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Custom Tours

A custom tour designed to suit your budget and interests

We’ll create your perfect day with a tailored tour exploring Orange, and it’s neighbouring towns and villages.

What you’ll love about our custom tours

Personalised

We’ll design a 100% customised tour filled with experiences to match your interests.

100% local 

We’re a local company supporting our local community. Our guides are passionate about the region.

Flexible and fun

A fun, relaxed and flexible tour… guaranteed! Tailor-made tours for couples, friends and families.

All-inclusive

We’ll take care of everything so you can relax and enjoy your day.

Explore the region and indulge in a glass of wine (or two…) knowing your day has been planned, your transport taken care of, and you’re in the capable hands of a fun and friendly local guide.

● Gourmet:
For culinary connoisseurs, we’ll design an epicurean adventure sampling sustainable, locally sourced gourmet goodies.

● Tour a farm:
For the ultimate farm gate experience, you can visit orchards and meet passionate local growers. Take your pick of the region’s fresh produce and buy directly from the paddock. Your seasonal harvest could include olives, saffron, grapes, apples, berries, nuts, figs, potatoes, mushrooms, stone fruit and more.

● Tasting:
For beer enthusiasts, we can a stop at one of the district’s exciting craft breweries. Our newly opened distillery will delight gin lovers. Or you could try our famous high-altitude, cool-climate wines at one of the region’s best vineyards. If cider is your drink of choice, we’ll arrange a tour and tasting at an award-winning cider producer.

● Discover history, culture and nature:
If you’re a history buff, we’ll take you back to the intriguing stories behind the settlement of Orange. Cultural experiences can include tours of local galleries, or learning about Indigenous culture and food with a bush tucka tasting, cave walk, and smoking ceremony with an Indigenous elder. For nature lovers, we can explore local gardens, parks and more.

● Explore the surrounding district:
We can design a delicious day trip to Molong, Parkes, Forbes, Bathurst, Millthorpe, Carcoar and beyond.

Nicole is ready and waiting to show you the region with a fun and flexible tour customised 100% for you.

   Any day 

   Any time. The schedule is made for you

   Any size 

   Walk, drive or combine the two. This tour is tailor-made for you

   A fully-customised tour including transport, a local expert tour guide and all the fun, exclusive and delicious local experiences you want to enjoy

  From $180 per person, depending on number of guests

   Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

What to do on your custom tour

Your tailoired tour will show you the best of Orange and the Central West.

These are just a few of the experiences we can include in your tour.

Visit local farms

Meet passionate growers to learn about farming practices and sustainable land use. Explore orchards and pick ripe seasonal crops.

Explore the region

Take a day trip to a local village to discover quaint main streets, intriguing local history, and indulge in local produce.

Tour ancient culture

Discover ancient sites with a tour to Borenore Caves, sample Indigenous bush tucka, and witness a smoking ceremony performed by an Indigenous guide.

Learn about brewing

Meet passionate brewmasters and learn how they craft local beers or ciders.

Uncover history

Hear stories from the region’s colourful past and discover the background of the town’s historic homes.

Long lunch

We’ll organise the perfect long lunch with fabulous views, local produce and drinks. 

Mushroom foraging

Our experienced mushroomers will share their knowledge as you forage for fungi.

Visit an Artist studio and gallery  

Meet local artists and enjoy private tour of their studio, garden and gallery. 

Gardens 

Orange is known as the colour city and our gardens are spectacular. Allow us to share private gardens and the best scenic spots in the district. 

Testimonials

More than the guide book

I’ve lived in Orange my whole life, and I found out things I’d never known. She shows you more than what’s in the guide book.

I’m very impressed with Nicole. She goes out of her way to make sure everyone has a great time.

Judy Driscoll

Custom Tours

Warm Hospitality

I asked if Nicole could arrange a wineries tour for our group of 8. I was happy to leave it to her, as it was evident that she is knowledgeable and keen to create a great experience for all! We visited 3 smaller, boutique wineries (Orange Mountain Wines, Strawhouse Wines and Dindima) and really enjoyed the warm hospitality we received at each. We met marvellous, dedicated people, and the tastings were relaxed and very congenial. We felt no pressure to purchase at any place, but did buy up as the wines were so very good!!  I will recommend her tours to all my friends. I am keen to try her other tours as soon as I can.  

Sally Mair

Custom tour 

A group of girlfriends and I recently spent a fabulous day with the bubbly and engaging Nicole from Country Food Trails. What a fantastic and fun experience and such a great way to gain a more intimate insight into Orange! Starting with the Heritage Trail, which was fascinating and informative, we then enjoyed the Bush Tucker component presented by the very passionate and entertaining Gerald and his assistant Erin. The morning concluded with a delicious cheese and charcuterie platter prepared by Nicole accompanied by some local Orange cool climate wine tasting at Ferment Orange Wine Centre. We spent the afternoon with the delightful Lee Bell from Dindima Wines and a special visit to Tawarri Olives at the foot of Mt Canobolas where we were treated with a tour of the olive grove and garden, olive oil tasting and a delicious homemade cake. Thank you, Nicole, for helping us put together such a wonderful itinerary for the day.  A real highlight of our stay. 

Ange Flannery

The Farm Trail 

Meet your tour guide, Nicole

Nicole Farrell is the founder of Country Food Trails and has been an Orange local for most of her life. With years of experience taking small groups on textile safaris of India and Morocco, Nicole knows how to plan a tour that's fun, flexible and filled with exciting hands-on experiences you won't find anywhere else.

If you're looking for a down-to-earth food and wine tour of Orange, NSW, join Nicole on one of our signature tours, or let her design a fully customised private tour for you.

A focus on sustainable agritourism

At Country Food Trails, we're committed to practising sustainable tourism and running zero waste tours. We use cloth napkins and reusable containers, cups and cutlery. And we'll happily take home food scraps to feed to our chooks.

As part of our commitment to reducing food waste, we've partnered with Love Food Hate Waste. We also contribute to Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions. 

To help us reduce waste on our tours, please remember to:

 

  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring reusable shopping bags
  • Recycle any packaging you take home

FAQ

Does my tour have to revolve around food and wine?

Not at all. Your custom tour can be whatever you want it to be. If food and wine isn’t your thing, we can offer a range of historical and cultural experiences, or mix and match whatever tickles your fancy. Talk to us today, and we’ll design a tour just for you.

Is this tour suitable for children?

 

Yes, we know the best parks, farms and wineries that warmly welcome children. We’ll design an unforgettable tour of Orange to delight your whole family.

Can you accommodate my food allergies?

 

We’ll do everything we can to ensure you can join in on the delicious delights of this tour. When we discuss your tour needs, please let us know about any dietary needs.

Last-minute bookings

Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190

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