What is Agritourism?
What is involved?
You can generate income from agritourism by opening your farm for part or all of each year. You might offer accommodation, tours or produce – for example, visitors to a working farm property might sample some activities like these:
- visit farm animals
- taste local wine or honey
- pick fresh produce
- ride a pony
- milk a cow
- enjoy a hay ride
- see a shearing demonstration
- shop in your own farm gift or craft shop
- stay on the farm in b & b accommodation
- use a camping site
- feed animals
- stay in tent style accommodation
- learn about some aspect of farming
- try bush tucker
- hear stories about the early days – bushrangers etc.
Why join in?
Agritourism helps you diversify your economic base as well as that of your local community. It also allows visitors to experience what it is like to be part of the land.
Your opportunities are rapidly growing because people are increasingly interested in how food is produced.
Many children living in urban areas may have never seen farm animals up close. They may also be unaware of how food is grown.