Travel across the vast savannah plains of far north Queensland and visit major cattle stations and leading properties. 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 short and dynamic fact-finding tour includes a range of visits that include some of the best cattle and cropping operations in the north, as well as Richmond with its Dinosaur Museum. There’s also free time at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria, and at Adel’s Grove near Lawn Hill Gorge, one of Queensland’s outback treasures.
– Major cattle stations and leading irrigated cropping properties
– Charters Towers with its historic 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 grew up on a sheep property near Winton in Queensland and in Townsville. During a long army career, he 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.