The Australian Outback holds endless fascination with vast distances and extreme landscapes. Discover for yourself the diverse and productive agriculture and scenic splendour of Australia’s Top End and witness the changes that are transforming the cattle industry across the Territory. This tour provides the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the early pioneers and visit some of Australia’s famous cattle stations, many of them larger than most people can comprehend. You’ll get to hear the stories and appreciate the rich history of the outback and experience Australia’s ancient landscapes, including the stunning waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the World Heritage sites of Kakadu and Katherine Gorge. Across the border in Western Australia’s East Kimberley region, where the Duracks were pioneers in the cattle industry, you’ll be amazed at the diversity in agricultural and horticultural enterprises made possible by the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.
- Productive agricultural enterprises around Darwin and Kununurra
- Scenic highlights of Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks
- Cruises at Yellow Waters and Lake Argyle
- Highlights of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme and Argyle Homestead – home of the legendary Durack family
Note: This tour operates away from tourist areas, so accommodation and transport may not be what you’d find in more conventional areas!
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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.