A great way to experience the heritage of the Orange region is to visit one of the many local villages. Nearby to the city of Orange you’ll find the villages and localities of March to the north, Lucknow and Shadforth to the east and Spring Hill, Huntley and Spring Terrace to south.
A series of heritage trail brochures have been prepared to highlight the key historical features of these villages.
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.
The small villages of Spring Hill and Spring Terrace were predominantly farming communities. As the town of Spring Hill developed, businesses were established. The walking trail in this brochure is a great way to explore the history of Spring Hill. The Spring Hill Heritage Brochure can be downloaded here or collected from the Orange Visitor Information Centre.