Professional tour for grain and cattle breeding farmers

Grain and cattle breeding industry professional’s tour Australia and New Zealand

14 days, 13 nights

Sydney — 3 nights, ферма — 1 night, Gold Coast — 2 nights, Cairns — 3 nights, Auckland — 2 nights, Hamilton— 1 night, Rotorua — 1 night

TOUR  ITINERARY  RUSSIAN  ENGLISH

1 Arrival in Sydney. Upon arrival at the Sydney airport, you will be meeting with the Russian Speaking Guide (RSG), followed by a transfer to the hotel (early check in).

12:00 Individual Sydney City tour with RSG 4 h & Harbour Highlights Cruise 1,15 h

This tour is a thorough introduction to Sydney and its neighbours. Travel to Manly Beach for a wonderful stroll along The Corso to see the beach that has made Manly famous. Along the way to Manly, you will view Darling Harbour and then cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Stop at Milsons Point for spectacular views of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Enjoy views from Seaforth Lookout and stop at Arabanoo Lookout for a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy your time at Manly beach before heading back to Sydney via the exclusive and trendy suburbs of Neutral Bay and Mosman. You may choose to upgrade to include a luncheon cruise to create a perfect end to the day.

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The most famous of all the Sydney Harbour sightseeing tours, this cruise shows you what public and private Sydney are really all about. The cruise covers the Main Harbour attractions such as the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and Fort Denison before cruising the magnificent upper reaches of Middle Harbour where palatial waterfront homes, parks, beaches and marinas show Sydney life at its best.

18:30 Sydney Tower Buffet Dinner with RSG 1,5 h.

Iconic Sydney Tower Restaurant is the highest revolving restaurant in the southern hemisphere. It’s the ideal location to enjoy all Sydney has to offer from over three-hundred metres above the city centre spanning its gorgeous harbour across to the Blue Mountains Taking a leisurely seventy minutes to complete a full revolution, you are treated to a three-hundred and sixty degree panoramic view of Sydney.

2Breakfast at the hotel.  8.30 Depart Sydney with RSG.

9.45 Arrive at Leppington Pasture Company. Please note Leppington is only available on Wednesdays. Leppington – American style feedlot operation — This company milks 1800 and 2000 cows three (3x) times daily using Herringbone pit milking system. The tour includes milking shed, calving shed, feed preparation, milk handling area and cow bedding sheds and stalls. The dairy is similar to large operations in the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia. The parlor is a Magnum 40 double 36 Westfalia-Surge Herringbone. The design and operation of the dairy is an amalgamation of US and German Technology. The dairy has a unique system whereby most of the milking components, including electronics are situated in a subway, this ensures the longevity of the hardware.

Leppington

12.30 Lunch at Local Restaurant

14.00 Arrive at “Glenmore” Glenmore —  typical Australian style dairy farming, 50% feedlot, 50% grazing a 400 acre dairy farm milking up to 250 Holsteins in a walk through milking unit.  Average production per cow is 6,300 litres, 75,000 litres per year.  Tour the farm with the owners, Moore family, inspecting stock, pasture, the breeding program and facilities.  Inspect milking sheds and the milking process.

15.30 Depart. Farmstay accommodation in the Hawkesbury, Dinner.

3Breakfast. 8.00 Leave Hawkesbury to Bathurst. 10.00 Arrive at Brucedale. Brucedale is a 3000 acre sheep, cattle and cropping property. This is a 6th generation historic property owned by John and Margaret Suttor. Farming is conducted by their son David. Brucedale won’t be cropping much Wheat in February but there will be approximately 200 acres of oats. There should be some lucerne growing (depending on weather conditions over next few months). Talk and inspection of Brucedale with be held with David Suttor. 

Brucedale

12.00 Depart.  12.30 Lunch at local restaurant.  13.30 Transfer to local grain property.

14.00 Arrive at Bestwick Farm.  This is 3,000 acre property with approximately 1500 acres being permanently cropped with either wheat, canola or lupins. The property also runs approximately 3,250 sheep mostly merino with some fat lamb production.

 15.30 Depart.  Dinner

4 Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Tour to the Blue Mountains and Wildlife Park with RSG 10 h.

Depart from the city via Anzac Bridge, stopping for morning tea at Featherdale Wildlife park. Working our way up the mountains we stop at Govetts Leap lookout for a photo opportunity. Follow the Cliff Drive with views over Jamison Valley, Echo Point and the Three Sisters. Take a ride on the world’s steepest railway — Scenic Railway, the Skyway Cable Car or the new Sceniscender Cable Car (rides at own expense). Depart Scenic Skyway for a quick photo stop at Narrowneck Lookout before travelling to Sydney’s Olympic site and joining a cruise along Parramatta River, concluding at Circular Quay. (lunch at your own expense)

19.00 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

5Breakfast box. 05.00 Transfer to the airport, flight Sydney – Gold Coast, departure at 7.00, arrival at 7.20, JQ 402. Upon arrival at the Gold Coast airport you will be meeting with the RSG. 8.20 You will be stopping at the hotel to leave your luggage, then continue the tour to Tambourine mountain.

 O’Reillys and Mt Tamborine tour with RSG 8 h. O’Reillys and Mt Tamborine Iconic O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat is situated in the heart of the World Heritage listed Lamington National Park with spectacular panoramic views of the McPherson Ranges. The scenic drive will take us via quaint Tamborine Mountain’s shopping precinct through the township of Canungra where you can sample Queensland made wines, the fertile Canungra Valley and army training grounds before climbing 1000 metres through a subtropical rainforest to the scenic Treetop Walk at O’Reilly’s. En route we visit the Alpaca Farm with its unique retail outlet and quality alpaca products, finer than cashmere. Along the road, spot pretty faced wallabies, exotic birds and if you are lucky, a koala! (lunch at your own expense)

19.00 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

6Breakfast at the hotel. Free time for a swim in the Pacific Ocean & leisure on the beach.19.00 Dinner at the hotel without RSG.

 

7Breakfast box. 6.15 Transfer to the airport. Flight Gold Coast – Cairns, departure time 08.05, arrival at 10.30 JQ 966. Meeting by RSG, the tour will begin directly from the airport.

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Hartleys Crocodile Adventure tour with RSG 5.5 h. Take a half day tour at Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland. Join us for a unique eco experience on the lagoon cruise through the ecologically significant Melaleuca wetlands; the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife, including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries.

See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show and the opportunity to hold a crocodile for a photo (own expense). Discover the world’s most venomous snakes at the Snake Show before the return transfer to your accommodation. (lunch at your own expense)

19.00 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

8Breakfast at the hotel. 08:00 Outer Reef Full Day Cruise – Snorkel, group tour with RSG 8 h.

Reef Magic Cruises depart direct from Cairns to the Outer Great Barrier Reef spending 5 full hours at the spacious, all weather, Marine World Pontoon. Guests have both the time and space to enjoy the largest range of reef activities available in a relaxed, fun and personalized atmosphere. Suitable for all age groups and swimming abilities, activities include snorkeling, marine biologist presentation, fish feeding demonstration, semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory or simply relaxing on a sun-lounge. Optional activities, available at additional expense, include biologist guided snorkel tours, advance marine snorkel safari and scenic helicopter flights. The day includes morning and afternoon tea plus a hot and cold buffet lunch.

19.30 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

9 9 Breakfast box. 07.00 Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Skyrail & Tjapukai tour with RSG 8 h.

Your tour today offers the wonders of the rainforest, as well as unique indigenous culture. Meet your Indigenous guide at Tjapukai, who will show you the many attractions of this fascinating park. Glide over the rainforest with Skyrail, before free time in Kuranda. Use your Kuranda Boarding Pass to gain discounted entry to selected Kuranda attractions. This spectacular journey offers wonderful views as you wind your way to Kuranda, over bridges and through tunnels.

Your Driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using the Kuranda Boarding Pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions.
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park : On arrival, meet your Indigenous guide who will show you through the Park, including bush food demonstrations, didgeridoo demonstrations, movie theatres, fire making demonstrations and the famous Tjapukai Dance Troupe.
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At the scheduled time board Skyrail. Once aboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations enroute where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts.
Kuranda Village : Upon arrival in Kuranda, you have 2 hours free time to do your own exploring. The Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into many of the Kuranda Attractions a detailed map of Kuranda including key points of interest.
Kuranda Scenic Railway: Avoid the ticketing lines and board the Kuranda Scenic Railway, sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Barron Gorge on your journey to Freshwater Station. Disembark at Freshwater Station where a coach will be waiting to return you to your accommodation.

19.30 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

10Breakfast at the hotel. 08.00 Transfer to the airport, flight Sydney – Auckland, departure at 11.25, arrival at 22.15 (flight through Sydney). Upon arrival at the Auckland airport you will be meeting with the RSG, followed by a transfer to the hotel. Dinner on the plane at your own expense.

11Breakfast at the hotel. 09.00 This morning you will meet with you RSG and travel on the coach together.  Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland city 4 h. including entrance to the Sky Tower – Australasia’s tallest building.

 12.00 Return to your hotel. Lunch at your own expense. This afternoon is your leisure time.  19.30 Dinner at the hotel with RSG.

 12  Breakfast at the hotel. Auckland/Waitomo/Hamilton. Your guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and travel with you on your tour. 08.00 Depart by coach and travel into the heart of the New Zealand countryside.

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 11.00 Visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves where you will be taken on a guided tour. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.

 12.00 Approximate time the tour ends. Depart Waitomo by coach and return to Hamilton.

 14.30 Approximate return time to Hamilton. Upon arrival in Hamilton visit the internationally acclaimed Hamilton Gardens before returning to your hotel. You will have time to walk along the Waikato River banks and explore the city.   19.30 Dinner in the hotel with RSG.

13Breakfast at the hotel. Hamilton/Rotorua

08.00 Depart the hotel and travel by coach into Waikato dairy farming heartland. Travel to the thriving township of Morrinsville which is home to a variety of farm machinery specialists.  If you have time you may wish to stop and view some of the machinery. (companies of interest, Maber Motors and Piako Motors – Thames Street)

08.30 Stop for a brief visit to RD1, a dairy supply company owned by Fonterra and who have been supplying the dairy industry for over 100 years.  RD1 is committed to helping farmers reduce their costs and maximise their productivity.

09.00 Latest departure from Morrinsville to visit the dairy farm.

 09.30 Today you will visit a dairy farm that integrates all components currently available to New Zealand dairy farmers to create one of the most profitable farms in the country.  This autumn and spring calving property milks 900 crossbred cows on 232 ha through a 54 bale rotary.  The property has Protrack – electronic ID and auto drafting, automatic weighing, mill vat monitoring, water heating from the chillers and wireless networking for the computer from the house to the farm dairy with resolution mapping.

 11.30 Approximate time to depart the farm.  Continue your journey to Rotorua – New Zealand’s cultural and thermal wonderland.

 13.00 Arrive at Skyline Rotorua where you will take a leisurely uphill gondola ride and enjoy the extensive views of Rotorua, the surrounding lakes and geothermal areas.  At the top, Skyline offer a variety of activities and food experiences for you to enjoy during your visit.  (All activities and food is at own expense)

 

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14.00 Take the gondola down to meet your coach and depart to one of Rotorua’s most famous attractions, The Agrodome.

 14.30 Arrive at Agrodome.  Agrodome has available a booth where your Russian speaking guide can translate the show from.  The group will be given headphones.  A written fact sheet is also available in Russian. Please ask upon check in to ensure that this is put in place for you. Join the Agrodome show where you will see sheep shearing demonstrations and learn about farming in New Zealand in a light hearted presentation.

 16.00 Approximate time of arrival at your hotel. Check in to your hotel.

17.45 Please be in the hotel lobby ready to be collected by Mitai.  This evening enjoy an authentic Maori (Indigenous people) cultural concert and hangi (feast) and later walk through a floodlit native forest and see the iconic kiwibird and the world’s only living dinosaur, the Tuatara.You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the evening.

14Breakfast at the hotel. Rotorua/Auckland. 10.00 Join your coach and travel to Te Puia, the premier Maori cultural centre in New Zealand – a place of gushing waters, steaming vents, boiling mud pools and spectacular geysers. Meet your private Maori guide at Te Puia who will teach you about the Maori carvings, see towering geysers and bubbling mud pools. Depart Rotorua and return to Auckland International Airport where you will connect with your departing flight from New Zealand.