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bluestone building in Millthorpe

The Village Trail

A delightful meander through the historical village of

Millthorpe, NSW

Spend an afternoon in the heritage-listed village of Millthorpe. Enjoy a guided walking tour, platter of local produce for lunch and wine tasting.

 

Highlights of your Millthorpe Tour

historic building in millthorpe

Discover history

A guided walking tour of the village.
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Taste cool climate wines

Wine tasting at one of the three cellar doors in Millthorpe.
bales of hay in paddock

Country roads

Relax and enjoy the scenic drive.
platter of local food

Delicious lunch 

Enjoy a delicious platter of locally sourced food.

Spend an afternoon meandering through the quaint village of Millthorpe. It’s listed by the National Trust and we’ll show you why.

Your village tour includes:

● A lovely drive through the rolling countryside (passing through the historic mining village of Lucknow)
● Discovering local history with an exclusive guided walking tour of Millthorpe village
● Wine tasting at Tamburlaine wrganic wines, Slow Wine Co or Angullong wines
● Lunch featuring a mouth-watering and plentiful grazing plate of local produce
● Maybe a spot of shopping or a visit to the museum (time permitting)

Millthorpe is relaxing 25-minutes drive from Orange. 

The group size for this tour is 7 guests. If you have a larger group, please contact us for to arrange a private tour.

  Any day

  12.30 pm to 5 pm

  1 to 11 guests

  Driving tour – relax and enjoy the scenery

  Guided village walking tour, lunch, wine tasting at 2 cellar doors, private transport, friendly local guide

  From $160 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.

 

Testimonials

Like catching up with an old friend

Nicole made our experience more like catching up with an old friend than being herded through the typical tour experience. In the morning we were 3 couples, and the three hours passed quickly through the history of Orange, local identities, bush tucker, historic homes, – oh, and wine and lunch. We took an additional tour to Millthorpe- just the two of us- to see the lovely old town. Don’t miss the Museum. Did I mention 2 more wine tastings? Make it a point to take at least one of Nicole’s tours.

Michael Bezzina

Insiders insight into Orange

Can not recommend Country Food Trails more highly. My partner and I don’t usually consider booking tours as they often fail to showcase the true spirit of a place and we prefer the flexibility of setting our own schedule. However, Nicole’s thoughtfully hand-picked experiences immediately appealed with its inclusion of smaller local businesses and off-the-beaten-track stops, and we were able to choose something that combined all the aspects we were drawn to the region to explore. Nicole was also happy to further customise the itinerary and catered to my dietary requirements with ease. We added on an indigenous food experience with Gerald who was not only incredibly knowledgeable and hilarious, he also introduced us to a wide variety of bush tucker and how to use various plants back home, as well as preparing a delicious spread. Sharon our guide was so warm and thoughtful, and such a pleasure to chat to on the drives between stops and on the walking tour of Milthorpe. Far from a stuffy ride for tourists, the whole experience felt like catching up with old friends, personalised and intimate, curated with consideration and care. We left with huge smiles and armed with an insiders insight into Orange. Thank you for such a wonderful afternoon, we’re already looking forward to the next trip.

Marieke Vaughan-Browne

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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

FAQ

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.
How many people will be on the tour?

There will be up to 7 guests on the tour. If you wish to book this as a private tour for your group, please contact Nicole. 0402 650 190

Can we shop while on tour?
Absolutely, we encourage you to support the local shops. Let us know if you’d like to shop and we can skip a wine tasting or the history walk. We are very flexible.
Can you cater for 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 Millthorpe. For group bookings of more than 7 guests, contact Nicole. 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