Travel across the vast savannah plains of far north Queensland and see firsthand the untold potential that could help Australia become the food bowl of Asia during the forthcoming century. Starting in Townsville and concluding in Cairns, this dynamic fact-finding tour includes a range of visits which are some of the best cattle operations and leading irrigated cropping properties in the north of the state. Stay in Charters Towers with is charming historic buildings and rich gold-mining past and visit Richmond with its fascinating Dinosaur Museum. There’s free time for relaxing or fishing at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria and also at Adel’s Grove near Lawn Hill Gorge, one of Queensland’s outback treasures. Heading east, visit the fascinating Undara Lava Tubes and stay at Mount Surprise. Travel on to the fertile and productive Atherton Tablelands and finally relax and enjoy time in the tropical city of Cairns with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
- Major cattle stations demonstrating technological adaptations
- Charters Towers with its well-preserved buildings and gold mining past
- Adel’s Grove adjacent to spectacular Lawn Hill National Park and a farmstay at Wambiana
- Richmond with its fascinating Dinosaur Museum
- Crab & Croc Cruise at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria
- Tropical Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands
Your Tour Escort - Scott Perkins
Scott Perkins lives in Darwin and loves outback Australia. He grew up on a sheep property near Winton in Queensland and in Townsville. During a long army career, Scott served in many parts of Australia as well as overseas. He left the Army to take up a position as General Manager of a Correctional Centre which, in addition to the normal range of activities, included a dairy and irrigated pasture. Scott completed an MBA before taking up management positions in the sugar industry, mining and government. Scott retains a lifetime interest in agriculture and is a director of Quadrant Australia.