THINGS TO DO
The Central West region is blessed with some of the best food and wine in NSW. Cadogan Country House is centrally located between Bathurst, Orange and Blayney for easy access to all the best the region has to offer.
Below are our picks of the best restaurants, cafes and attractions in the region, to help you plan your stay.
cafes & restaurants
Local Farmers Markets
Orange Farmers Markets - 2nd Saturday of every month
Blayney Farmers Market - 3rd Saturday of every month
Bathurst Farmers Markets - 4th Saturday of every month
Located directly across the road from Cadogan Country House, this relatively unknown treasure offers picnicking areas, walking tracks and a lookout with extensive views of the Macquarie Valley. Macquarie Woods covers an area of 600 hectares to explore.
Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area offers birdwatching, walking, scenic views, pretty picnic areas and a great campground; a top choice for a weekend getaway. The majestic Mount Canobolas is a dormant volcano that formed millions of years ago.
Near the foot of Mount Canobolas lies a beautiful, tranquil lake which welcomes locals and visitors to exercise and energize, or just relax and enjoy the scenery.
The view from Towac Pinnacle lookout at sunrise or sunset is well worth the walk. Set amongst the tall shady gum trees on the southern side of Pinnacle Road, the reserve features picnic shelters, toilets and barbeques constructed from bluestone.
Borenore caves reserve
The ancient limestone caves are the feature attraction at Borenore, and there are several that are open to explore. The most popular is Arch Cave, and it’s a good idea to bring a torch so you can see the stalactites, stalagmites, columns and flowstones inside.
Pick your own fruit! Situated just 10 kilometres from Orange this family owned and operated orchard offers a unique country experience for all. Pick your own fruit during the months of summer and autumn, with an on-site farm stall to purchase local produce.
Huntley Berry Farm
Huntley Berry Farm is located just outside of Lucknow, where you can arm yourself with a bucket and pick your own berry produce with over eleven berry varieties available throughout the berry season (mid November to May).
Located in the historical village of Millthorpe, the Museum features many and varied collections from Aboriginal items, local family and business history, Australian inventions, rural technology, machinery and much more.
Situated in the heart of Bathurst, the Australian Fossil and Mineral museum features some of the finest and rarest specimens of mineral crystals and fossils from around the world.
Beautiful in every season, 16-hectares of Mayfield Garden are open to be explored, with many nooks-and-crannies to discover. Play the interactive garden games or take a stroll and explore all Mayfield has to offer.
Dargo Farm hedge maze
Open exclusively to our Cadogan Country House Guests, is our own Giant Hedge Maze located on our working beef property. A fantastic spot for picnics and exploring, the 200m wide maze is a unique experience to explore and solve.
orange botanic gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens features an impressive native and exotic plant collection. The popular Country Walk offers all the pleasures of a varying landscape. The walk includes the original homestead garden, billabong, exotic and indigenous woodlands, a heritage orchard and rose garden, set below the country church and a sundial.
The Corner Store Gallery
The Corner Store Gallery is a small independently run art gallery in East Orange, NSW. They exhibit an eclectic mix of emerging and well-established artists specialising in a great variety of mediums.
Orange Regional Gallery
Orange is a city rich in culture and contributing to its cultural prosperity is the Orange Regional Gallery. The Gallery collects Australian contemporary paintings and prints. It also specialises in jewellery, ceramics and clothing.
bathurst Regional Gallery
A combination of beautiful natural landscapes and the dynamic history of local villages have created a unique attraction for visual artists in the Bathurst region. The Gallery has a vibrant space showcasing the full spectrum of the regions artistic endeavour.
The bee keepers inn
Located just 5 minutes down the road, the Bee Keepers Inn is a cafe, brewery & emporium! Explore the establishment & wander the grounds. Live bee display, free honey tasting, farm shop, plant nursery, antiques & lots more!
Located just 10 minutes away, Tonic has a seasonal focus and showcases the best from local producers such as Mandagery Creek Venison and Cowra Lamb. Over the last eleven years the restaurant has regularly been awarded a chef's hat by the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
sweet sour salt
Sweet Sour Salt is a casual dining, full service restaurant. It’s predominantly Thai, with a bit of Chinese, Vietnamese, Malaysian and the odd french/Asian fusion or other unconventional South-east Asian creation.
Mr Lim is a perfect fusion of Korean, Chinese and Australian cuisine. Using local produce where possible, Mr Lim creates high quality food using influences from Chinese and Korean barbecue style food.
Sourcing the finest local and international produce and ingredients, food takes inspiration from travels across the globe and is designed to be shared. The newly commissioned "Lucifer" wood and charcoal oven to impart a unique flavour. Hence their name "Charred".
Orange's only Hatted restaurant, serving fine regional food and wine in a cosy federation cottage. Their focus is on serving approachable modern food with strong Italian and French leanings using the best produce available