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The Ale Trail

Brewery tour and beer tasting in Orange, NSW

Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and beer tastings make for a fun Saturday afternoon.

Highlights

Behind the scenes

A behind-the-scenes tour, not available to the public.

Local lunch

Indulge in local produce over a relaxed lunch.

Pioneer Brewing Co

Visit the farm and site of this award-winning local brewery.

Learn about brewing

Meet passionate brewmasters and learn about crafting local brews. 

We’ve partnered Orange’s best breweries to give you an indulgent afternoon of awesome ales and brilliant brews.

Your private brewery tour includes:

● A relaxed one-course lunch
● Optional gin tasting (additional cost)
● An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and tasting at Badlands Brewery
● Visting the award-winning Pioneer Brewing Co. where they grow the grains and make the beer on-site
● A tasting and tour overlooking Pioneer’s stunning rural views
● A locally made artisan meat pie

On this enjoyable afternoon, you’ll see how brewmasters are using the abundance of locally grown produce to turn Orange into one of Australia’s fastest-growing meccas for lovers of craft beer.

 

  Saturdays

  12 noon to 6.30 pm

  1 to 7 guests

  Private group driving tour – relax and enjoy the scenery

  Lunch, tasting fees, brewery tours, afternoon snack, private transport, local expert tour guide

  From $250 per person, depending on number of guests

  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

 

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

What if I don't drink beer?

If beer’s not your thing, you can still join in the fun of the brewery tours and experiences. We can offer soft drinks or local wines (where available) as alternative beverages for you.

Can we visit a winery instead of 2 breweries?

Yes. We can customise this private tour to suit your group. Call Nicole to chat.

Can I book this tour for 2 people?

Yes. To be COVID safe, our driving tours are for private group bookings only. We can cater for any small group between 1 and 7 people. The price of your tour depends on your group size.

Is this tour suitable for children?

If you’re travelling with children, we recommend booking a custom tour so we can plan a more family-friendly experience. We’ll be glad to tailor a tour the whole family will enjoy.

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. Please contact us to discuss your dietary needs.

Can we customise our tour?

Absolutely! We’d love to create a fun, informative, and delicious tour of Orange, tailored to your food, wine or other interests. Our range of local contacts and insider knowledge will take you behind the scenes of one of Australia’s most exciting food and wine regions. Learn more about our custom tours.

What happens if it rains?

All tours operate rain, hail or snow, (after all it is Orange). You should dress for the day’s weather conditions. It’s impossible to cancel a tour at the last minute due to circumstances beyond our control.

Last-minute bookings

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

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