The Ale Trail

Brewery tour and beer tasting in Orange, NSW

Exclusive behind-the-scenes tours and beer tastings make for a fun Saturday afternoon.


Behind the scenes

A behind-the-scenes tour, not available to the public.
3 men drinking beer

Rural Views

A true farm-based brewery experience.

Pioneer Brewing Co

Visit the farm and site of this award-winning local brewery.

Learn about brewing

Meet passionate brewmasters and learn about crafting local brews.
We’ve partnered Orange’s best breweries to give you an indulgent afternoon of awesome ales and brilliant brews.

Your private brewery tour includes:

● An exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and tasting at Badlands Brewery
● Visting the award-winning Pioneer Brewing Co. where they grow the grains and make the beer on-site
● A tasting and tour enjoying Pioneer’s stunning rural views

On this enjoyable afternoon, you’ll see how brewmasters are using the abundance of locally grown produce to turn Orange into one of Australia’s fastest-growing meccas for lovers of craft beer.



  1.30pm to 6.30 pm

  2 to 11 guests

  Private driving tour – relax and enjoy the scenery

  Tasting fees, brewery tours, private transport, friendly local tour guide

  From $195 per person, depending on number of guests

  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

We accept dine & discover vouchers. Enter the code ‘dine&discover’ in the promo section when booking online. You must present your voucher for scanning at the start of the tour.



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


What if I don't drink beer?

If beer’s not your thing, you can still join in the fun of the brewery tours and experiences. We can offer soft drinks or local wines (where available) as alternative beverages for you.

Can we visit a winery instead of 2 breweries?

Yes. We can customise this private tour to suit your group. Call Nicole to chat.

Can I book this tour for 2 people?

Yes. To be COVID safe, our driving tours are for private group bookings only. We can cater for any small group between 1 and 11 people. The price of your tour depends on your group size.

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.

Last-minute bookings

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