There’s a lot to be said for exploring a wine region with a bunch of friends – you can share the driving, keep the accommodation costs reasonable and, of course, bring your own party atmosphere to any venue. Orange is the ideal destination for group travel, as it not only offers a great range of places to stay, but also welcoming cellar doors, dining options and places of interest to visit. Just remember, it’s essential to book everything in advance if you’re part of a large group – breakfast, lunch, dinner, winery visits and other organised activities. Here are Swinging Bridge’s top tips for groups of six people or more.
This delicious recipe comes from one of our favourite local restaurants, Sweet Sour Salt. They’re renowned for their delicious Asian inspired meals, and this stuffed chicken wings recipe is always a winner.
This particular recipe is from their ‘Vineyard Collaborations’ menu, where they focus on local wine producers to showcase their wine alongside the food. Swinging Bridge is the current featured winery (September 2019).
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Luckily, we’re spoiled for choice for great cafes in Orange, whether it’s for a full-on big breakfast or a quick morning heart-starter. Here are a few of our favourite coffee shops and brunch spots around town.
Orange has developed a well-deserved reputation as a food and wine destination. There are a diverse range of restaurants catering for all tastes and budgets, discover our essential guide to eating like a local.
There are so many reasons to stay in Orange, whether for a weekend or a longer visit. Even before you start venturing out to the nearby wineries, orchards and surrounding countryside, this vibrant city in NSW’s Central West is a delightful place to explore.
When you’re planning any trip, it’s always good to get a local’s recommendation, so, here’s our pick of the best places to stay in and around Orange.
The quality of the wines in Orange is gaining momentum, more frequently recognised as one of Australia’s leading cool-climate winemaking regions. Discover why Orange is ideally positioned to take its place centre stage and learn more about the climate and terroir of our region.
Orange is becoming a very popular place to visit, the perfect weekend escape. If you love good food and wine, parks and gardens, or maybe an adventurous hike up Mount Canobolas, visit us. Tom shares his top things to see and do in Orange.