A doorway to a whole new understanding

School excursions and field trips are one of our specialties.

Agricultural Tours Riverina can supply NESA accredited, experienced and locally knowledgeable teachers with current WWCC to accompany your school tour or college group excursion. We carry insurances to $20m for both Public Liability and Products Liability. We are hygiene- and safety- aware when choosing sites to visit. (We have to be, as biosecurity, animal welfare and COVID-19 issues are as important to people we visit as they are to you and your students.) We are used to unpacking and operationalising curriculum and educational project concepts. Please be specific in describing to us what you want your students to achieve from any tour we design for you.

We have arranged successful extended excursions for university students and staff in agricultural sustainability, biosecurity issues, WHS practices, rural health and plant variety breeding. We have also arranged agricultural activities for high school students focused on irrigation water management, food technology, sustainable agricultural practices and business studies including supply chains in nominated industries. For teachers we have arranged tours looking at soil health, the tree nut industry, fish farming and technologically advanced food technology. For pre-schoolers we have arranged close-up experiences with cattle, emus, pigs and other farm animals.

Image: Senior food technology group sees where most of Sydney’s morning OJ originates.

Senior Secondary Food Technology students visit the Riverina source of much of Sydney's breakfast OJ.

The NSW Riverina exhibits environments ranging from alpine to almost arid and from riverine to dry uplands. Communities range from regional cities (Wagga Wagga, 70,000 population) to small pastoral service towns (Narrandera, 4,000 population) and towns purpose-built to service the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Scheme (Leeton, Coleambally, Griffith). There is a wealth of material of interest to students engaged in many subjects in the Australian curriculum.

Image: Senior secondary students at a Narrandera apiarist’s facility – for a project on sustainable farming

Let us advise you on how to meet your school’s health and safety policies related to excursions.

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.