Testimonials

Dot Smith, Oamaru

For a good number of years Neil & I have been travelling with CR McPhail, on tours that have taken us to many parts of the globe. Being farmers ourselves and leading extremely busy lives we have thoroughly enjoyed joining tours with likeminded people. Seeing cutting edge technology, cultural and scenic hot spots, all this and being truly spoilt at the end of a busy day with fabulous accommodation and meals. Often quaint old towns with plenty of areas for me to explore with my camera.

Our tours have always had a good balance of sightseeing, history and technical component. We have been places we would never get to travelling on our own. There is nothing better than having everything organised for us so we can sit back, relax and enjoy every day’s new experiences. We can’t wait for our next adventure!

Jeff Ware, 2016

The tour of the Perth area and southern Africa with your company has been another great life experience  for Dale and myself. As repeat clients we appreciate the professionalism you provide, the exciting and varied itinerary, good accommodation, transport, and excellent, well informed guides. Meeting the farmers, local villagers, and of course the amazing amount of wildlife were just some of the highlights. Having a feeling of being secure and safe helped us enjoy the tour to its utmost. Thanks Ron & Monyeen.

Trish Scheres, Waikato

Back from another amazing trip! (my 4th with C R McPhail). China is the most amazing place. Ron and his team really turned it on with the first Fonterra Farmers trip. The hotels were beautiful – we kept saying they couldn’t get better but they did!

A lovely mix of farming venues and sight seeing – the Great Wall, Terracotta Army and then the cruise down the Yangtze to see the 3 Gorges Dam.. mind blowing and should be on everyones bucket list. So many highlights, too many to mention but the food, the people and the culture plus many friends made on the trip.. a lifetime of memories.

Sharon Parkes, Picton

“Just back from the Top End and Kimberley Cattle Tour. What an amazing eye opening tour with huge wide open spaces, very large (up to 2million ha) cattle stations many thousands of cattle and very genuine people we met on this trip. If I was in my 20s I would be over there like a shot gaining the experience of living and working in this area. A tour we would recommend for anyone wanting to see one of the last outposts in Australia. There is so much to rave on about but not enough space!!”

Liz & Chris Trower, Morrinsville

“Thank you both for a really wonderful trip. Without the infrastructure of good guides, nice hotels and a very well planned itinerary (to China) we could have missed so much.”

Jeff & Dale Ware, 2014

“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.”

Derek and Janet Spratt

“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.”

Mrs Liu Ning, Deputy Chief Foreign Affairs Office of Qinghai Province, China

“Thank you very much for your help and kindness. We have had a wonderful trip in New Zealand.”

Dr. Ross, Holland IDLAB Organising Committee

“We appreciate your efforts to meet our requests as you planned three separate tour programmes. This was not a straightforward exercise particularly the action option. Thank you again for your significant contribution to the outstanding success of the conference.”

Mr Chin Ziao, Director of Chongqing Foreign Affairs Office, China

“Thank you so much for your excellent arrangements and hard work for the Chongqing Municipal Delegation to New Zealand that has been proven a great success.”

Keith Hicks, Agricultural Leadership Group, United States

“I would like to thank you so much for the hard work and your time in our visit to New Zealand. The tour was excellent and we learned a great deal about your country and people.”

Karen and David, Western Australia

“Thank you so much for your great organisational skills. We had a fabulous holiday and especially enjoyed some of the farm stays. Thank you for doing such a great job for us.”

James Murphy, CEO Nenagh Co Op, Ireland

“May I take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for organising a most informative and enjoyable tour for our Co Op. The fact that everything ran on schedule was of mutual benefit and made the whole trip a memorable occasion.”

Gie and Martien, Belgium

“Together we have enjoyed a splendid time in this magnificent country. Working with you was always a real pleasure. Time after time you put in extra effort to accommodate our wishes.”

Elizabeth Radley, Cheshire, England

“Thank you for a fantastic tour. You showed off your beautiful country to perfection and made everything so very interesting. Your organising was second to none and everything ran so smoothly.”