Welcome to our CEO’s trip to Lightning Ridge, the Opal Capital of Australia in northern NSW.
Rural Aid is excited to announce this unique opportunity to network amongst 50 leading CEO’s, learn about current farming trends and market opportunities, business opportunities in the Northern New South Wales regions and enjoy the fine foods, wines and beers our farmers produce for all Australians.
Your trip here will begin on October 5th 2018. Departing Sydney mid morning flying to Moree, you’ll travel west via Walgett and north to Lightning Ridge to a camp site on a 40,000 acre sheep station.
Upon departing Walgett for the final hour you’ll receive a complimentary gift box including wines, beers and food samples from some of New South Wales finest producers. In addition you’ll be joined by local council representatives and a farmer who will brief you on the weekend, the background of the region and its opal history, it’s opportunities and challenges and then share a video of the region.
Upon arriving at your designated campsite, you’ll be allocated a tent and receive general instructions for the campsite and be shown the facilities.
Friday evening will see you enjoy more varieties of cheeses and wines and beer before enjoying a BBQ dinner provided by a local community group.
Saturday after a hearty breakfast will see you pair up with another CEO and be collected by a local farmer. It’s during this time together on the Saturday that you’ll share knowledge, business tips, farming opportunities and challenges. You’ll share lunch with the farmer and his/her family and late in the afternoon arrive back at camp for our formal Under the Stars Dinner.
Joined by the 25 farmers and partners with local dignitaries, we’ll discuss the day and the learning’s and enjoy a wonderful meal from local produce Under the Stars accompanied by one of Australia’s finest country music artists.
As the night wears on we hope you’ll enjoy the fabulous surroundings, network amongst yourselves and the new friends you’ve made during your stay.
Sunday morning we’ll supply a hearty breakfast once again visit some tourist attractions, put you back on our coach bound for Moree where you’ll connect with your early evening flight back to Sydney. We hope to have you back in the arms of your loved ones by mid evening.
This trip will be amazing. In all our previous CEO experiences visiting farms, whilst they may own a farm closer to their home town or know a little about farming, getting out and experiencing a different type of farming and property size has changed many an opinion and opened many an eye.
Departure Date from Sydney – October 5th 2018
Return Date to Sydney – October 7th 2018
Property – Bangate Station
Destination – Lightning Ridge NSW
Come and join us on this weekend of experience, you’ll not be disappointed. Register for Lightning Ridge 2018 now.