Four Reasons to Visit Orange This Spring

We love the spring season here in Orange. The weather is starting to warm up, the gardens are blossoming and fluffy ducklings swim sweetly behind their mothers on the beautiful Lake Canobolas.

We love the spring season here in Orange. The weather is starting to warm up, the gardens are blossoming and fluffy ducklings swim sweetly behind their mothers on the beautiful Lake Canobolas. We think it’s the ideal time to visit. You can beat the rush of the Christmas holidays, secure the perfect villa here at our luxury Orange accommodation and get out and about to enjoy all the best parts of our beautiful city. There are also some unmissable events underway which will elevate your Orange holiday. If you’re still not sold on Orange as your next destination or need help convincing a partner, here are our top four reasons to visit Orange this spring.


Enjoy picturesque picnics in the comfortable climate

Orange is certainly a city of four seasons; the summers can be in the late 20s and the winters near freezing. There’s plenty to do in every season and each has its own special charm, but many holidaymakers choose to visit us in spring and autumn due to the weather. During our spring we usually have a dry spell and it’s not uncommon for temperatures to reach the early twenties. If you ask us, this makes for perfect picnic weather! We have some gorgeous picnic spots in and around our Orange luxury retreat, but if you feel like having a day out, check out Printhie Wines cellar door. Throughout the month of November, the ‘Printhie Picnic’ attracts people from near and far. You get to taste a selection of wines, choose your favourite bottle and enjoy a gourmet picnic hamper in the setting of your choice among the vines. Springtime bliss!

Stroll around the blossoming gardens

The Orange Botanic Gardens are a sight for sore eyes. Open from 7am daily, the gardens are a beautiful spot to enjoy a morning coffee, a leisurely walk, a scenic run or a steady cycle. Make your way through the 17-hectare property, exploring the Sensory Garden, Weeping Elm Lawn, Viburnum Garden and the Winter Garden. Keep an eye out for your favourite flowers and watch the different bird species frolic and forage in the lush grounds. As well as being home to the region’s most vibrant and diverse display of flora and fauna, the Orange Botanic Gardens also contain a fascinating outdoor sculpture garden. Discover a collection of works by some of Australia’s best-known sculptors, including two past winners of the annual Sculpture by the Sea contest. The Orange Botanic Gardens is on the northern side of Orange and just a 15-minute drive from our luxury accommodation.


Summer Kitchen at Oriana Gardens

The Oriana in Orange is one of the most picturesque spring settings around. With a restaurant, pool, and cocktail bars surrounded by bright blossoming gardens, this is one of the most popular venues in Orange to visit as the weather starts to warm. From September until April, Oriana opens its ‘Summer Kitchen’ in the garden. This means authentic Neapolitan woodfired pizza, delicious summer specials and refreshing cocktails under the shelter of cabanas and shady trees. You can even have a refreshing dip when you’re done—the pool is open to diners who spend a certain amount on food and beverages. Oriana offers luxury urban accommodation too – but of course nothing compares to the seclusion and tranquillity at Lakeview Luxury Retreat.

Bonfire evenings at Stockman’s Ridge

Another awesome Orange venue and another fun event to get you out and about this Spring. Available in the weekends, the ‘Book a Bonfire’ offering at Stockman's Ridge runs until the end of November. For $50, you can reserve a private firepit and seating area for your group of up to ten in the beautiful rural vineyard. BBQs are available at some of the spaces and you can bring your own food to cook and consume at your leisure. Or if a BBQ isn’t essential, book the Wine Barrel or Gazebo Firepit and order a delicious tasting player to accompany one of Stockman Ridge’s premium cool-climate wines. ‘Book a Bonfire sessions are available for 3hr 45 minute sessions, either at midday or 4.15pm. Make sure you book early to secure the bonfire of your choice!

Posted by Lakeview Retreat on November 03, 2022