Girls just wanna have fun – but they also need to relax and refuel, too. From the buzz of the CBD to the fresh country air just out of town, Orange has it all. Unwind with wine and gin tastings, culture it up with art classes and galleries or be at one with nature with hikes and walks. We’ve put together our recommendations on where to stay, shop and what to eat, drink and do when visiting Orange to ensure all your needs are met.

Stay

The girls will need a worthy place to rest their heads after days of adventure, so it’s important to choose high quality accommodation complete with all the amenities you need to be comfortable during your stay. Below, the Book Orange team has shortlisted our recommendations for you and your girl tribe.

  • Dimby

    Dimby

    A 1970's heritage home, lovingly restored, is waiting to welcome you

  • Summer House

    Summer House

    A renovated 1920's home, including a huge outdoor entertaining space

  • Benview Cottage

    Benview Cottage

    This charming 4-bedroom heritage cottage is ideally located in trendy East Orange.

To make that stay extra special, we recommend Prim and Platter, a local business that creates delicious and Instagram-worthy hampers. We can organise for this to be waiting for you on arrival. Why not add a bottle (or two) of Mortimer’s sparkling? It’s a stylish way to kick-start your Girls’ Escape and we can even organise to have this ready on ice when you arrive!

Eat

  • BIRDIE

    BIRDIE

    Rustic one-stop shop for fresh, local and ethically sourced food.

  • The Union Bank

    The Union Bank

    Where dishes are shared, drinks are clinked and the banter is strong.

  • Groundstone

    Groundstone

    The perfect choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch over the weekends.

Drink

  • Nashdale Lane Wines

    Nashdale Lane Wines

    This family run winery boasts a broad range cool climate wines.

  • Parrot Distilling Co

    Parrot Distilling Co

    Local gin distillery offering quality, refreshing and unique recipes.

  • Byng Street Cafe

    Byng Street Cafe

    A delicious menu and convenient coffee window makes this a must visit.

Do

  • Studio Seed

    Studio Seed

    A holistic health and wellness studio that offers different ways to rejuvenate.

  • Federal Falls Walk

    Federal Falls Walk

    Our recommended walking and hiking track that takes 2hrs max to complete.

  • Pinot & Picasso

    Pinot & Picasso

    A canvas, paint brush, and glass of wine to inspire your creative mind.

Shop

A girls’ escape isn’t complete without quality retail therapy. Throw on those comfy sneakers and hit the shops. The team at Book Orange have shortlisted our top picks to help you reach maximum retail therapy. Expect true country style service and passionate shopkeepers. The options are endless, be it a one-stop grocer selling organic whole-foods, a farmers market, homewares haven or on-trend fashion boutique. Here are our top three picks for you and your gal pals.

  • Cint

    Cint

    A beautifully curated range of Australian and International clothing, jewellery, and accessories.

  • Jumbled

    Jumbled

    An eclectic mix of all thing gorgeous and wonderful for your home.

  • The White Place

    The White Place

    A curated collection of unique homewares, lifestyle accessories, and clothing.