Agribusiness - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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A leading location to study Agribusiness

The Sunshine Coast’s geography and climate gives it a significant natural advantage in the food production industry and is quickly developing into one of Australia’s most prominent food growing regions.

Sample schedule/Activities



 Day 1
Arrive and check-in to hotel

Pick-up at Brisbane airport and check-in to Sunshine Coast hotel.

 Day 2
Tour of the Sunshine Coast and welcome dinner

Tour of the Sunshine Coast and welcome dinner

The tour provides an interesting perspective of some of the Coast’s treasured tourist assets:

  • Noosa Biosphere / National Park: Home to wildlife such as koalas and echidnas along the protected coastline where rainforest meets the sea.

  • Hinterland Montville / Maleny: Explore tropical rainforests and waterfalls.

  • Mount Coolum: A quick and easy hike to the top, at the bottom enjoy Coolum beach.

  • Welcome dinner: Guest speakers will engage you in the possibilities of your future.
 Day 3
Campus tour and Innovation Centre

Experience the unique blended learning capabilities of USC.

Enjoy a boardroom lunch with members from the Sunshine Coast Council and some of Australia’s most innovative companies and members of USC Innovation Centre, such as Grow Coastal – the Sunshine Coast’s first food accelerator.

 Day 4
The Sunshine Coast's food supply chain

Sunshine Coast Local Harvest From Paddock to Plate - Sunshine Coast Regional Food Directory is a comprehensive guide of the Sunshine Coast producers, growers and processors based in the region.

Kunara Organic Market - Visit Kunara Organic Marketplace and learn about the primary producers and companies they support. Enjoy samples of their products as well as lunch with them while hearing the story of how they have started.

Learn about all the sectors of the Sunshine Coast’s food supply chain from these successful local experts.

 Day 5
Gourmet Garden and Walker Farm Foods

Gourmet Garden is a successful, environmentally and health conscious Australian business with a wide range of valuable knowledge in agribusiness.

Walker Farm Foods is a responsible farm with high quality animal welfare as well as produce. Be inspired by their commitment and dedication for beef, chicken and chicken egg production.

 Day 6  
Buderim Ginger Factory

Buderim Ginger Factory - From a small ginger farming community, Buderim Ginger has come a long way to holding the status of the world’s finest ginger producers, food processors and tourist destinations. Learn about their history and how they have reached success from both their growers and producers as well as their marketing team.

 Day 7
Noosa Yoghurt and Maleny Dairies

Noosa Yoghurt - Visit Queensland Yoghurt and learn about how Noosa Yogurt made its way from the beach town of Noosa all the way to grocery store shelves around the United States.

Maleny Dairies - After only 16 years, Maleny Dairies has easily become one of the Sunshine Coast’s most successful businesses. Take a guided tour of their facilities, and learn about their growing social media marketing skills.

3 Day K'gari-Fraser Island and Great Barrier Reef tour

1 Day Tour of K'gari-Fraser Island - K'gari-Fraser Island is a heritage-listed island located along the south-eastern coast of the state of Queensland, Australia. It is the world largest sand island stretching 120kms.

2 Day Tour of Lady Elliot Island - Lady Elliot Island is a coral cay located at the southern tip of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. Situated within a highly protected ’Green Zone’ the island is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, and unspoilt coral reef.