Mt Canobolas

Top choice in New South Wales

Southwest of Orange, this conservation area encompasses waterfalls, views, walking trails and bike paths. Swimmer-friendly Lake Canobolas is a great place to start with plenty of picnic areas and a lakeside children's playground – the turn-off to the lake is on the extension of Coronation Rd, 8km west of town.

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1. De Salis Wines

2.01 MILES

This small, family-operated winery located on the northern slope of Mt Canobolas produces handcrafted wines using the classic French varieties: pinot noir…

2. Ross Hill Wines

3.63 MILES

Sample carbon neutral wine in a stunning, new-in-2018 courtyard and cellar door space, join a 10am wine tour, indulge in a regional tasting plate ($40 for…

3. Stockman's Ridge

3.76 MILES

This beautiful vineyard is a well-respected wedding venue and offers boutique accommodation in the self-contained Swagman's Homestead (from $150 per…

4. Word of Mouth Wines

4.23 MILES

Established in 2003 as a collaboration between neighbours with existing vineyards, this humble winery cites its aged vines, cool-climate location and a…

5. Brangayne of Orange

4.46 MILES

A boutique winery and cellar door specialising in cool-climate boutique wines produced from single-vineyard grapes.

6. Heifer Station

6.16 MILES

Come for the chardonnay, pinot noir, pinot gris, merlot and shiraz – best enjoyed al fresco on a warm day or inside by the fire when it's chilly. In a…

7. Orange Mountain Wines

6.34 MILES

Wines are made using the traditional methods of hand-picking, hand-plunging and fermentation in open containers. Popular varietals include chardonnay,…

8. Borenore Karst Conservation Area

7.45 MILES

Bushwalking trails, picturesque picnic spots and karst caves are all highlights at this nature reserve, located 17km west of Orange.