If you’ve ever wondered how cattle stations and cropping enterprises in the Northern Territory operate, then this tour is for you. Commencing in the tropical and colourful city of Darwin, the tour travels through the Top End and finishes in Mt Isa, providing a unique insight into the workings of these vast cattle empires – many are household names and the stuff of legends. Based predominantly around the Douglas Daly and Katherine regions, you’ll be exposed to many aspects of cattle management – Territory style, including breeding, feeding, backgrounding, yarding and live cattle exports, on both family-run and large company owned stations. It’s not all cattle though, there’s also the opportunity to visit some innovative cropping enterprises and to hear the stories of the old days. You’ll also visit some of the NT’s iconic and spectacular national parks, including Litchfield, Nitmuluk (Katherine Gorge) and Gregory, as well as the extraordinary Lost City at Cape Crawford, inland from the Gulf of Carpentaria. If you love cattle and cropping and the wide-open spaces, this is the tour for you.
- Visit iconic and progressive cattle stations and innovative cropping and horticultural enterprises
- Visit the productive Douglas Daly region and stay at Tipperary Station
- Cruise on spectacular Katherine Gorge and experience the rich biodiversity and beauty of Litchfield National Park
- Scenic helicopter flight over the Southern Lost City
- Journey through remote regions, meeting ‘Territorians’ who call these places home
Your Tour Escort - Bill Dunlop
Bill Dunlop has had a lifetime involvement in the beef industry across all areas of Australia. Bill has been a cattle producer, a general manager and president of breed associations and a breed society world president. This experience has involved pure breeding, cross breeding and composite breeds. Bill has led tours to Eastern Europe, North America, the UK and Australia.