When the southern states are in the midst of winter, why not escape from the cold and travel north to explore Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’? Start in Brisbane and travel through the fertile and productive Darling Downs region then travel northwards visiting large-scale cattle properties and a diverse range of agricultural enterprises to see how Queensland’s primary industries operate. Discover the stories of historic towns in western Queensland and visit renowned natural attractions along the way, including spectacular Carnarvon Gorge with its gorges and towering sandstone cliffs, hidden in the rugged ranges of Queensland’s central highlands. Further north see the variety of horticultural enterprises operating on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland and lastly, relax in the tropical city of Cairns and have the option to visit either the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest. This is a great winter escape.
- Visit the fertile and productive Darling Downs region
- Stay for two nights at spectacular Carnarvon Gorge National Park
- Watch the livestock auction at Roma Regional Saleyards
- Visit the Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Outback Museum
- Spend time on the Atherton Tablelands and in the tropical city of Cairns
Your Tour Escort - Kees Van Haasteren
Kees is from the Netherlands and began his working career with the Curacao Trading Company in Amsterdam before emigrating to Australia. He immediately became involved in agriculture, ultimately managing a large mixed property in NSW. Kees has an Advanced Diploma of Farm Management and has a keen interest in Landcare and sustainability. With his foreign language skills (English, Dutch, Spanish, German and French) and extensive agricultural knowledge, Kees provides a unique resource for Australian and international visitors.