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The Farm Trail

Unforgettable farm experiences in Orange, NSW

Visit a selection of bountiful farms, meet the growers and pick a harvest of seasonal produce.

 

Highlights

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Meet

Meet passionate growers and learn about their farming practices and sustainable land use.

Breathe

Lose yourself in the majestic rolling countryside and fill your lungs with beautiful fresh country air.

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Pick

Explore the orchards and paddocks to pick ripe, seasonal crops.

Taste

Visit a local vineyard and sample Orange’s famous cool-climate wines.

Your private farm tour includes:

● A scenic drive through rolling countryside
● Meeting growers and touring their farms (many exclusive to Country Food Trails)
● Pick seasonal produce and buy direct from the farm
● A picnic made up of the region’s best produce, enjoyed in a scenic location (Maybe a park, on a farm or in a vineyard) Location will be selected on the day in accordance with weather and tour activities
● Afternoon tea and wine tasting of the region’s famous cool-climate wines

Our seasonal forays on The Farm Trail could include hazelnut farms, stone fruit orchards, a saffron farm or Australia’s highest olive grove. Weather and season permitting, there is also the option to forage for wild mushrooms.  And we’ll always include a visit to one of our favourite vineyards too.

  Monday to Saturday

  10 am to 4 pm

  1 to 11 guests

  Private driving tour – sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery

  2 to 3 farm visits with tastings and tours, lunch of local produce, wine tasting, afternoon tea, transport, friendly local tour guide

  From $180 per person, depending on number of guests

  Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

 

Seasonal produce guide

Orange is famous for apples … it’s too cold to grow oranges!
Our seasonal farm and orchard visits will allow you to shop directly from the producer and pick your own fresh fruit and vegetables.

Summer

● Cherries
● Nectarines
● Strawberries
● Plums
● Figs
● Corn
● Raspberries
● Tomatoes
● Zucchini

Autumn

● Saffron
● Pears
● Apples
● Olives
● Potatoes
● Figs
● Pears
● Peaches
● Apricots
● Hazelnuts

Winter

● Apples
● Pears
● Potatoes
● Mushrooms
● Lemons
● Quince
● Pumpkins

Spring

● Mushrooms
● Potatoes
● Lettuce
● Spinach

Like driving around with an old friend

If you’re looking for a tour company in Orange which offers fantastic service, and showcases and supports local products, then Country Food Trails is the place to go. Nicole is a wonderful and thoughtful tour guide, it’s like driving around with an old friend.

We are looking forward to booking in another tour with Country Food Trails next time we’re in Orange!

Samara Skeene

So good we did 2 tours!

Nicole is absolutely fantastic. So good that we ended up doing two tours. Both very different and both perfectly adapted to what we were looking for. Nicole knows everything about the region and everyone in it. First timer in Orange, tourist loving the region or even local, you won’t regret booking with her.

Thanks Nicole, we had the best time.

Marius Gaymard

A highlight of our stay

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!

 Thank you, Nicole, for helping us put together such a wonderful itinerary for the day.  A real highlight of our stay. 

Ange Flannery

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Meet 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.

If you're looking for a down-to-earth food and wine tour of Orange, join Nicole on one of our signature tours, or let her design a fully customised private tour.

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. 

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To help reduce waste, please:

 

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

Can I choose which farms I want to visit?
Absolutely, we’ll discuss this with you.
Is the cost of the farm produce included?
No. You’ll pay the grower directly for any fruit or vegetables you pick.
Can I book this tour for 2 people?
Yes, we can cater for any group size. 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 happy to tailor a tour the whole family will enjoy.
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.

Last-minute bookings

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