The Tasting Trail
A walking tour uncovering the delicious culinary delights of Orange, NSW
Enjoy a morning stroll discovering the best gourmet gems, history of Orange, as well as Indigenous food experience and a tasting of local, cold-climate wines.
Sample local treats
Taste locally produced cheese, dips, meat, pate, olives, bread and locally grown fruit.
Learn about the region’s settlement and culinary history.
Try bush tucka
Discover Indigenous food culture and try genuine bush tucka with a local Indigenous guide.
Taste wines or gins
Indulge in a variety of locally produced cool-climate wines or speciality gins.
Spend your morning exploring the historic town centre of Orange, NSW as we show you the best gourmet gems and local foodie institutions.
Your fully-guided tasting tour includes:
● Meeting an Indigenous elder who’ll share his knowledge of Indigenous food culture and flavours
● Your chance to taste genuine bush tucka; damper with chutney and lemon myrtle tea
● Wandering through the historic town centre hearing the stories of local landmarks
● Learning why the region is one of Australia’s most exciting and food and wine destinations
● A charcuterie platter overflowing with locally produced goodies
● Tasting cool-climate wines
Your morning stroll is an easy walk (approximately 1 1/2 kilometres), suitable for all levels of fitness. Get to know Orange with passionate local guides.
Mondays to Saturdays
9 am to 12 noon
2 to 8 guests
Public walking tour
Tasting Indigenous bush tucka, wine tasting, lunch platter, local expert tour guide
$149 per person
Our tasting tour starts at The Orange Visitor’s Centre on Byng St and finishes at Ferment Orange Wine Centre on Hill Street
If you are interested in a full day tour, contact Nicole for a quote. We offer a range of afternoon options including visiting an olive grove and wineries. See our custom tours for further ideas.
Sumptuous locally sourced food
Nicole did a great job showing us the historic highlights of Orange, including an indigenous food tasting and a sumptuous locally sourced food platter and a lovely wine tasting. Thanks Nicole.
A great way to learn more about the town and its lively history
Nicole was very friendly and managed at the last minute to organise a splendid guide, Sharon, for our private tour. Sharon’s passion and knowledge of local history kept us informed and entertained. A great way to learn more about the town and its lively history. A final drink at the hotel was most welcome. Thanks for an enjoyable afternoon.
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.
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?
Between 2 and 8 people on The Tasting 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 Tasting Trail takes you on a slow stroll through the main street of Orange, NSW. You can expect to be on your feet for 2 hours. Then you’ll sit and enjoy delicious local food and wine. (It’s a generous serving and you won’t need anything further for lunch!)
Where should I park?
The tour starts at The Orange Visitor Information Centre (151 Byng Street) and finishes at Ferment (87 Hill Street). We suggest parking at Ferment and walking down the hill to the visitor’s centre. It’s an easy ten minute stroll. We’ll email a map when you book your place on the tour.
Do I have to buy a ticket if I don't want to eat or drink?
The Tasting Trail is carefully curated to showcase the best of Orange’s food and wine (or soft drink on request). Even if you don’t intend to eat or drink, you need to buy a ticket. (And we encourage you to try the delicious delights. Yum!)
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 the 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. Send a message and we’ll design the perfect walking or driving tour for you. 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