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Custom Tours

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

Personalised

We’ll design a 100% customised tour filled with experiences to match your interests.

100% local 

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.

All-inclusive

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.

● Gourmet:
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.

● Tasting:
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.

   Any day

   Any time

  All groups sizes – we specialise in corporate tours

   Private transport

   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.

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Visit local farms

Meet passionate growers to learn about farming practices and sustainable land use. Explore orchards and pick ripe seasonal crops.
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Explore the region

Take a day trip to a local village to discover quaint main streets, intriguing local history, and indulge in local produce.
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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

Meet passionate brewmasters and learn how they craft local beers or ciders.
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Uncover history

Hear stories from the region’s colourful past and discover the background of the town’s historic homes.
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Sky bar

We know the best places to enjoy a sunset drink … the perfect way to top off a great day.

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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

Meet local artists and enjoy private tour of their studio, garden and gallery. 
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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. 

Testimonials

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.

Judy Driscoll

The Village Trail

Warm Hospitality

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.  

Sally Mair

Custom tour 

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. 

Ange Flannery

The Farm Trail 

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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. 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 reduce waste, please:

 

  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring a reusable shopping bag
  • Recycle any packaging

FAQ

Do you offer tours that don't include alcohol?

Yes, both our Tasting Trail morning walking tour and our cultural tour might be suitable. Otherwise, allow up to customise a tour just for you.

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. 

Last-minute bookings

Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190