Join Joan Butts for a country weekend, in beautiful Orange.
In a town filled with impressive colonial buildings, award-winning restaurants and wine bars, the Orange Country Bridge Festival provides the perfect escape to play and improve your bridge, meet new people, and sample fine food and wonderful wines.
Cost: $180 per person. Bookings are essential for all events.
The Orange Country Bridge Festival package includes four bridge lessons, three bridge games, lesson notes, tea, coffee, lunches and the winery tour. Dinner and drinks are not included. Attendees will need to arrange their own accommodation and transport.
All bridge will be played at the Orange Bridge Club, 23 Glenroi Avenue, Orange.
Welcome Drinks & Dinner
281 Summer Street, Orange
7:30 pm - 10:30pm
9:30am - 10:45am
11:00am - 12:15pm
Lesson: Declarer Play
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Drinks & Dinner
The Union Bank Wine Bar
84 Byng Street
De Russie Boutique Hotel and Apartments
72 Hill Street Orange Includes Breakfast
Quality Inn Ambassador Motel Orange
174 Bathurst Road
Ibis Styles Orange
146 Bathurst Road
Templars Mill Motel
94 Byng Street Orange
Connected with Orange Ex Services Club
Town Square Motel
246 Anson Street
The Hotel Canobolas
248 Summer Street
281 Summer Street
Getting to Orange:
Orange is located about 260km west of Sydney, and 295km north of Canberra.
The easiest way to get to Orange is by air or car.
It is an easy 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Sydney or Canberra.
Rex (Regional Express Airlines) have several flights between Orange and Sydney each day.
Corporate Air also offers a daily direct flight from Brisbane to Orange.
The Orange Airport is a 15 minute drive from town.
One Direct Train per day - Western XPT
It leaves Sydney Central at 7.18am and arrives in Orange at 12 noon.
Cost approx. $45
Another option is to catch the Intercity Train to Lithgow, then a coach from Lithgow to Orange.
Cost approx. $33