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Information about the work of  Orange City Council, located in the Central West of NSW

Local Villages

Wentworth Main Shaft Poppet Head
c 1900

Experience the ambience of the villages surrounding Orange.  Within the area of Orange you'll find the small villages of March to the north, Lucknow and Shadforth to the east and Spring Hill, Huntley and Spring Terrace to south.

Take your time to explore the history of days gone by in the old mining town of Lucknow, where gold was found in 1851.  A reminder of the past is the Wentworth Main Mine, which relates to the 1890s and 1930s mining booms and the two poppet heads that still loom in the sky.

Lucknow Heritage Trail (1MB)

The small villages of Spring Hill and Spring Terrace were predominantly farming communities.  As the town of Spring Hill developed, businesses were established.  You are invited to explore the history of Spring Hill by following the walking trail. A Spring Hill Heritage Brochure can be downlopwaed below  or picked up from the Orange Visitor Information Centre.

Spring Hill Heritage Trail Brochure (2MB)

Experience the attractions available in neighbouring Cabonne and Blayney Shires. Visit the Blayney Wind Farm, the Age of Fishes Museum or the surrounding villages of Millthorpe, Carcoar, Canowindra, Eugowra, Molong and Blayney. Take a step back in time and wander through streets lined with historic buildings, unique galleries, shops, cafes and walking trails.

For more information about these villages, how to get to them and to acquire maps, please contact the Orange Visitor Information Centre

Telephone: 02 6393 8226.

FREECALL 1800 069 466

E-mail: tourism@orange.nsw.gov.au