Popular tours

At Agricultural Tours Riverina (ATR), we have developed strong networks with agribusinesses and government agencies across the region. It means we’re able to bring you the best agricultural tour itineraries at the most affordable prices.

Here are our most popular, pre-planned agricultural tours of the Riverina:

  1. Farming in the Riverina
  2. Organic Agriculture: Sustainability on the Table
  3. Rice Farming in the Riverina
  4. Water in the Riverina
  5. Wine Appreciation
  1. Farming in the Riverina

Location: Leeton/Griffith

Duration: One to three days, your choice

Goal: Demonstrate the complexity of systems for growing produce and delivering food from the Leeton area to metropolitan markets and other consumers.

Tour group: Designed for adults and senior students (maximum group size is 55 persons)

What to wear: Wide-brimmed hat and clean, robust, fully enclosed shoes. People with dust or pollen allergies should take their usual precautions.

Overview

The Farming in the Riverina tour takes in the region’s key farming enterprises (seasonal), including rice, vegetable, citrus, nut, tree fruit and viticulture, as well as the water management activities that sustain them. You will visit commercial farms, research sites, historical sites and water management systems in operation. Industry experts will be on-hand to share their insights.

Tour fee: Includes entry fees, disbursements to speakers and farmers, hire of safety clothing and accompaniment by a local tour organiser.

Changes to the itinerary may be accommodated, by request.

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  1. Organic Agriculture: Sustainability on the Table

Location: Leeton/Griffith

Duration: One day

Goal: Highlight the range of organic food produce grown in the Riverina.

Tour group: Designed for adults and students (maximum group size is 55 persons)

What to wear: Wide-brimmed hat and clean, robust, fully enclosed shoes. People with dust or pollen allergies should take their usual precautions.  

Overview

The Organic Agriculture tour explores commercial organic food production in the Riverina. Certified organic farmers and organics industry association representatives will provide information and insight about this alternative farming system in the Riverina.

Tour fee: Includes visits to four organic farms, entry fees, disbursements to speakers and farmers, relevant published documents and accompaniment by a local tour organiser.

Changes to the itinerary may be accommodated, by request.

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  1. Rice Farming in the Riverina

Location: Leeton/Griffith

Duration: One day

Goal: Showcase the Riverina rice industry.

Tour group: Designed for adults and students (maximum group size is 55 persons)

What to wear: Wide-brimmed hat and clean, robust, fully enclosed shoes. People with dust or pollen allergies should take their usual precautions.  

Overview

Most of the rice grown in Australia is concentrated in the Murrumbidgee and Murray valleys of Southern NSW. The Rice Farming in the Riverina tour takes in the local industry and the irrigation practices that sustain it. You will visit a commercial rice farm, historical sites and water management systems in operation. Rice industry experts will provide their first-hand knowledge and insights.

Tour fee: Includes entry fees, disbursements to speakers and farmers, and accompaniment by a local tour organiser.

Changes to the itinerary may be accommodated, by request.

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  1. Water in the Riverina

Location: Leeton/Griffith

Duration: One day

Goal: Demonstrate the productive uses of water in Australia’s biggest and oldest irrigation scheme.

Tour group: Designed for adults and senior students (maximum group size is 55 persons)

What to wear: Wide-brimmed hat and clean, robust, fully enclosed shoes. People with dust or pollen allergies should take their usual precautions.  

Overview

The Water in the Riverina tour highlights the multiple roles played by water in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. You will visit sites involved in using water for farming, product processing, municipal, ecosystem management, and for recreation. Farmers, water managers and ecologists will be among the line-up of presenters who will share their insights on the day.

Tour fee: Includes entry fees, disbursements to speakers and farmers, and accompaniment by a local tour organiser.

Changes to the itinerary may be accommodated, by request.

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  1. Wine Appreciation

Location: Leeton/Griffith//Coleambally

Duration: Flexible

Goal: Designed for groups interested in learning about wine products, wine production techniques, and ownership models and marketing strategies (especially for export), from award-winning winemakers in the Western Riverina Region.

Tour group: Designed for adults (maximum group size is 55 persons)

What to wear: Wide-brimmed hat and clean, robust, fully enclosed shoes. People with dust or pollen allergies should take their usual precautions.  

Overview:

Approximately one-quarter of all Australian table wine is produced in the Western Riverina Region of NSW – a genuine wine-producing area, not a wine theme park. The Wine Appreciation tour incorporates a variety of wineries, insights into production and styles, plus a broader range of rural activities and enterprises, if requested. 

Tour fee: Includes entry fees, disbursements to speakers and farmers, and accompaniment by a local tour organiser.

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Important information about all ATR tours

Our tour itineraries involve visits to operational farms and factories. Itineraries may change at short notice due to the availability of sites or site managers, or operational, weather, road or other conditions. In the event that any site is unavailable on any occasion, appropriate alternative sites or sequences of visits will be negotiated with your tour representative.

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