An invitation to visit Duntryleague – one of the last grand 19th Century estates of the Central West
Experience the wealth and hospitality of Duntryleague, once the home of one of NSW’s most influential colonial families. Enter the world of mid-Victorian splendour, entertained by tales of the Dalton family whose story is intertwined with the growth and prosperity of the town of Orange.
Your visit to Duntryleague begins as you drive up the avenue of 19th Century pines and get your first glimpse of the grand home built in 1876. Follow in the footsteps of politicians and prominent colonial identities as you explore the grand reception rooms then climb up the original cedar staircase to take a sneak peek into the private family spaces. Marvel at the magnificent stained-glass window honouring James Dalton’s investiture as a Papal Knight. As you enter each room, your guide will entertain you with stories of the Dalton family, from their humble convict beginnings to business successes and devotion to the Irish Nationalist Movement.
In keeping with the Dalton family’s renowned hospitality, continue your visit with a specially prepared high tea enjoying the views of the extensive grounds that once contained the estate’s orchards and vineyards. Then meander through the heritage gardens that remind us of a time when this was one of the grand estates of Central West NSW.