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The Heritage Trail

A leisurely walking history tour of Orange, NSW.

Stroll beautiful, wide treelined streets and listen to gripping historic stories whilst seeing some of the historical homes from where these tales emerged.

Highlights

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History

Uncover intriguing stories and historical insights.

Taste

Indulge in some locally produced gelato and a glass of famous cool-climate wine.

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Discover

Delve into the colourful past of the iconic Dalton family and the influence they have had on Orange.

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Gardens and Parks

Take a relaxing stroll among Orange’s gorgeous local gardens and parks.

Your Heritage Trail tour includes:

● Discovering the colourful past of the iconic Dalton family
● Learning about the goldrush era and colonial settlement of Orange
● Exploring the stunning grounds of Duntryleague, the former Dalton family home
● Enjoying delicious gelato on tour and glass of local wine when the walk concludes

Your fully-guided walking tour will take you past historic homes and stunning parks and gardens.

We welcome you to join us and gain an insight into Orange’s delightful and surprising past.

  Any day

  2 pm to 5.30 pm

  2 to 10 guests

Walking tour with a friendly, knowledgeable local guide

  Locally produced gelato and a glass of wine

  $115 per person

  Starts and finishes at Duntryleague Golf Club, Woodward St, Orange

If you’d like a shorter walking tour, or would prefer a morning tour, please contact us, we’re always happy to create a personalised tour.

Testimonials

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. She was on time when she collected us from our motel. The bus was modern and comfortable. Easy to get in and out of as I have a bad ankle. 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

An enjoyable afternoon

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

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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

Is this tour suitable for children?

No but we are happy to plan a custom tour for you.

How many people will be on the tour?

Between 2 and 11 people will be on The Heritage Trail. If you’d prefer a private tour, we can create a tour tailored to your  interests. Learn more about our custom tours.

How much walking is involved?

The Heritage Trail is approximately 5km. You’ll be on your feet for 2 to 3 hours and stop for a gelato along the way. When you get back to Duntryleague, you’ll enjoy a glass of local wine. If this seems too much walking, contact Nicole to arrange a shorter tour.

What if I don't drink wine?

We’ll be happy to organise an alternative drink for you.

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