly Corporate from both Melbourne and Brisbane making it easily accessible from the East Coast cities.

Check in to the Byng Street Boutique Hotel in the heart of town. The historical homestead has been transformed to a contemporary, luxurious and sophisticated boutique hotel.

The 22 guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed and located in both the historic and modern wing.

This afternoon, take in the local heritage and attractions in town.

Orange’s rich history spans from the traditional Wiradjuri land owners to colonial settlers, gold miners and commercial traders. 

Pick up a brochure from the Visitors Information Centre and take a self-guided tour of the local streets along the Orange Heritage Trail. 

The charming tree lined streets and historic cottages reveal not only a touch of history but delectable cafes, elegant boutiques and eclectic homewares. 

We recommend stopping in at the Byng Street Local Store  or Byrdie Noshery & Drinking Est

Private Guided Winery Tour

Enjoy your complimentary breakfast in the beautiful Yallungah Dining Room located in the original homestead.

Mid Morning, venture off the well worn path with an exclusive private tour to Millthorpe.

The regional knowledge of “Winery Experiences Orange”  will enhance your visit to this heritage listed and charming village.

You will be collected from your accommodation and experience 3 award winning cellar door tastings and enjoy a local produce, cheese and charcuterie board at one of the establishments. This all-inclusive package includes visiting Tamburlaine, Angullong and Slow Wine Company as well as a cellar door visit to another winery en-route or on the return to Orange.

We recommend a weekend visit to include “Tonic” Restaurant. Only open on weekends, the chef hat awarded restaurant offers a 5-course degustation lunch and 2 glasses of wine but must be booked in advance.

Head to the hills and the wineries

With a high altitude and rich volcanic soil from nearby Mount Canabolas, Orange has ideal conditions for producing cool climate wines such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Drive to a cellar door and make a purchase and  enjoy a winery lunch.

We recommend Philip Shaw Wines and Borrodell Estate- bookings are essential in advance for lunch on the balcony at Sister’s Rock!

Did you know?
Orange is the birthplace of Banjo Paterson- the undulating hills and inspiring settings are said to bring out the poet in all!

Farewell Orange

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and bid farewell to your hosts.

To enjoy more of the region’s history, perhaps take in some of the “Australiana Trail” before heading back to the city.

The Golden Memories Museum in Millthorpe features historic buildings and mining displays with history from pioneering days & gold discovery.

Ophir Reserve was the scene of Australia’s first gold rush and now offers picturesque bush walks, camping and fossicking. You can even take a tour through the working goldfield.

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