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
- You can find out the latest on the Orange Regional Museum project here.
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