Australia’s first Agritourism Summit heads to the NSW Southern Highlands

Australia’s first Agritourism Summit heads to the NSW Southern Highlands
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Australia’s first Agritourism Summit is set to take place on Thursday, 29 August in the NSW Southern Highlands.

    The event is where tourism and farming connect in an insightful and practical day-long event for farmers. The event will offer a unique opportunity for aspiring and established agritourism entrepreneurs to gain valuable knowledge and network with industry leaders.

    The Summit will feature expert speakers who will share their journeys on building and expanding an agritourism business. Attendees will learn from successful case studies, gain practical advice on how to start their own agritourism on-farm experience, and discover the latest trends shaping the future of the industry.

    Sessions will cover a range of topics including how to deliver a visitor experience while running your day- to-day farming operations, regulatory considerations, marketing tips and sustainable practices. Attendees will leave equipped with actionable ideas to take their businesses to the next level.

    Event founder and farmer himself Gary Fitzroy said: “I created the Agritourism Summit to help farmers understand how to connect their passion and knowledge with visitors, while also adding a new revenue stream to their farming operations.

    “Whether it be a farm stay, farm tour or pick your own produce experience, agritourism allows visitors to get a taste of the people, produce and lifestyle of farming.”

    Program highlights include keynote presentations where industry leaders will share their personal journeys and strategies for success in the agritourism sector.

    Panel sessions will delve into current trends, challenges, and opportunities in agritourism and provide practical tools and techniques for business growth and innovation. There will be plenty of networking opportunities to connect with fellow farmers, industry experts, and potential partners in a collaborative environment.

    The Summit will take place at Peppers Manor House, Bowral which offers an idyllic setting for this event, combining modern amenities with the charm of the Southern Highlands. With strictly limited seats available, early registration is highly recommended to secure a spot and benefit from early bird rates of $195 plus GST.

    Agritourism Summit runs in conjunction with the AgriShow a dedicated farm field day running at Moss Vale Showground August 30 and 31, conference registrations include free access to the AgriShow.

    Agritourism Summit is supported proudly by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW.

    To book your seat and take advantage of early bird rates click HERE. Includes morning and afternoon tea, light lunch.

    Feature image: Destination NSW

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