About Us

About Us


Curators of fine gourmet and cultural experiences, Silver Compass Tours is a regional-based Australian packaged tour operator with a global vision. Our mission is to create enjoyable food, wine and cultural travel experiences that enrich people’s lives by enhancing their discovery of people, places and new ideas.

Everything we do, we do with the art of intention and in alignment with our values of authenticity, creativity, collaboration, inspiration, integrity, innovation – and fun!

Silver Compass Tours acknowledges the Wiradjuri people as the traditional custodians of the lands in which we operate and conduct our business at our head office in Orange, New South Wales, Australia. We pay our respects to the Elders – past, present and future – for holding the memories, traditions, culture and hopes of this place.


Co-Founders of Silver Compass Tours, Kelly and Paolo Picarazzi are your packaged tour hosts and are passionate about sharing a slow travel attitude, where time and place is for savouring. We are just as passionate about drinking great wine, eating heart-warming food and introducing you to great locals for authentic regional travel experiences. Find out more about the Silver Compass team here >>


Silver Compass Communications Pty Ltd was established in 2011 under the provision of the Companies Act (ACN 151 619 733). Silver Compass Tours was established as a subsidiary of Silver Compass Communications Pty Ltd in June 2014, with a vision to curating enjoyable food and wine travel experiences. The Pochi Ma Buoni pop-up regional Italian dining experience was established as a further subsidiary in May 2015, and is focused on celebrating the coming together of good people, good food and good wine – for good times. Additionally, Wild Heart of Italy is a registered business trading under Silver Compass Communications Pty Ltd since 2017 and Wild Heart of Italy is a registered trademark of the company.


It’s an old Norse magic talisman known as the Vegvisir (or “way-finder”), and worn by the Vikings when they set out for travel. They would either draw it on the inside of their helmets, or simply tattoo it onto their foreheads. The symbol represents the eight winds of heaven, and whichever direction they blow, if you hold this talisman the Vegvisir will always help you find your true north – and the way home. But don’t forget it’s magic, sometimes where you think your real home is, isn’t where the Vegvisir will take you.