Old Convent is located near the village of Borenore, a historic and quiet rural place only 10 minutes' drive from Orange. Old Convent comprises four buildings and is secluded amongst lightly wooded grazing country less than a two minute drive from Borenore.
The oldest building, a small two-bedroom cottage, was built around 1860 and is let on a short-term basis as self-contained accommodation. The original convent was established in this building by the Josephite nuns and was the only local primary school for many years. Accommodates two to four people.
The Old Convent Cafe is only open on Sunday and serves a set menu, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, 9am to 4pm. Bring your own (BYO) alcohol and reservations are recommended. Unfortunately no credit card facility.
Started in 1952, the Australian National Field Days (ANFD) is Australia's oldest annual agricultural exhibition where visitors will see a vast range of agricultural machinery, implements, services and ideas. Each year over 600 exhibitors from throughout Australia and overseas display their products and services at the event.
The ANFD is conducted by the Orange Field Days Co-op Ltd, a not for profit co-operative, whose charter is to Advance Australian Agriculture through exhibition, research, demonstration, competition and education.
The event is an exhibition of the latest agricultural technologies to assist farmers achieve their productivity objectives. Machinery, implements and ideas are all on display. In addition fashion and lifestyle products are exhibited in The House Paddock.
The voluntary committee and staff work throughout the year to have a range of topical, interesting and entertaining activities across the site over the three days.
Gail and James Kendell are passionate about making premium cider from true heritage cider apple varieties. They are the first and sole producers of locally grown, locally made cider in the Central West of NSW.
Small Acres Cyder produces a range of ciders made with the fresh juice of cider apples and drawing on the traditional methods of authentic cider production.
At Small Acres Cyder, enjoy the cider sampling in the tasting room (open 11am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays) or lunch in the Cider House (see event listing on website for details, booking are essential)....
Faisan Estate is a small vineyard and winery located near Mount Canobolas, 20 kilometres west of the City of Orange.
Varieties produced at Faisan Estate include Semillon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
Take a scenic drive out to the cellar door to enjoy some wine tasting by appointment.