C R McPhail Agricultural Tours

Screen Shot 2015 12 01 at 11.21.24 AMWe are thrilled to announce we are now agents for C R McPhail Tours. C R McPhail Ltd provides special interest agricultural, technical and business tours, cultural tours and professional services for groups, individuals, travel agents, business and government organisations.

Their focus is on agricultural, technical and business tours the latter generally related to agriculture.They arrange both inbound and outbound tours and handle any aspect of agriculture as well as special interest and general tours. 

Please refer to website below for a full list of tours and email us if you would like to discuss further. 


In 2018 there are some great options and there are two in particular that we think you would enjoy, China and The Caribbean. See the links below to take a closer look.

After completing a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at Lincoln University Ron McPhail worked on farms in New Zealand and Australia before joining the Ministry of Agriculture.

As a consultant he worked in Taranaki, Wairarapa, Northern Hawke’s Bay and Manawatu. Seeing an opportunity to arrange tours for farmers he left MAF in 1992 to establish the company.

A long track record of successful tours means clients can be assured of a high standard of service that exceeds their expectations.

Many repeat clients demonstrate the quality of the service provided.

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“Your China tour has been the highlight of all our overseas adventures. This tour gave us a fantastic insight into the many facets of such a diverse and rapidly modernising extensive country. Meeting locals and welcomed inside their homes was very special. The Chinese tour guides were very helpful, personable and knowledgeable making the whole tour run smoothly. Don’t change the contents of this tour as all of it was fascinating and made it a journey of discovery. Thanks for the opportunity.” 

Jeff & Dale Ware

 “We have completed our third farming tour with C R McPhail. They have been China, Canada/Alaska Cruise, Central Europe and have enjoyed each one. The programs arranged for the tours are well thought out and have a very good mix of farm, agricultural related information meetings and sight seeing visits. The tour leaders are extremely competent and helpful. The same goes for the overseas guides so it all comes back to the excellent planning carried out by C R McPhail Ltd. We would have no hesitation in recommending an overseas farming tour with C R McPhail Ltd. Everything is taken care of and this lets you enjoy the trip.”

Derek and Janet Spratt

Agricultural Tours


Talk to us

0800 533 564
mobile: +64 272 306 474
ph: +64 3 688 1844