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.
Meet passionate growers and learn about their farming practices and sustainable land use.
Lose yourself in the majestic rolling countryside and fill your lungs with beautiful fresh country air.
Explore the orchards and paddocks to pick ripe, seasonal crops.
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.
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 did a farm tour and it was a great day out, we are looking forward to booking in another tour with Country Food Trails next time we’re in Orange!
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.
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! 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. Thank you, Nicole, for helping us put together such a wonderful itinerary for the day. A real highlight of our stay.
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.
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.
Can I choose which farms I want to visit?
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What happens if it rains?
Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190