Join well-known Pasture Agronomy Service (PAS) owner, Mark Lucas, and immerse yourself in the rugged and ancient landscape of the Kimberley, traversing the region from west to east. Commencing in the romantic town of Broome, visits include a local cattle station and rural supplies store, as well as Paspaley Pearls, to learn about the history of pearling from the pioneers of the industry. Travel north to Cape Leveque to see the spectacular Horizontal Falls, described as “one of the greatest natural wonders of the world”. Head eastwards and visit remote cattle stations to experience station life, spend a day exploring the Bungle Bungles and visit outback towns to discover the secrets of their origins and their survival today. In Kununurra, visit a diverse array of agricultural and horticultural enterprises that show the amazing potential of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme. Take a cruise on mighty Lake Argyle and visit the home of the pioneering Durack family who were one of the first families to lay the foundation for the establishment of the cattle empires we know today. This is a wonderful Kimberley adventure.
- Rugged landscapes, outback cattle stations, innovative and diverse agriculture
- The Bungle Bungles – one of the world’s most fascinating geological landmarks
- Highlights of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme
- Cruise on the spectacular and vast Lake Argyle
- This tour operates away from the tourist areas, so accommodation and transport may not be what you’d find in more conventional areas!
Your Tour Escort - Mark Lucas
Mark Lucas, the principal of Pasture Agronomy Service, is a highly-regarded agronomist/consultant based in Tumut NSW. He is widely accepted as an innovator and largely responsible for the adoption of pasture direct drilling and tetraploid ryegrass in southern NSW and Victoria. Mark is also the co-principal of Reiland Angus at Tumut (founded in 1973), which sells 180 bulls per annum and exports heifers to China and Russia. Over 1400 registered and commercial cows are run to produce feeder steers and breeding females. Mark is well travelled and together with Quadrant Australia, he has led a number of study tours focusing on pasture improvement and cattle, to South America, Russia, the United States of America and New Zealand. In 2020, Mark was planning to lead a tour exploring agriculture in China and Inner Mongolia, however Covid 19 put paid to that. We are delighted that Mark has chosen to visit the Kimberley region in 2022.