Orange Heritage Walk
Perfect for any time of year, Orange is a thriving country town as rich in heritage as it is in award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, magnificent gardens and bustling markets. Famed for its rich produce-yielding soils, cool climate wines and spectacular scenery, this gateway to Country NSW will keep you coming back.
Orange was proclaimed a village on 18 November 1846. The area had been known as Blackman’s Swamp, presumably after John Blackman the Chief Constable of Bathurst. The village was named by Mayor Thomas Mitchell in honour of Prince William of Orange with whom he met during the Napoleonic Wars.
A great way to learn about the history and heritage of Orange is to explore the self-guided Orange Heritage Walk. The walking tour, inspired by the Orange City Council's website, takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and showcases some of Orange's finest buildings.
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