Six young Australian vegetable growers had the opportunity to observe the practices of their nearest neighbours during this eight-day study tour of New Zealand’s North Island held in August 2005. The purpose of the tour was to enhance the skills and knowledge of the Australian young growers through experiencing the New Zealand vegetable industry. This was achieved by visiting 15 farm businesses in New Zealand and by attending the New Zealand vegetable industry conference where they were able to meet many people involved in the New Zealand vegetable industry from right across the supply chain.