Molong is set to be the next of Orange’s neighbouring villages to witness increased real estate activity thanks to the recent economic confidence, positive season and influx of tourist interest.
Nestled between golden poplars and the rolling green hills of the Macquarie Ranges, the picturesque town of Molong is just four hours from Sydney and a mere half hour from regional city Orange.
The name Molong is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many rocks’. It is surrounded by rich agricultural land known for its production of fine wool, wheat, orchards, vineyards and cattle.
Explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell’s indigenous tracker, Yuranigh is buried just out of Molong on the Mitchell Highway towards Orange. A man of special honour, Aboriginal scarred trees mark the grave site.
The town’s charming main street is an excellent example of Austen-European architecture, with its lovely awnings, verandahs and cast-iron lattice balustrades. This heritage-listed street compliments the many other well-preserved historic buildings dotted throughout the town and is a wonderful place to take a stroll and appreciate the town’s rich architectural history.
It’s these buildings and established gardens that are attracting the attention of Sydney buyers.
Surrounding Molong you will find boutique cellar doors where you can sample the tastes of the region whilst enjoying expansive vineyard views. Molong weather is considered cool-climate which produces excellent Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir within the region.
Parks: Rotary Park, Molong village green
Schools: Molong Early Learning Centre, Molong Central School, St Joseph’s Primary School
Arts and Culture: Jayes Gallery, Spring Molong Arts Festival, Caldwell Molong
Recreational: Molong Skatepark and Bowl, Molong Showground Molong Swimming Pool
Dining and pubs: Hunky Chunky Pies and Bakehouse, Freemason Hotel, Wing Hang Chinese Restaurant,
Shopping: Lime and Stone, Be Tempted at Barnesys, Yarn Market Craft Cottage, Booful Gifts and Homewares
Cafes: Sweetness Café and General Store, Molong Bakery and Café, Molong Servo/Café