Five Perfect Picnic Spots in and Around Orange
A picnic is a perfect way to while away a few hours, having a bite to eat and enjoying the view, so we've put together a list of our top spots here in Orange.
A picturesque picnic is an idyllic way to spend a few hours on your Orange holiday. Picnics are simple, romantic, inexpensive and a great excuse to spend some time in the outdoors spending quality time with the person you love. If you’re in Orange, you’re lucky enough to have dozens of perfect picnic spots at your disposal. So pack up all your favourite treats and roll up your rug! Here’s our exclusive list of the top five perfect picnic spots in Orange!
Shady trees, native birds and a beautiful lake to sit beside… What more could you possibly want in a picnic spot? Lake Canobolas is a winning place to kick back with a picnic on a warm day, and it’s right in the backyard of our Orange accommodation. You can work up an appetite beforehand with a walk or a jog around the scenic lake; or simply sit and watch others as they fish, swim and enjoy the fresh lakeside air. And if you forget your picnic supplies, you can always grab some snacks and drinks from the handy Lakeside Kiosk and Café. There are barbecues on site for you to enjoy too – just make sure you get in early over the weekends and holidays.
Borenore Picnic Area
There’s a large grassy area at Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve that’s perfect for a picnic - with tables, barbecues and plenty of space to spread out. Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve is only 20 minutes from our Orange accommodation and it’s well worth a visit, with tranquil walking tracks and ancient caves to discover. If you have children with you, they’ll love exploring the caves with a torch before playing on the grassy reserve then tucking into a delicious picnic feast.
Orange View Picnic Area and Lookout
Just a ten-minute drive from our luxury Orange accommodation is the Orange View Picnic Area and Lookout – a small but picturesque spot situated part way up Mount Canobolas. As the name suggests, this spot offers incredible views over the city of Orange and its surrounds. There are colourful endangered birds to be spotted and wildflowers all around in Spring. Before or after your picnic, you can stretch your legs on of the nearby walking tracks, or even make your way right up to the Mount Canobolas summit.
Heifer Station Wines
If you’re looking for something a little bit special, a private picnic at Heifer Station Wines could be just the ticket. This Instagram-worthy arrangement comes with a Moroccan-style picnic set up in the vineyard, a tasty platter loaded with cheese, bread, fruit, nuts, dips and preserves, and a tasting flight of six Heifer Station single vineyard wines... Perfect for a special occasion or a romantic surprise—and just a 15-minute drive from our luxury Orange accommodation.
Lakeview Luxury Retreat
We may be ever so slightly bias, but we think our Orange luxury accommodation offers some of the best—and most private—picnic spots in the region. And if you’re staying here on site, you have the pick of the property! Enjoy your gourmet breakfast hamper overlooking Lake Canobolas or under the shade of a leafy tree. See nearby Kangaroos at sunset or watch our friendly herd of Highland Cattle graze peacefully in a nearby paddock. If there’s one thing that we can almost guarantee, it’s that you’ll find peace and tranquility at Lakeview; our couple’s retreat is child free and surrounded by beautiful countryside.
One of the most beautiful places I've ever spent. Trevor and Pam really go out of their way to make sure guests have a great time. All the local food and wine was really delicious. Wish we had longer there.
Gary McGowan, Google Reviews
Excellent accommodation. The rooms are very well appointed and private. We loved the bath. And the food on arrival is a really nice touch. If/when we come back to Orange we'd definitely stay again.
M B, Google Reviews
Lakeview Luxury Retreat is exactly as its described. Our one bedroom cabin was spotlessly clean, beautifully appointed and full of lovely features, including a gas fireplace, cinema sound TV system, Weber BBQ, underfloor heating in the bathroom and a lovely raised bathtub. The cabin came with...
Audrey Haes, Google Reviews
Pam and Trevor were very gracious hosts, providing plenty of food for breakfast, snacks, fruit and complimentary wine. The local honey sausages were delicious! The two bedroom villa is very spacious and has a great view of Lake Canobolas. I can’t wait to come back here for another couples...
Jacky Chen, Google Reviews
Had a wonderful peaceful stay!!! We had stayed initially when Lakeview was building its 2nd villa - always wanted to come back and was finally able to!!! This place is as perfect in 2023 as it was in 2014 - Pam and Trevor have thought about AND included absolutely everything you could possibly...
Nicole Gonano, Google Reviews
Beautiful accommodation, views and stocked complimentary fridge! Loved our stay.
Leanne Price, Google Reviews
Most amazing weekend stay. A beautiful location, wonderful local food and the owners are incredibly kind and helpful.
Rachel Herman, Google Reviews
5 stars. Lovely location. Beautiful amenities. Quiet and peaceful. Generous local wine and food hamper. Kangaroos. Water view. Cows. Nice walks and wineries close by. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return.
Jess, Google Reviews
Great location and spacious place.
Conrad Sinclair, Google Reviews
Beautiful location, 5 star cabins.
David Robertson, Google Reviews