There are many different accommodation options across the Orana, including hotels, motels, B&Bs and farm stays. Tourism in the area ranges from natural and heritage attractions to iconic visitor destinations.

Companies include:

  • Accommodation:
    • Copper City Motel
    • Cattleman’s Motor Inn
    • Walls Court B&B
    • Food and Huts by Mt Oxley
    • Hermitage Hill Country Retreat
    • The Cocky’s Wife
    • Wollemi Retreat
    • Barkala Farm
  • Tourism:
    • Taronga Western Plains Zoo
    • Brewarrina Fish Traps
    • Wellington Caves
    • Macquarie Marshes
    • The Museum Under the Bridge, Coonamble
    • Gulgong Pioneers Museum
    • The Big Bogan, Nyngan
    • Bourke Historic Wharf
    • Mt Grenfell and mine viewing areas, Cobar


Competitive advantage

The advantage of accommodation providers in the Orana is that they are plentiful, diverse and give visitors the opportunity to explore the region for an affordable rate. Tourism is a growing industry in many of the smaller areas, where the communities are taking advantage of their natural beauty, rural outlook and unique heritage to appeal to visitors. The larger towns rely on major attractions as a drawcard while eco and Aboriginal tourism are growing markets.


Workforce support

Both accommodation and tourism are growing in the Orana, and provide an array of jobs for local people, particularly in hospitality and customer relations. They nestle between other industries, complementing other regional providers such as the retail and manufacturing sectors.


Research infrastructure

Increased visitor numbers are boosting significant growth in tourism-related businesses and employment, including accommodation providers. This is driving the regional economy which in turn is adding to infrastructure and investment opportunities.

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