Agricultural Tours New Zealand
+64 7 981 5856
+64 21 242 6519
Address:587 Pencarrow Road
Agri-Travel International Introduction
Agri-Travel International specialises in horticultural and agricultural tours in and out of New Zealand. We're based in the heartland of New Zealand's dairy industry and work closely with both national and international companies, designing farm tours in NZ for a wide variety of visitor groups.
Agri-Travel have been offering a diverse range of New Zealand farm tours and agri-tech focused tours since 1992. As a founding member of Agricultural Tour Operators International we have gathered many agricultural contacts throughout the world, including farmers, consultants, processing plants, universities, factories and bio-tech/agri-business companies.
Our staff all have agricultural backgrounds, so we're well placed to combine our experience with knowledge of New Zealand to provide unique and meaningful farm tours for our clients.
Customised Agricultural Tours of New Zealand
If you enjoy mixing business with pleasure, or you wish to focus on technical aspects of agriculture, our customised agricultural farm tours of New Zealand might be what you're looking for.
We design NZ farm tour packages for group travel, after close consultation to gauge specific needs. Our New Zealand farm tour packages can be inclusive of accommodation, transport, meals, tech/agri visits and sightseeing, leaving you to relax and focus on the purpose of your visit.
Some of our sample New Zealand farm tours include:
Dairy Insights Tour – This 8 day farm tour will teach you about dairy farming in New Zealand through visits to farms and equipment suppliers.
Wine of New Zealand Tour – Experience New Zealand wine, which is recognised internationally for its excellence, taste and originality on this 13 day tour. This NZ farm tour will take you throughout the main wine growing regions in New Zealand and along the way you can enjoy award-winning wines, exquisite fine food and fresh produce.
At Agri-Travel we pride ourselves on developing itineraries suited to the specific requirements of our travelers – be it a visit to a research station, speaking to consultants and scientists, or talking one-on-one with commercial farmers.
We can also handle any specialist agricultural and interpretation needs.
NZ Farm Tours Testimonials
This trip was great, we are really pleased at the success of this trip. It was a big surprise to see the development of dairy farming in South Island. Thanks to your detailed arrangement, we were able to meet our goal that we study about grazing techniques. Every participant was fully satisfied with this trip. Also, we appreciate all New Zealanders' kindness, including you."
- Aki Ishimatsu, Japan
All round it was a wonderful educational tour. My feedback and the students have been very positive and I do hope to have the opportunity in the future to organise another tour through your company... Will stay in touch, many, many thanks again for making my job so pleasurable and easy."
- Jan Bain, Australia
The New Zealand Agricultural Industry
One of the world's most progressive agricultural nations, New Zealand also offers great natural beauty. Its white sand beaches, trout lakes (with excellent fishing), active volcanoes, thermal activity, snow capped mountains and glaciers attract over 2 million tourists every year. Located in the southern part of the South Pacific about 1500 miles east of Australia, it is made up of two main islands.
Employing up to 10% of the country's labour force, the agricultural and horticultural industries generate up to 66% of New Zealand's export earnings, 25% in dairy alone. This is the reason the country promotes some of the most ground breaking agricultural research in the world. New Zealand's pasture based farming system is both an overall strategy and a collection of scientific principles, inventions and innovations.
New Zealand has a total land area of 26.8 million hectares of which 36% is mainly engaged in sheep (39 million sheep) and beef farming (4.45 million beef cattle), 7.5% in dairying (5 million dairy cows), 1.5% is horticultural, 5% mixed livestock, 1% cropping and 7.5% in forestry and other. 58% of New Zealand's total land mass is used for agricultural and horticultural purposes. 95% of the country's milk products are exported and New Zealand is the world's largest producer and exporter of crossbred wool fibre. Meat, fruit, vegetables, wine, fish and forestry further add to export earnings.