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Five Perfect Picnic Spots in and Around Orange

Posted by Trevor King on March 14, 2022

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!

Lake Canobolas

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.