Participants of this one-day tour to the New South Wales’ region of Orange have a chance to experience some slow-paced farm life and pick their own cherries from one of the local orchards. Breathing crisp fresh air, both adults and kids can enjoy time amongst nature and have fun with friends and family. On the way, the bus stops at the Blue Mountain Echo Point, where participants can take some photos. On the spot, Groupies may also taste some locally-produced wines.
The Area: Orange, NSW
Situated about four hours’ drive west of Sydney, the region of Orange welcomes holidaymakers with picturesque landscapes, slow-paced farms, and wineries, as well as a number of restaurants that serve up dishes based on locally-sourced produce. The area is known for the fertile volcanic soils ideal for cultivating olives, grapes, apples, and cherries. Visitors to Orange can tuck into local specialties during the food festivals organized regularly, or shop the farmers’ markets popular all year round.
History lovers can explore the city of Orange, neoclassical buildings and churches. They may follow the City Heritage Trail boasting about 40 historical sites and visit the Orange Regional Gallery to discover some local culture. Active types can also choose to hit one of the trails that lead to the summit of the old volcanic peak, Mt Canobolas.