Wine boasts are not unfounded


Now we know many regions of Australia boast of their wine industries, but the NSW Riverina really does have something to boast about. 25% of all Australian table wines are produced in the region. The region’s 300 grape growers have 22,000 hectares of wine grapes on trellises sufficient in total length to circle the

Autumn activity for ATR


Agricultural Tours Riverina (ATR) has been involved in a number of projects in recent weeks, and the busy period is set to continue for some time yet. Domestic Tours As COVID restrictions fade away more Australians are taking opportunities to see their own regional areas. During April we conducted two day-long tours focusing on

Coleambally short tours now available


Coleambally is a small town purpose built in the 1970s to service the Coleambally Irrigation Scheme. Bruce Dalgleish is a local consultant agronomist who has employed his skills in producing high quality olive and wine grape products under the label “Yarrow Park Winery and Olive Grove”. Bruce asked us to contribute some short tours to

ATR obtains globally recognised Safe Travels Stamp


The World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp is offered to established travel companies able to show they have an active COVID Plan and standardized safe business practices. The Stamp, together with the COVID SAFE logo, provides a level of confidence for both the tourism trade and consumers that any business displaying the Stamp

What’s happening in the Riverina in Spring 2021


The Riverina region has something of interest happening at all times of the year. Late Winter sees fields being prepared for planting of annual summer crops. Among tree crops mandarins and Hamlin oranges continue to be harvested for both export and domestic markets. An army of backpackers and grey nomads and contract labourers can

Get your group together to understand the organic farming movement


For groups with any serious curiosity about organic farming systems.  Food and wine societies, educational groups, farmers, product buyers or any groups involved in intelligent tourism. Did you know that Australia contains more than 50% of the world’s farmland classified as organic? Agricultural Tours Riverina is about to release a new flexible tour itinerary