The Farm Trail
An unforgettable farm experience in Orange, NSW
Visit a selection of bountiful farms to meet the growers and pick a harvest of luscious fruits or scrumptious seasonal vegetables.
Meet the growers
Meet passionate growers and learn about farming practices and sustainable land use.
Delight in the views
Enjoy majestic views of rolling countryside while you breathe in the fresh country air.
Pick your own produce
Explore the orchards and paddocks to pick ripe, seasonal crops.
Taste the wines
Visit a local vineyard and sample Orange’s famous cool-climate wines.
Join us for a friendly and down-to-earth tour of the region’s freshest seasonal farms growing everything from luscious fruits to scrumptious vegetables to glorious grains.
Your private farm experience includes:
● A scenic drive through rolling countryside
● Meeting growers and tour their farms (many aren’t open to the public and only available on our exclusive tours)
● Pick seasonal produce and buy direct from the farm (depending on seasonal availability)
● A picnic pack of the region’s best produce enjoyed in a scenic spot; maybe a park, on the farm or in the vineyard (we’ll select the best spot on the day and set a table)
● Afternoon tea and wine tasting of the region’s famous cool-climate wines
Depending on the season, The Farm Trail could include hazelnut farms, stone fruit orchards, a saffron farm or even Australia’s highest olive grove. We’ll always include a visit to one of our favourite vineyards too.
Fridays or other days as a custom tour
10 am to 4 pm
1 to 7 guests
Private group driving tour – enjoy the secnery and relax
2 to 3 farm visits with tastings and tours (where available), lunch featuring local produce, wine tasting, afternoon tea, transport, local expert tour guide
Optional extra: Add on a visit to Mount Canobolas and Lake Canobolas for $35 per person (adds 1 hour to your tour)
From $180 per person, depending on number of guests
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off
Seasonal produce guide
Orange is famous for apples … it’s too cold to grow oranges!
Our seasonal visits will allow you to shop directly from the producer and pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables.
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.
Meet your tour guide, Nicole
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.
Can I choose which farms I want to visit?
If you have any special requests, please contact Nicole to discuss. Visits are seasonal and based on availability.
Is the cost of the farm produce included?
No. You’ll pay the grower directly for any fruit or vegetables you pick.
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.
Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190