A custom tour designed to suit your interests
We’ll create your perfect day with a tailored tour exploring Orange, or our neighbouring towns and villages.
What you’ll love about our custom tours
We’ll design a 100% customised tour filled with experiences to match your interests.
We’re a local company supporting our local community. Our guides are passionate about the region.
Flexible and fun
A fun, relaxed and flexible tour… guaranteed! Take the stress out of organising your group.
We’ll take care of planning the itinerary and make the bookings.
Explore the region and indulge in a glass of wine knowing your day has been planned and you’re in the capable hands of a fun and friendly, local guide.
For culinary connoisseurs, we’ll design an epicurean adventure sampling sustainable, locally sourced gourmet goodies.
● Tour a farm:
For the ultimate farm gate experience, you can visit orchards and meet passionate local growers. Pick fresh produce and buy direct from the farm. Your seasonal harvest could include olives, saffron, grapes, apples, berries, nuts, figs, potatoes, mushrooms, and more.
For beer enthusiasts, we can a stop at one of the district’s exciting craft breweries. Our newly opened distillery will delight gin lovers. If cider is your drink of choice, we’ll arrange a tour and tasting at an award-winning cider producer. Or you could try our famous cool-climate wines at one of the region’s best vineyards.
● Discover history, culture and nature:
If you’re a history buff, we’ll take you back to the intriguing stories behind European settlement of Orange. Cultural experiences include tours of local galleries, or learning about Wiradjuri culture and food with a bush tucka tasting and tour with a First Nation guide.
● Explore the surrounding district:
We can design a day trip to Eugowra, Parkes, Forbes, Bathurst, Millthorpe, Carcoar, Canowindra and beyond.
Our guides are ready to show you the region with a fun and flexible tour, designed especially for you.
Nicole is a proud local and Country Food Trails is 100% locally owned.
All groups sizes – we specialise in corporate tours
A fully-customised tour including transport, a friendly local guide and all of the fun, exclusive and local experiences you desire
From $150 per person, depending on number of guests
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off
Private tours of Orange, NSW
These are a few experiences you may with to include in your tour of Orange and the Central West.
Visit local farms
Explore the region
Tour ancient culture
Learn about First Nation culture, visit two sacred sites and sample bush tucka with the friendliest indigenous guide you’ll meet.
Learn about brewing
We know the best places to enjoy a sunset drink … the perfect way to top off a great day.
Wine tasting and behind-the-scenes tour
Looking for a tour of a vineyard or more personalised tasting? We can plan the perfect experience.
Artist studios and private galleries
Private gardens and parks
Orange is known as the colour city and our gardens are spectacular. Allow us to share private gardens and the best scenic spots in the district.
More than the guide book
I’ve lived in Orange my whole life, and I found out things I’d never known. She shows you more than what’s in the guide book.
I’m very impressed with Nicole. She goes out of her way to make sure everyone has a great time.
I asked if Nicole could arrange a wineries tour for our group of 8. I was happy to leave it to her, as it was evident that she is knowledgeable and keen to create a great experience for all! We visited 3 smaller, boutique wineries (Orange Mountain Wines, Strawhouse Wines and Dindima) and really enjoyed the warm hospitality we received at each. We met marvellous, dedicated people, and the tastings were relaxed and very congenial. We felt no pressure to purchase at any place, but did buy up as the wines were so very good!! I will recommend her tours to all my friends. I am keen to try her other tours as soon as I can.
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. 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
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.
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. We'll happily take home food scraps to feed to our chooks.
Do you offer tours that don't include alcohol?
Do you offer tours for large groups?
Yes, we can cater for large groups. Contact Nicole to chat about options.
Do you cater for corporate guests?
Yes, we’ve organised custom tours for large corporate groups. Creating memorable experiences is our speciality.
Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190