Our Story

C R McPhail Ltd commenced business in 1992.

The focus of the company is on agricultural, technical and business tours the latter generally related to agriculture.

We arrange both inbound and outbound tours and handle any aspect of agriculture as well as special interest and general tours.

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.

In our video Managing Director Ron McPhail shares a bit of  this history and how specialising in agricultural tours takes people off the beaten track for truly local experiences. His passion for exploring culture and agribusiness, as well as the key tourism icons, in a wide variety of destinations throughout the world is a key part of every tour.

Based in Palmerston North the company is in an ideal central location to service clients throughout New Zealand and to cover the country for visitors.

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

A growing aspect of the business is arranging tours for other companies or organisations who wish to take clients and staff on overseas agribusiness trips.

Many repeat clients demonstrate the quality of the service provided.