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Message from Tourism NZ

Organic Explorer has carved out a name for itself as a comprehensive resource for travellers seeking eco-friendly experiences in New Zealand. Through its website and travel guides, it has provided travellers with an abundance of information about everything from organic cafe's and eco-lodges to nature tourism and Maori cultural experiences.

But Organic Explorer’s efforts have gone further than just informing travellers about the variety of eco-friendly experiences available in New Zealand. It has also helped raise international awareness of New Zealand as a visitor destination.

Eco-tourism experiences feature on many international visitors’ holiday plans and that will only increase Organic Explorer’s relevance to visitors and local eco-tourism businesses.

Regards,
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Kevin Bowler
Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive

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"I have been using OE every single time, when travelling throughout New Zealand. OE fills a niche in the tourism market and does it perfectly by offering high quality and healthy alternatives to organic-minded persons. Thank you very much for your commitment and great work. I hope to see more of OEs in other countries in the future!"
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Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

Directory to ecotourism activities, eco-accommodation, health and spa retreats, organic wine and food in the sunny Bay of Plenty. Experience the comfort and style of a straw built home. Explore White Island – New Zealand’s only live marine volcano - and more eco / cultural activities in the geothermal wonderland of the Bay of Plenty Region. Scroll down the page to view listings.
Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua

Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua

Oscar Nathan
2 Kuirau Street Rotorua New Zealand

Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua is a refreshing way to experience a contemporary Mâori accommodation option that is central, contemporary and locally owned.

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Pottsbury Organic Farm

Pottsbury Organic Farm

Thelma Williams
244 Ongare Point Road, R.D.1, Katikati New Zealand

Pottsbury Farm is an organic Orchard. Nestled among the trees and bird song are two private and secluded Holiday Homes.

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Slowfish Beachfront Cafe

Slowfish Beachfront Cafe

Brigitte van Weele and Joshua Ben Chabat
2 Marine Parade, Mt. Maunganui New Zealand

Slowfish is a smart, modern and friendly cafe opposite the Main Beach under the Towers, catering for the discerning foodie and coffee lover.

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Kiwi Encounter

Kiwi Encounter

Toni Thompson
Fairy Springs Road ROTORUA New Zealand

NZ's largest and most succesfull kiwi rearing facility. You will be guided through a conservation programme to save these unique endangered birds.

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Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Customer Services
587 Waimangu Road Rotorua 3073 New Zealand

Multi EcoTourism Award winning Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the Rotorua destination everyone should visit, is the world's youngest geothermal system .

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Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences

Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences

Chris Birt
P O Box 1491 Taupo New Zealand

Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences, Eco-cultural experiences that inform, educate and entertain in one of the world's finest remaining temperate rainforests

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Clean Eats

Clean Eats

Cafe manager
332 Maunganui Road Mount Maunganui New Zealand

A clean eating café based in Mount Maunganui offering a great range of gluten-free and vegan-friendly dishes.

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The German Bakery

The German Bakery

Anni & Ron Kurze
54a Seddon street Waihi New Zealand

European Sourdough Bakery with focus on using organic and locally sourced ingredients

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Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary

Tim and Debbie Short
1190 Ohauiti Road Tauranga New Zealand

Journey to the Protected National Trust paradise of Mount Tutu Eco-Sanctuary, a Podocarp Native Rainforest with trees over 500 years old.

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White Island Tours

White Island Tours

Reservations
15 The Strand East, Whakatane New Zealand

White Is land Tours. Bay of Plenty’s White Island – active marine volcano! Climb aboard for this amazing eco-adventure.

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SoapNuts NZ

SoapNuts NZ

Dunja Balmer
Tauranga New Zealand

As a 100% natural, environment friendly, bio degradable, economical & effective alternative, SoapNuts can easily replace your "normal" detergent.

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Michelles Health and Nutrition

Michelles Health and Nutrition

Michelle Ingle-Kinnaird
28 Boon Street, Whakatane New Zealand

We are a One Stop Organic Health Shop offering a great range of: ORGANIC fruit and vegetables, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, grains and flours.

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Ahurei Adventures

Ahurei Adventures

Richard and Meriann White
Private Bag 3001, New Zealand

Ahurei Adventures offer a range of unique wilderness experiences in the remote, rugged and beautiful Waiau River Valley of Te Urewera.

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Lyons Lakestay

Lyons Lakestay

Cheryl
8 Okareka Loop Road, Rotorua New Zealand

Lyons Lakestay is a small,organic & eco-friendly stay to suit the independant traveller. Nestled in Native bush opposite Lake Okareka just 12 km from Rotorua

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Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage

Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage

Christine Jordan
58 Winroy Grove KATIKATI 3177 New Zealand

Modern Self-Contained 2 bedroom Cottage with lots of space and privacy, on the owners 8 ha organic kiwifruit orchard, with Private Spa and Sky TV.

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The Fat Pigeon

The Fat Pigeon

Liz & Mike
444 Spencer Rd Rotorua RD5 New Zealand

The Fat Pigeon is a self contained flat at beautiful Lake Tarawera, just 25 minutes drive from Rotorua.

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The Wharf Hub - voyage beyond

The Wharf Hub - voyage beyond

Lloyd Hosken
1 High Str., Opotiki New Zealand

Some places and experiences can change our world view. The Wharf Hub is one of those places and it's voyages lead us to view the world with eyes anew.

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Wikitoria Maori Healing

Wikitoria Maori Healing

Wiki Oman
115d Te Akau Rd Rotorua New Zealand

Traditional Maori Massage and Healing Treatments. Rotorua Cultural Day ToursMaori Healing Workshops

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Walking Legends Guided Walks

Walking Legends Guided Walks

Hilary Sheaff
PO Box 267 Whakatane New Zealand

Join a small group & friendly guide on our walking tours of the North Island's Best Walks - Lake Waikaremoana & Tongariro National Park.

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Te Urewera Treks

Te Urewera Treks

Joanna Doherty
PO Box 83, Murupara 3062, New Zealand

Kia ora and welcome to Te Urewera Treks We offer a range of unique 1 to 4 day wilderness walks for people looking for a special trekking experience.

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Waihi Beach Natural Health

Waihi Beach Natural Health

Carlene Dickson
31B Wilson Road Waihi Beach New Zealand

For all your health-care requirements in Waihi Beach, visit Carlene at Waihi Beach Natural Health.

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Wairata Station Farmstay

Bob Redpath
201 Wairata Road, Opotiki New Zealand

Wairata Station has the Waioeka River running through the heart of the farm, troutfishing, bush walks, kayaking,tubing, glow worms, at door step.

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Pounamu Lodge

Pounamu Lodge

Karen and David
51 Spencer Road Rotorua New Zealand

Pounamu Lodge, Rotorua Luxury Lodge & Maori Cultural Experience at Lake Tarawera.

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Bushaven

Bushaven

Bushaven
Te Waiti Stream Road, Opotiki New Zealand

Assorted accommodation and camping right in a native bush reserve. Set next to the pristine TeWaiti stream. Walking, tramping and mountain biking.....

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