Exploring the Top End cotton industry | Rabobank
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Tour Highlights

This six day tour kicks off in Darwin, before traveling across the north, encompassing the emerging Katherine, Kununurra, and Ord Valley cotton regions.

Get a front row seat to learn about the emerging industry’s development and strategy, the on farm and ginning innovation and how pioneering growers have overcome the challenges and embraced the opportunities.

Experience the diversity of the Northern Territory’s emerging cotton industry with visits to innovative businesses, research and diversification initiatives, as well as exploring the Ord River Irrigation Scheme/Lake Argyle and surround cotton development.

What can you expect to gain from this experience:

  • Understand the emerging cotton market in the Top End
  • Learn about water management and inputs
  • Meet and get to know the Top End’s new cotton growers
  • Insights into new production system and management
  • Look at integrated farming businesses

Tour Dates*

Commencing:    Thursday 10 August 2023

Concluding:       Wednesday 16 August 2023

Tour Fees**

Single occupancy:    AUD $4,950 per person

Twin share:                 AUD $4,250 per person

(incl taxes)


Registrations are now closed.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Shayne Sice, Manager, Client & Community Engagement.

*Tour dates are inclusive.

** Tour fee is per person and includes 5 night’s accommodation, most meals, transport during the tour, lesiure passes/activities, farm tours and industry visits, and guest speakers.

Please note:
Return flights and transfers into Darwin and out of Darwin are not included in the tour fee. The itinerary may be subject to change. For example, if anything happens outside of our control. If such a change cannot be avoided, we will organise an alternative arrangement and notify you as soon as possible.

*Knowledge tours are available to Rabobank agribusiness clients only.

Minimum Numbers & Seasonal Conditions:
The tour will proceed with minimum numbers (as decided by Rabobank). In the event that the required numbers are not reached Rabobank reserves the right to postpone or cancel. In addition adverse dry or wet conditions may mean Rabobank reserves the right to postpone or cancel.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Shayne Sice, Manager of Knowledge and Networks.