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The Saffron Trail 

Discover the secrets of ‘Red Gold’ in this behind-the-scenes farm tour.

Meet Ange and Brendan on the saffron trail tour and appreciate why saffron is the world’s most expensive crop.


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Meet Angela, a passionate local saffron farmer.

lady and man holding saffron flower


Learn how saffron grows.

lady drinking saffron tea


Enjoy saffron tea and a lamington as you discover more about this amazing spice.


An opportunuty to purchase saffron direct from the producer.

A unique paddock to plate experience.

The saffron trail includes:

● Behind-the-scenes tour of farm
● Private transport in our comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
● Friendly, local guide
● Saffron tea and snack
● Saffron recipes

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Visit Argyle Australian Saffron to purchase premium Australian grown saffron.

  No tours scheduled for 2023

  8.30 am to 10.45 am

  4 to 7 guests

  Departs from Visitor’s Centre in Byng St

  Saffron tea and snack, on-farm experience, recipes



What a great experience

I was fortunate to tour with Nicole at Country Food Trails to Argyle Saffron Farm at Lidster. We were able to pick our own saffron and while doing that it was apparent what it labour intensive process it is for saffron producers and completely understandable why it is quite expensive. 

Would thoroughly recommend the Argyle Saffron tour with the lovely Nicole at Country Food Trails.

Bev Williams

Unique, Immersive and Fascinating Tour

A big thank you for organising our trip to Angela’s saffron farm, what a treat! We really loved meeting the person behind the product – to meet with Angela and hear the story behind her farm and the passion she has for her work was just wonderful. We were able to glean a tremendous insight into what goes on to produce those little specks of gold and why they are so special.

Thanks so much Nicole for this unique, immersive and fascinating tour.

Tracy O’Hearn

nicole standing in front of hedge

Meet Pam

As long time locals and 12 years’ experience in the tourism industry – Trevor and I - Pam, can’t wait  to share this beautiful region with you as your designated driver/s. We are ‘foodies’ and love living in this amazing food and wine region.

Pam 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 Pam 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 and we'll happily take home food scraps to feed to our compost.

We contribute to Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions. 


To help:


  • Bring a reusable water bottle
  • Bring a reusable shopping bag
  • Recycle any packaging
  • Shop locally
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Is this tour suitable for children?
No, adults only. 
Is this tour available in 2022?

Our saffron tours are season and run in April each year. 

What happens if it rains?
Wear a raincoat and pack an umbrella. The tour will go ahead! 
Where does the tour depart from?
The tour departs from the Orange Visitor’s centre in Byng St and returns there. We don’t provide individual pick-up/drop-off for this tour. 

Last-minute bookings

Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Pam on 0409 049 598