Explore Orange through
its architecture

Long Weekend – 1 to 3 October 2022

Join us as we enjoy these informative and relaxing walks around the streetscapes of Orange.

We’ll delve into the civic and social history of this beautiful town, led by heritage architect Dr Roy Lumby. It will be a memorable way to spend the October Long Weekend.


Saturday 1st October – Robertson Park and surrounds

The shady trees and lawns of historic Robertson Park, located on the site of the city’s early water supply, provide a retreat from the bustle of central Orange.

It is also a significant place of community remembrance, containing memorials, civic adornments and the premises of a historic community organisation.

The Park is surrounded by a rich collection of important institutional and cultural buildings, along with two of regional NSW’s finest pubs of the 1930s.

The walk will explore this bountiful heritage and provide some insights into the history and personalities associated with the growth and development of Orange.


2.30 to 4.30 pm: Walk – Robertson Park and environs;  civic and social history in Orange, as seen in its architecture and parkscape.

Dinner & wine tasting – optional

After the walk, join us for dinner, wine tasting and winery tour at Orange Mountain Wines (additional cost – see ticket prices below).


Sunday 2nd October – Institutions, commerce, dwellings

This architectural tour explores a rich and diverse collection of buildings associated with state and local government, education, recreation, commerce and religion.

The walk also samples some wonderful houses made distinctive by elegant and imaginative architectural detailing.


10.00 am to 12 noon: Walk – institutional and recreational Orange as seen in its architecture.

Lunch – optional

After the walk, join us for lunch at Sister’s Rock Restaurant, Borrodell Estate (additional cost – see ticket prices below).


Monday 3rd October – Cook Park and Summer Street

Cook Park is sufficiently important to be listed in the state Heritage Register as an item of State significance.

It’s an outstanding example of a Victorian era park, and notable for its fine collection of mature trees and numerous items of historic and aesthetic interest from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The history and beauties of Cook Park will be explored, followed by a tour of some significant commercial, civic and domestic architecture lining Summer Street, the main street of Orange, and byways leading off it.


10.00 am to 12 noon: Walk – Cook Park and the surrounding area.



If you’ll require accommodation over the long weekend, rooms have been pre-booked at the conveniently located Central Caleula Motor Lodge. To reserve one of the rooms, simply give them a call and mention ‘Twentieth Century Heritage Society’ (attendees’ own cost).

Central Caleula Motor Lodge

60 Summer Street


Phone: 02 6362 7699


Note: Don’t delay, these rooms can only be set aside for us until Friday 16 September.


Ticket prices

General admission – $35 per walk.

Saturday walk plus dinner, wine tasting and winery tour at Orange Mountain Wines – $115

Sunday walk plus lunch at Sister’s Rock Restaurant – $135

To purchase your tickets, visit our Eventbrite Page.

Online booking and payment essential
No payments can be accepted at the walk. Don’t delay – numbers will be limited.


Member package prices

If you’re a Society member, we’ve already sent you an email with discounted packages for all three walks. 

If not, now’s the perfect time to become a member (we’ll send you details of the packages).

A small number of places may also be held for members after general tickets sales have ended.

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Royal Hotel, Orange, was built in the 1930s. Photo: Matt Stone