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.
Meet Angela, a passionate local saffron farmer.
Learn how saffron grows.
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.
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.
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.
We contribute to Greenfleet to offset our carbon emissions.
Is this tour suitable for children?
Is this tour available in 2022?
Our saffron tours are season and run in April each year.
What happens if it rains?
Where does the tour depart from?
Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Pam on 0409 049 598