The Tasting Trail
A walking tour uncovering the delicious culinary delights of Orange, NSW
Stroll with us through the historic town of Orange. Discover our regions gourmet hidden gems and local foodie institutions as well as our proud Indigenous food culture.
Enjoy a platter of local produce for lunch.
Learn about the region’s settlement and culinary history.
Enjoy Indigenous food and genuine bush tucka.
Learn about edible, native plants that you can grow in your garden and use in your cooking.
Spend your morning exploring the historic town centre of Orange, NSW as we share the history of our food and wine region.
Your fully-guided tasting tour includes:
● A guided tour with your local, passionate guide
● Meeting an Indigenous elder who’ll share his knowledge of Indigenous food culture and edible native plants
● Tasting genuine bush tucka; damper with chutney and lemon myrtle tea
● Wandering through the historic town centre listening to stories of local landmarks
● Learning why the Orange region is one of Australia’s most exciting and food and wine destinations
● Lunching on a delicious charcuterie platter overflowing with locally produced food
● A downloadable guide to indigenous plants
The Tasting Trail guided tour is an easy 1 kilometer walk, suitable for all levels of fitness.
Get to know Orange with passionate local guides.
9 am to 12 noon
2 to 10 guests
Walking tour with a friendly, local guide
Tasting of Indigenous food (plants), lunch of delicious local produce
$159 per person
Tour starts and finishes at The Orange Visitor’s Centre on Byng St
Looking for a full day tour? See our custom tours for further options.
Nicole entertained us with her local knowledge during the historic walking tour. The indigenous cultural experience was entertaining and informative and the bush tucker was delicious. All the locally sourced food was extremely fresh and delicious. I would highly recommend Nicole from Country Food Trails in Orange.
Sumptuous locally sourced food
Nicole did a great job showing us the historic highlights of Orange, including an indigenous food tasting and a sumptuous locally sourced food platter. Thanks Nicole.
Didn’t want it to end
We had a great time with Nicole, she knows her subject, so interesting that you don’t want it to end. 3 hours passed so fast, we should have booked an entire day trip. Highly recommended.
A feast for the senses
The much anticipated day finally arrived! I was in Orange for Food Week.
I went for the Tasting Trail & it did not disappoint. Fortunate to have Nicole with her passion & expertise. She was also very helpful when I was planning my visit with suggestions on making my Orange experience memorable.
I simply loved meeting Gerald at Comm Garden – very knowledgeable & fun guy who baked beautiful macadamia nut & wattle seed biscuits plus damper with bush relish served with lemon myrtle tea. Some left over & we were invited to take some for later. The bush relish, lemon myrtle marmalade, wattle seed & saltbush made great gifts for family & friends.
Many thanks to you wonderful folks. The saffron tour is enticing so hope to be back soon!!
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.
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Got a question or want to enquire about last-minute availability? Call Nicole 0402 650 190