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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.

Enjoy the scenic countryside

We’ll take the back roads and stop at scenic spots to make sure you experience our gorgeous Central West.

Testimonials

Loved our adventure

Just had an awesome afternoon with Nicole doing her Heritage Trail. Such a lovely way to spend the afternoon. She is so knowledgeable and so so personable as well. Can't recommend her new business highly enough. Loved our adventure.

Margi Johnson

The Heritage Trail

Highly recommend

Great overview of the history and buildings of early Orange. Our guide Nicole was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend the heritage tour and will definitely do another tour with Nicole when in the region again.

Theresa Gin

The Heritage 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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