Pre-Congress Tours

South Australian Produce Market Tour

The South Australian Produce Market is the premier fresh produce wholesale market for the state where over 250,000 tonnes of fresh produce with a wholesale value of over $590M is traded between our wholesalers, growers and retail operators every year. Discover more here.

Monday 24 June 2024 - SOLD OUT
AUD $60

5:30am – Depart Convention Centre
6:00am – Arrive at the Market for tour
7:00am – Breakfast
7:30am – Depart Market
8:00am – Arrive back to Convention Centre

Regional Potato Production Tours Post-Congress

Fresh Potato Sector

Mitolo Family Farms/National Wine Centre of Australia/South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI) 

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - SOLD OUT
AUD $220 per person inclusive of all transfers, refreshments

9:00am Depart Adelaide Convention Centre
9:45am Arrive Mitolo Family Farms, Virginia Packing Facility
The Story of Mitolo - Video
11:15am Depart Mitolo Family Farms
12.00pm Arrive National Wine Centre of Australia (luncheon and wine tasting)
2:00pm Depart National Wine Centre of Australia
2:25pm Arrive SARDI's Molecular Diagnostics Centre and see Food Group’s new pilot processing equipment and laboratories
4:30pm Depart SARDI's Molecular Diagnostics Centre
5:00pm Return to Adelaide Convention Centre
Night free

South Australian Research & Development Institute (SARDI)/ National Wine Centre of Australia/ Mitolo Family Farms

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - SOLD OUT
AUD $220 per person inclusive of all transfers, refreshments

9:15am Depart Adelaide Convention Centre
9:45am Arrive SARDI's Molecular Diagnostics Centre and see Food Group’s new pilot processing equipment and laboratories
11:45am Depart SARDI's Molecular Diagnostics Centre
12.00pm Arrive National Wine Centre of Australia (luncheon and wine tasting)
2:00pm Depart National Wine Centre of Australia
2:24pm Arrive Mitolo Family Farms, Virginia Packing Facility Depart Mitolo Family Farms
5:15pm Return to Adelaide Convention Centre
Night free

The Pye Group/Zerella Fresh, PariIla (South Australian Mallee) 

Thursday 27 June 2024 - SOLD OUT
AUD $75 per person inclusive of all transfers, refreshments

8.30am Depart Adelaide Convention Centre
11.00am Arrive The Pye Group /Zerella Fresh Parilla
Tour of packing shed and farm
HarvestEye root crop technology demonstration- Elders Ltd
1.00pm Delicious Lunch box and coffee cart/barista at Parilla
2.00pm Leave Parilla  
5.00pm Arrive Adelaide Convention Centre

Seed Potato Sector

Kangaroo Island – quarantined seed production area-Cooper Farming
Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery/Kangaroo Island Wool/False Cape Winery

Wednesday 26 June 2024 - SOLD OUT
Thursday 27 June 2024
AUD $365 per person inclusive of all transfers, refreshments

6:45am Depart Adelaide Convention Centre for Kangaroo Island (ferry from Cape Jervois)
9:45am Arrive at Kangaroo Island by ferry
Visit Seed Potato Producer, Peter Cooper, Cooper Farming 
11:55am Depart Cooper Farming
12:15pm Arrive Emu Ridge Eucalyptus Distillery (includes a BBQ lunch and optional cider tasting)

The tour will split into 2 groups for the afternoon, with one bus heading to KI Wool whilst the other heads to KI Spirits, before swapping venues. 

2:30pm Bus 1 arrive KIW Kangaroo Island Wool Pty
2:30pm Bus 2 arrive KIS Kangaroo Island Spirits Pty 
Kangaroo Island Spirits - South Australian Gin Distillery
3:25pm Bus 2 depart KI Spirits
3:30pm Bus 2 arrive KI Wool
3:40pm Bus 1 leave KI Wool for KI Spirits 
4:30pm Both busses depart for Penneshaw 
5:30pm Arrive KI Seafront The Kiosk in Penneshaw
Wine tastings and scrumptious regional food
6:45pm Depart KI Seafront The Kiosk in Penneshaw 
7:00pm Check in at the Ferry Terminal
7.30pm Depart on Ferry from Penneshaw to Cape Jervis
8.15pm Coach transfer from Cape Jervis to Adelaide Convention Centre
10:00pm Arrive Adelaide Convention Centre 

Kangaroo Island lies 13km off the South Australian mainland, southwest of Adelaide. With one-third of its landmass reserved as Conservation and National Parks, and a coastline spotted with world-class beaches, Kangaroo Island is known for the beauty of its natural environment. The Island’s economy, however, is dominated by agriculture.

In the early 2000s a few local sheep farmers diversified their businesses to trial seed potatoes. They found that Kangaroo Island offered ideal climatic conditions for the potato crops, and the industry on the Island grew from there.

Kangaroo Island’s geographical isolation and strict quarantine measures, help to restrict entry of pests and diseases. Currently, under the guidance of the PIRSA Biosecurity team, visitors to the Island are prohibited from bringing potatoes to KI, with the aim of restricting the movement of potato disease.

Kangaroo Island is now known for producing high-quality, disease-free early-generation potato seed, and has become an important part of the Australian potato industry as a whole. All the seed on the Island is independently inspected by the Australian Potato Industry Certification Authority (AUSPICA). This allows seed to be certified with AUSPICA labels after it has passed soil and plant testing, and tuber inspections.

Peter Cooper is a seed potato grower on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Over the past 15 years, he has built a thriving business, with the support of his wife, Meg, their children, Harry, Zac and Lottie, and his parents, Phil and Barb. Pete is an advocate for the potato industry, through his role as chairperson of the South Australian Potato Industry Trust, and as a member of Agriculture Kangaroo Island.

Cooper Farming produces approximately 1500 tonnes of seed potatoes annually, predominately early-generation seed for fresh market growers on the Adelaide Plains, the Mallee and the Riverland.  

Kangaroo Island Wool: a Legacy of Sustainable Excellence 

Kangaroo Island Wool, a pioneering Kangaroo Island company, sets a new standard in the wool industry with a focus on modern wool growing practices to produce supreme quality super fine merino wool. What truly distinguishes them is their ambitious move towards on-site, end-to-end manufacturing, ensuring control over quality and sustainability - this is the ultimate in Slow Fashion. Embracing innovation and eco-conscious practices, Kangaroo Island Wool leads the way for environmentally friendly, locally made, and high-quality woollen garments.You’ll embark on a true sensory experience, it includes an immersive 360° cinematic presentation, a guided walk through our mill and the chance to feel the unequalled touch of pristine super fine wool between your fingertips. Look back on our rich history, see our modern technology at work, and meet the people who produce the superior, sustainable garments we so proudly offer today. Cap off your tour with a visit to our showroom, where you can take home a piece of our exquisite craftsmanship.

Kangaroo Island Spirits

Embark on a guided tasting journey with our passionate staff at Kangaroo Island Spirits, where you'll explore the essence of craft distillation and savour the flavours of our award-winning gins. Your experience begins with a three-taster paddle of our finest gins, each expertly paired with a mixer and garnish to enhance its unique profile. Your knowledgeable host will provide insights into our distilling processes, highlighting the craftsmanship that goes into each bottle. Weather permitting, you'll also have the opportunity to tour either our distillery or botanical gardens. Whether you're a gin connoisseur or new to the world of craft spirits, our guided experience promises an unforgettable journey through the flavours and stories of Kangaroo Island Spirits. Cheers to discovery and the art of fine distillation.

Kangaroo Island Wool Promo Video

See South Australia Tours Post-Congress

North Adelaide to the Adelaide Hills
North Adelaide-Victorian architecture of national significance 
Cleland Wildlife Park – get close to our native koalas, kangaroos, wombats, wallabies, echidnas, birds
Hahndorf-a small town settled by 19th Century Prussian Lutheran migrants

Wednesday 26 June 2024 
AUD $155 per person

9.00am Depart Adelaide Convention Centre
9:15-10:00am Morning tour of North Terrace cultural precinct (Art Gallery, Museum, University of Adelaide). Travel through North Adelaide’s Victorian era terraced housing, past the famous Adelaide Oval and St Peters Anglican Cathedral with expert commentary.
10:45am-12:15pm Cleland Wildlife Park
12:45-1:45pm Lunch at Beerenberg Family Farm Café (business established in 1839)

  • Beerenberg hand crafted pie with a selection of Beerenberg sauces (vegetarian option available)
  • Strawberry ice-cream
  • Tea, coffee, soft drink or juice 

2:00-3:30pm Free time to explore the historic German village of Hahndorf
4:00-4:15pm Mt Lofty Summit
5:00pm Return to Adelaide Convention Centre
Night free

See South Australia Tours Post-Congress

Anlaby homestead and St Hugo Wines

Thursday 27 June 2024
AUD $288 per person inclusive of all transfers, refreshments

8.00am Depart Adelaide
Coach pick-up from the Adelaide Intercontinental Hotel
9.15am Arrive Anlaby
9.25am Guided tour of the garden
10.25am Devonshire tea and history of Anlaby
10.55am Guided tour of the homestead
12.00pm Lunch: 2 courses using local ingredients accompanied with local wine
12.45pm The Anlaby wool history (meet the sheep)
1.35pm Depart Anlaby
2.20pm Arrive St Hugo’s winery (Barossa Valley)
2.30pm Tour of the estate including the kitchen garden and the original vine planting
3.00pm Return to the tasting room for a tasting of a selection of the St Hugo wines
Depart winery
5.15pm Arrive Adelaide Intercontinental

Anlaby homestead and gardens provide unique guided tour experiences for anyone who wants to take a beautiful step back in time into South Australian history. Anlaby is the oldest merino sheep stud in South Australia, having been settled in 1839 after a mob of 18,000 sheep was walked overland from New South Wales on behalf of a settler named Frederick Dutton. In relatively short time, Frederick owned the largest flock of merino sheep in the State. The current homestead dates back to 1861. It has been continuously occupied and gives an amazing insight into how successive generations have adapted to life in the grand old building. In its heyday, the farm occupied an area of 160,000 hectares (250 sq miles) and the garden, tended by 14 gardeners under the watchful eye of the Head Gardener, covered 10 acres. Early plans of the garden date back to 1861. Highlights include mulberry trees planted in 1863, extensive rose gardens, a rockery dating back to 1910, a folly at the bottom of the garden and a unique terracotta tiled apple house. 

St Hugo is a story of legacy and reinvention, our team honour the traditions of winemaking legend Hugo Gramp. Grandson of pioneering vigneron Johann Gramp and founder of Gramp & Sons winery in 1847. Bringing his historical vision of not only the brand but the Barossa into the modern world. Guests will experience a personally-hosted Estate Tour including the rich history & heritage of St Hugo wines and the founding Gramp family. Then be seated in the stunning, heritage Stone Lounge building and experience a premium St Hugo wine tasting, showcasing their wines of Power & Elegance, hosted by our knowledge wine ambassador.

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Freephone (within Aus): 1800 193 405
Telephone : +64 9 360 1240

Address: Level 35, International Tower One 100 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

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