A one-day packaged tour experience exploring the food, wine and cultural heritage of regional Australia across the historic districts of Borenore, Molong and Carcoar in the Central West region of New South Wales. Includes guided visits to local sacred Wiradjuri sites and a bush tucker tasting experience with a visit to the historic village of Carcoar and lunch at the local Italian locanda, Antica Australis.
Overnight extension option to stay in luxury or boutique accommodation in either Orange or the historic village of Carcoar.
We start our Antica Australis experience with a walk through a native edibles community garden in Orange hosted by a local Indigenous cultural tour guide and bush tucker expert, followed by a visit to the historic gravesite of Yuranigh near Molong (Yuranigh died in 1850 and was a respected Wiradjuri tracker who helped European explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell map the inland of Australia). We then visit the sacred Wiradjuri site of Borenore Caves in Borenore followed by an outdoor bush tucker tasting experience.Next stop is the historic village of Carcoar, the third European settlement to be established west of the Blue Mountains (in 1839) and is one of Australia’s most perfectly preserved 19th century villages.
We will take a pause by the beautiful Belubula River in the heart of Wiradjuri country to rest and revive our spirits at the Italian locanda, Antica Australis for a two-course lunch. Opened in the spirit of the old Cobb & Co inns dotted along Australian bush tracks, this locanda serves up a collaboration of First Nation Australian bush tucker with a wild-style southern Italian twist.
Classified by the Australian National Trust, after lunch we will take you on a guided tour of Carcoar’s beautiful historic buildings, including St Paul’s Anglican Church (1845), the Carcoar Hospital Museum (1860), the Carcoar Court House (1882) and the art-nouveau Carcoar School of Arts (1901). A visit to Carcoar would not be replete without a look inside the old Commercial Bank (1863) which now houses the incomparable Carcoar 20th Century Toy Museum.
This tour runs from 9am to 5pm.
$287 per adult, $267 for children aged 8 and above.
This tour runs weekly every Thursday, check the calendar for availability when booking. A minimum of four guests is required for the tour to go ahead, however private tour supplements are available. This tour can also be requested as a private group tour for a minimum of 10 people. Group booking discounts are available. Contact us for more details.
*valid from 1 February to 31 March 2020 only
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Your tour package cost includes: Local Hosts and Indigenous Guide; transport and driver with all transfers, including pick-up from your accommodation venue and return; bush tucker tasting; all tour experiences and entrance fees; two-course lunch at Antica with still & sparkling water inclusive; Silver Compass Tours gift bag.
It is possible to extend your day tour into an overnight stay in boutique accommodation in the historic village of Carcoar or in luxury accommodation in Orange.
Package does not include transfer to the Orange region and surrounding districts. You may choose to drive; fly direct from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne; or slow travel by train on the XPT from Sydney (departs daily). This package cost is based on making your own way here, but if you would prefer for us to arrange your transfer to the region please get in touch and we can tailor a travel solution for you.
A gourmet panini and salad followed by a light dessert. Still or sparkling table water also included.
Choose from the following:
Onion frittata with an olive tapenade and cheese fondue
Pork + veal meatballs in tomato sauce with fried eggplant and cheese fondue.
Chicken breast wrapped in pancetta with creamy pea vellutata and gorgonzola.
A salad of locally-grown native warrigal greens with warm local organic olive oil.
Mille Foglie (a thousand layers) with crema pasticcera and in-season berries.
*All of our itineraries are subject to change and spontaneity. It makes life a little more fun!
By booking a ticket it is considered you have accepted our Terms and Conditions.