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Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it. Read what our lovely guests say about our tours. 

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    Rachel

    5 star rating Absolutely Fabulous! Beautiful Boutique Experience Was a fabulous experience!. Very informative, timely, and Nicole is a fantastic host. Lots of local knowledge, and tailored the tour to suit the group. Was great boutique tour experience -

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    Eilis Hurley

    A great half day walking/ tasting tour around Orange. I enjoyed hearing the history of the town, and in particular, the Irish connection of the Dalton family. Nicole also directed me to a local exhibition on the Daltons, where I learnt more about them, including their ties by marriage to John Redmond, an important figure in Irish history in the early 1900s.The indigenous food and explanation was very enjoyable, and I left with some lemon myrtle jam and spices. And then got to finish with a substantial platter of local food and taste some wine. What is not to like! -

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    Stephanie Lyons

    Fantastic walking tour in Orange with fascinating Indigenous Food, Cheese Platters and Wine Tasting! I thoroughly enjoyed it and want to do it again when I return to Orange! Very educational experience! Sharon was a brilliant guide and so friendly! Thank you! -

The Tasting Trail 

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. Thanks Nicole.

Mark Nash

The Tasting Trail

An absolute must

My partner and I had an amazing time with Nicole. She definitely made the tasting trail an absolute must at Orange. Great historical walk tour ending with stunning food.

Shaun Heron

The Tasting Trail

Didn’t want it to end

We had a great time with Nicole, she knows her subject, so interesting that you don’t want it to end. 3 hours passed so fast, we should have booked an entire day trip. Highly recommended.

Danny Lacombe

The Tasting Trail

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

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

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.

Denise Harris

The Heritage Trail

The Wine 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

The Wine Trail

Like catching up with an old friend

Nicole made our wine and history tour of Orange interesting. We had been on tours before that had made us feel not so special but with Nicole we had felt like we were catching up with an old friend. The wineries were lovely that she had arranged for us to visit. We felt well looked after by both Wineries. Thoroughly enjoyed the history tour of Orange very informative. We highly recommend anyone joining a tour with Country Food Trails.

Kylie Newsome

The Wine Trail

The itinerary suited our family perfectly

We had a great day with Nicole and Gerald. They picked us from our hotel, and we spend the day learning about the Wiradjuri people, their food, tradition and general indigenous history while driving around Orange stopping in significant landmarks. At the end of the day, Jerrold cooked for us a lovely indigenous lunch (crocodile and kangaroo in beautiful local herbs). The itinerary suited our 3 teenagers’ family perfectly, and the food was amazing. Jerrold also invited us to pick some herbs from the local community garden on the way home so now we have our own local herbs. Thanks Nicole and Gerald, we will definitely be back! 

Hadas Yehezkel

Cultural tour

visually impaired lady in front of garden
2 ladies drinking tea
man tasting wine