The Tasting Trail
A walking tour uncovering the delicious culinary delights of Orange, NSW
Enjoy a morning stroll discovering the best gourmet gems and local foodie institutions as well as Indigenous food culture and a taste of local, cold-climate wines.
Sample local treats
Taste locally produced cheese, dips, meat, pate, olives, bread and locally grown fruit.
Hear stories from Orange’s colourful past and learn about the region’s 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 two-kilometre walk suitable for all levels of fitness. Get to know Orange with passionate local guides.
Mondays to Saturdays
9 am to 12 noon
1 to 8 guests
Public walking tour
Tasting Indigenous bush tucka, wine tasting, lunch platter, local expert tour guide
$145 per person
Our tasting tour starts at Bills Beans on McLachlan Street, 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.
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 historic streets of Orange, NSW. You can expect to be on your feet for about 2 hours. Then you’ll sit to enjoy delicious local food and wine. If you have any questions, you can call Nicole. She’ll be glad to chat with you and help you decide if this tour will suit you.
Where should I park?
The tour starts at Bills Beans East Orange (148 McLachlan Street) and finishes at Ferment (87 Hill Street). 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 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