Whats Happening in the Riverina – January, February & March 2021


January You might have heard: It gets hot in the Riverina in summer. In fact, the long hot sunny days help make the region so productive. Good soils, predictable irrigation water supplies and high levels of rural technology are complemented by long hours of sunlight to encourage growth in the irrigated crops. January is

Quest Apartments Griffith


Late in 2020 we were approached by Sophie Sun, franchisee for Quest Apartments Griffith with a novel suggestion – could we arrange a tour offering insights and information about agriculture in the Riverina region? The tour was for all QUEST staff likely to come into contact with Apartment guests. The idea was to ensure

Citrus Harvest and Cherry Harvest In November


With cherry harvesting time just around the corner, it’s an exciting time for patrons of Agricultural Tours Riverina. Seedlings have been planted, fertilised and irrigated, they’ve grown and now they’re ready for picking, packing and distribution to markets across Australia and the rest of the world.  The Citrus Life Cycle The first stage of

Sustainable Tourism Returning To Riverina Post COVID-19


The reasons why people visit the Riverina are vast and vary greatly. There is an exceptional sense of a desire to return to earth when people from Australia’s capital cities call asking to visit the Riverina region. There is an innate human need to understand where food comes from and to gather an appreciation



and fish farms, malted grains, water markets, bioenergy production, jujubes, water management, automated farming, tree nuts, cotton ginning, food processing, soil microbiome enhancement, farm financing, biochar, flavour and aroma extraction, RAMSAR listed wetlands, liquorice, farm management techniques for growing climatic variability, regenerative farming techniques, art deco period and vernacular architecture, organic farming systems, different

Meet The Farmers: Peter and Erin Draper


Since the early 1980s visitors to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area from various countries have benefited enormously from technical and educational visits to Peter and Erin’s property “Willow Park”.  The Drapers have been important producers of more than a dozen irrigated crops for both commodity and contract quality seed markets, and of fat lamb and