four ladies eating figs in an orchard
3 men sampling grapes at vineyard

The Farm Trail

An unforgettable farm experience in Orange, NSW

Visit a selection of bountiful farms to meet the growers and pick a harvest of seasonal fruit.



farmer showing fig tree

Meet the growers

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

Delight in the views

Enjoy majestic views of rolling countryside while you breathe in the fresh country air.
2 ladies picking apples

Pick your own produce

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

Taste the wines

Visit a local vineyard and sample Orange’s famous cool-climate wines.
Join us for a friendly and down-to-earth tour of the region’s farms growing everything from olives to saffron.

Your private farm experience includes:

● A scenic drive through rolling countryside
● Meeting growers and tour their farms (many exclusive to Country Food Trails)
● Pick seasonal produce and buy direct from the farm – seasonal
● A picnic pack of the region’s best produce enjoyed in a scenic spot; maybe a park, on the farm or in the vineyard (we’ll select the best spot on the day and set a table)
● Afternoon tea and wine tasting of the region’s famous cool-climate wines

Depending on the season, The Farm Trail could include hazelnut farms, stone fruit orchards, a saffron farm or even Australia’s highest olive grove. There is also the option to forage for mushrooms. 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 – enjoy the secnery and relax

  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

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.


Seasonal produce guide

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


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


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


● Mushrooms
● Potatoes
● Lettuce
● Spinach
● Strawberries

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 


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


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