Sightseeing #1: Rowlee Wines
You’ll pass through Orange en route to Dubbo, and in this area, you’ll find some of Australia’s finest winemakers and vineyards. One of the most revered is Rowlee Wines, which offers you the opportunity to tour their vineyards, sample house wine, and enjoy a private picnic lunch surrounded by stunning views. You can also take part in a “Sensory Wine Experience” here, during which a dedicated host will guide you through different wines as you look over the vineyard estate. This is truly a wonderful way to spend an evening after a relaxing road trip.
Sightseeing #2: Lake Canobolas
Once you’ve had your fill of Orange’s amazing wine and food, we recommend heading to the beautiful Lake Canobolas. Fed by the meltwater from Mount Canobolas and Towac Valley, this tranquil lake is a fantastic place to spot native birdlife and wildlife, and you may even be lucky enough to see a platypus diving for prey on the lake’s silty bed.
Once you’ve worked up a hunger from exploring the area, the Lakeside Kiosk and Cafe provides a killer lunch menu made from delicious local produce. You can also order takeaway from here, so it’s perfect if you’re keen to get back on the road as soon as possible.
Sightseeing #3: Orange Adventure Playground
People travelling with small children will know all too well how important it is to keep them entertained and busy! Why not let them burn off some excess energy (and kill screen time) with a trip to Orange Adventure playground?
Here, they’ll be able to play on slides, swings, climbing obstacles, and more. There’s even a rock wall for the more adventurous child, as well as a designated bicycle track. Once everyone is exhausted, the cafe offers an excellent place to refuel, or if you prefer to cook for yourself, you can use the installed barbecues in the picnic area.