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History and Heritage


Situated on Blackman's Swamp Creek, Orange was proclaimed a village in 1846.  The area had previously been known as Blackman's Swamp Creek. Major Thomas Mitchell named the village in honour of Prince William of Orange whom he met during the Napoleonic Wars (Prince William later became the King of Holland). more


Heritage Walks & Drives

Discover the unique heritage of the Orange district by following one of 20 marked driving trails, or by leaving the car behind and walking some of Orange's most beautiful streets.

You can download walk and drive brochures or pick up a copy of the brochures at the Orange Visitors Centre in Byng Street.

You can also call the Orange Visitor Information Centre on: FREECALL 1800 069 466

Heritage drives of & district Orange

Cook Park Walk

East Orange heritage trail

Banjo Paterson Drive

Spring Hill Trail

Orange heritage trail

Autumn Drives



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