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The Heritage Trail

A walking heritage tour that uncovers long-ago tales and intriguing family histories in Orange, NSW

Hear gripping historic stories while enjoying the vintage beauty of historical homes and landmarks that punctuate the streets of Orange.

Highlights

Historic homes

View historic homes and learn their intriguing stories.

Delicious delights

Enjoy a snack of locally produced food and a glass of our famous cool-climate wine.

Uncover history

Discover the colourful past of the iconic Dalton family and their influence on Orange.

Gardens and parks

Enjoy a relaxing stroll admiring gorgeous local gardens and parks.

Spend your afternoon walking the historic streets of Orange, NSW, uncovering long-ago stories, enjoying the beauty of lush parks and quaint homes.

Your heritage tour includes:

● Discovering the colourful past of the iconic Dalton family
● Learning about the goldrush era and colonial settlement of Orange
● Exploring the stunning grounds of Duntryleague, the former Dalton family home
● Enjoying a snack and glass of local wine when the walk concludes

The Dalton family is deeply entwined with the history of Orange. It began with the arrival of Irishman James Dalton Senior. He arrived as a convict in the 1830s and his family built an entrepreneurial dynasty which shaped the architectural, agricultural, and retail face of Orange.

Your fully-guided walking tour will take you past historic homes and stunning country gardens. We welcome you to join us and gain an insight into Orange’s delightful and surprising past.

  Any day

  2 pm to 5.30 pm

  1 to 8 guests

  Public walking tour

  Snack, a glass of wine, local expert tour guide

  $89 per person

  Starts and finishes at Duntryleague Golf Club, Woodward St, Orange

 

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

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.

How many people will be on the tour?

We’ll have up to 8 people on The Heritage Trail. If you’d prefer a private tour, we can create a tour tailored to your food, wine and other interests. Learn more about our custom tours.

How much walking is involved?

The Heritage Trail takes you on a slow stroll through the historic streets of Orange, NSW. We’ll wander for about 2 to 3 hours, enjoying a local snack. Then we’ll sit down to enjoy a delicious glass of wine. If you have any concerns or questions, you can call Nicole. She’ll be glad to chat with you and help you decide if this tour suits your needs.

What if I don't drink wine?

We’ll be happy to organise an alternative drink for you.

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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