A Colourcity Apartments ACA complex offers 5 apartments. Three are four star accreditied The Banjo 1 & The Banjo 2 and The Gallery apartments. There are two 3.5 star accredited apartments The Lawson 1 and The Lawson 2 apartment. These are one of Orange's finest 'self catering' apartments, being rated 4 star and 3.5star by AAA Tourism in February 2013 and gaining T-QUAL accreditation, which is the Federal Government's symbol of 'quality assurance' for foreign tourists, managed by Tourism Australia.
The apartments can be booked singularly or as a group of apartments for family gatherings such as weddings or group pleasure or business trips to Orange NSW.
The individual apartments are part of ACA's complex and all are contemporary single storey or 2 storey apartments well planned and elegantly furnished, utilising environmental concepts for winter warmth, complemented by reverse cycle air-conditioning, a gas heater and utility oil heaters in the bedrooms if needed.
The Apartments each has its own entrance foyer/sun room, large modern gourmet kitchen, with dining area and a separate lounge which leads to the small hall way with bedrooms at each end and the shower-room in between in The Lawson apartments or have en-suited bedrooms in The Banjo and The Gallery apartments..
The garden settings offers an environment of solitude, contemplation and natural enjoyment with a large variety of flowers, small trees and plants - a 'Plantsman's delight'.
The apartments showcase works by regional artists, and has a 'Pop-Up' Art Space in the grounds for enjoyment, perusal and sale for art lovers. ACA also means Aspirational Contemporary Art.
ACA offers the full ambit of enjoyment with a complimentary bottles of local wine for each apartment for 2 nights stay or more, guides to the fine restaurants of Orange and environs, historic walks past heritage homes and gardens, local Art works, all within a well kept garden environment with outside relaxation areas for a social accord with your friends.
ACA aims to give an unparalleled holiday or business stay experience at affordable prices.
Orange with its changing seasons, offers unbridled natural beauty. Being Australia's highest large city above sea level it offers a 'cool summer' a 'colourful autumn' a 'cuddly winter' and a 'colossal spring'
THING TO DO:
Wine and Food outlets abound and Orange is now renowned in these contemporary times of the motor car and regional travel. Why go to Europe when you can come to Orange NSW Australia for 1 to 5 days, Cost going to Europe for that period for culinary delights and relaxation then consider Orange NSW
With 3 golf courses, one, 'Duntryleague' is only 350 metres from ACA, and all offer the enthusiast and casual golfer many opportunities to relax on miles of 'fairways'.
The historic link with Australia's development includes:
1: Orange is Banjo Paterson's birthplace, celebrating his 150th birthday in 2014 during 'Slow Summer' week now 'The Banjo Paterson Festival', which has become an annual event in February of each year.
2: The listing of Australia's first gold mining company on the London Stock Exchange in February 1852 by William Charles Wentworth, called Wentworth Mining to extract gold from Lucknow 7 kilometres from Orange and a drive through on your way from Sydney.
3: The Lucknow gold field is the riches gold field discovered on earth per square mile. It produced between 20 and 40 tons of gold from an area 2000 metres by 300 metres.
4: Ophir, on the outskirts of Orange, was the site of Australia's first discovery of payable gold with today's Newcrest's 'Cadia Valley' Gold and Copper mine being the contemporary version of that first 'Gold rush' and is Australia's largest gold/copper producer and can be viewed from the Panura road.
5: Dalton Family Houses, including Duntryleague Golf Club, was 1 of 3 main homesteads, the other being 'Kangaroobie' and 'Amerdown' built by the Dalton Family in the 1860s. After arriving in Australia as a convict, the family prospered through trade as merchants in both retail and flour milling. The Duntryleague club welcomes visitors to look at the magnificent Dalton home.
WE REQUIRE A 45 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO CONFIRM BOOKINGS
The accommodation complex A Colourcity Apartments: Offers Orange-Accommodation, Ambience and Beauty
Orange is 250 Kms west of Sydney and 286 Kms north/northeast of Canberra each about a 3.5 hour drive through the beautiful ‘Blue Mountains’ from Sydney and through rolling productive agricultural land and vibrant small towns from Canberra.
Orange is serviced by plane from Sydney 3 times each day and by rail and bus twice a day.
When in the Orange NSW region you will find over 40 vineyards and some 35 tasting rooms attached to vineyards or vignerons, within 15 K ms of the city, which are open most days supported by three in town tasting rooms, ‘ Cinabar’ belonging to Word of Mouth wines, ‘Ferment’ an modern wine bar which represents many vineyards and ‘The Union Bank’ which are open from about 10.00am to 9.00pm. The compendium in each apartment has further information and location of each vineyard.
Contrary to popular belief that anywhere west of Sydney and the NSW coast is hotter than the coast in Summer is wrong as the Bureau Of Meteorology of Australia’s statistics show. The stats below comparing Manly, Bankstown and Canberra to Orange for late Spring, Summer and early Autumnand shows that Orange has a cooler mean maximum and minimum temperature than the coast and aligned suburbs for October, November, December, January, February and March.
The mean average temperatures for Manly, Orange,Bankstown and Canberra are:
Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March
Manly Max 22.9 24.6 25.6 26.6 26.5 25.4
Min 13.1 15 16.9 18.1 18.4 16.9
Orange Max 17.3 20.5 23.9 26 25.2 22.4
Min 5.8 7.9 10.1 12.2 12.4 9.7
Max 23.9 25.3 27.3 28.2 27.8 26.3
Min 11.8 14.4 16.7 17.1 18.1 16.2
Max 19.6 23.5 26.3 28.5 28.1 24.7
Min 6.7 9.7 11.9 13.6 13.8 11.5
This is because Orange is Australia’s highest large city above sea level at 890 metres 3215 ft. with Mt. Canobolas at 1397 metres nearly 5,000 ft. Orange snuggles into the foothills of Mt. Canobolas, the highest point due west of Sydney until you reach South Africa.
While Orange can experience a hot day of 37 plus we have never recorded a 40 degrees Celsius day and if you experience a day above 36 degrees Celsius we will give you an extra bottle of local white wine – cold and suggest that you pack a picnic tea and dine with your cold bottle of wine at the top of Mt. Canobolas which will be 5 -7 degrees Celsius cooler than in town and watch the lights of many of the towns of the Central West of NSW light up, including Orange and its environs.
There is also Lake Canobolas for water activities such as windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, swimming and walking along it tracks. The Lake has two sandy beaches and no rips or sharks, it is a pleasure park for water lovers. For the all year water lovers Orange’s Aquatic Centre has a heated indoor pool which is only a few hundred metres from A Colourcity Apartments.
Don’t you love statistics and as previously mentioned there are no sharks in Lake Canobolas where you can enjoy sandy beaches and a swim in fresh cool water. That is a FACT
Orange is blessed with three 18 hole golf courses. ‘Duntryleague’ an 18 hole championship course. ‘Wentworth’ which celebrates its 50th. birthday this year and the newer 18 hole Ex-Services golf course, bowling green and club house, with all, welcoming golfing and social visitors. Again, partly because of its Orange’s climate, the fairways, greens and course environs of all clubs are very professionally presented throughout the year.