In the town of Orange you will find interesting things to do while visiting a local bed and breakfast. Because of the history of the area, if you go down the Mitchell Highway you will run right into the place where Kenneth Slessor and Banjo Paterson, both poets were born. Orange is also the place where the very first V8 supercar Championship was held in the Gnoo Blas circuit; at that time it was called the Australian Touring Car Championship.
When you go to Orange, accommodation is plentiful and it really depends on whether you want the convenience of a modern hotel or traditional b&b to be a tourist or get to know the town.
There are several different types of bed and breakfasts that you can choose from. If you would like a farm experience where you can go and see a working farm, you might try a farmstay. If you are more into history, you might try a cottage. All of the different accommodations are available in packages that meet every need.
As an example, in Orange you could stay at Warriwillah Bed & Breakfast. Located in Millthorpe it is very peaceful inside the gardens filled with beautiful trees. They offer ensuite that is filled with coffee and tea and for breakfast, you get a continental breakfast inside your room. If you like a rural setting, this is a beautiful location.
If you would like to stay on a working farm, these can be very interesting and rewarding, especially if you are from the city. An example of this is Barcoo’s Barn bed and breakfast in Orange located outside Perthville. From Barcoo you can explore the many bushlands located in New South Wales and get close to kangaroos and koalas.
You will find this to be an extremely laid back environment. Grove Creek Falls and the, Abercrombie Caves are nearby; both of these are attractions you won’t want to miss. You can choose to have breakfast in your room or to have a full farm breakfast.
Speaking of attractions, there is much to see in Orange and the surrounding area. Not only will you find the Abercrombie Caves but there is also an attraction called The Archway which Abercrombie is famous for — it is a natural arch that is larger than any other arch in the area.
There is also the Gold miners dance platform which is over 120 years old and people are still using it –very brave people we think! You can also take guided tours of several caves in the area. Bring your cameras too — it is a great place for bird watching.
There are a couple of major events worth mentioning. First, there is the annual TBA Australian Disabilities Championships for Tenpin Bowling. This starts at the end of May and goes for two weeks into June.
If you like locally grown produce when you visit places the Orange Region Farmers Markets happens in June. You will find 40 different stalls with a variety of flowers, produce, plants and organic food. This is a delicious event that locals and tourists look forward to each year.