If the complete lack of tourist accommodation is anything to go by, this long weekend is a going to be a big one.
According to Orange 360 general manager Caddie Marshall everything booked out at least three weeks' in advance.
"We know that there's not a bed left in town. Everything's gone. There's nothing left," she said.
"And that's continuing all the way through [to] the school holidays - [with intermediary dates] pretty much already pre-booked as well."
It was at this time last year that Orange saw the first big boom of land-locked tourists venturing to regional NSW as restrictions eased across the state but borders remained closed.
That June long-weekend in 2020 saw "incredible visitation" to Orange, Ms Marshall said - and marked a crucial point when the city became a "must-visit destination" for many.
In response to the tourist boom of 2020 - which collectively pumped an estimated $100 million into the local economy - more accommodation options were added to the Orange market.
However, those too appear to have been snapped up sometime in advance of this weekend.
"We were full then and we're full now. We have had more accommodation coming online. We've had more Airbnbs open up. We've also had the Remington Hotel open up with their 75 rooms," Ms Marshall said.
"So we have increased our capacity and we've filled it."
With such a rush expected to hit the region this long-weekend, Orange 360 is reminding visitors that it's not just accommodation that needs to be booked ahead.
Bookings still need to be made at wineries, as well as restaurants to avoid disappointment.
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