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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

What People Say


"Just letting you know that we now have our own website soulfoodwanaka.co.nz and to also say that I really value being part of your website, it definitely has increased our profile...thank you."
Paul

"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!"
Thierry Boyer
 
“One of the best investments of the year! It is such a pleasure to get away from the Mrs. Mac’s and Burger Kings and experience the best of NZ.”
Steven Bennett - Peace Pillows NZ


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Leslie Kenton - Author “Raw Energy”

“I have just received a copy of the new book. It is truly spectacular.”
Anne Maloney - Waimarama Maori Tourism
Canterbury

Canterbury

Accommodation options includes a cottage on a llama farm, or stay the night in a yurt, or tipi, house truck or earth brick studio set around ponds and streams, fruit and nut trees, sunny meadows and organic vege gardens. Or stay the night in a luxury 5 star eco-lodge. Experience a full range of spa treatments, then stretch your legs on New Zealand’s only guided city bike tour! Scroll down the page to view listings.
Matua Gardens Retreat

Matua Gardens Retreat

Sue Lovett
15 Kingstons Hill Road Akaroa 7581 New Zealand

Best shared with someone you love, we offer a secluded guest suite ideal for romantic celebrations, international travellers or just some time out.

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The Harbour Co-op

The Harbour Co-op

Brian Rick
12 London Street Lyttelton New Zealand

Organic and Wholefoods Retail Shop.

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Ananda Clinic and Spa

Ananda Clinic and Spa

Claudia van Roosmalen
64 Sandwich Road, Christchurch New Zealand

Experience the best of Ayurveda: ANANDA Clinic & Spa is an authentic Ayurvedic sanctuary for the inner self.

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ANANDA Cottage Organic BB

ANANDA Cottage Organic BB

Claudia van Roosmalen
64 Sandwich Road, Christchurch New Zealand

Located in the green, tree-lined suburb of Beckenham, ANANDA Cottage is a fully self-contained, delightfully decorated garden cottage.

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Okuti Garden

Okuti Garden

Jim Mullins
216 Okuti Valley Road Christchurch New Zealand

Not quite a backpackers or a B&B and not your usual homestay, we've thought of calling it a 'garden stay'.

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Featherstone B&B

Featherstone B&B

Sally Lovell-Smith
423 Cashmere Road Christchurch New Zealand

A delightful cottage on the gentle slopes of the Port hills, set in one acre of mature trees and informal garden, with views of mountains and city.

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Back Door Spa

Back Door Spa

Michelle
42 Nayland Street Christchurch New Zealand

We offer colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage, kinesiology massage and holistic pulsing.

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Phytofarm Herbal Learning Garden

Phytofarm Herbal Learning Garden

Valmai Becker
166 Okuti Valley Road Banks Peninsula New Zealand

Phytofarm is an attractive 12 hectare property dedicated to the growing and practical use of plant medicines.

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Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd

Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd

Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham
72 Isleworth Road Christchurch New Zealand

Traditional Ayurveda in Christchurch, NZ. Ayurveda Consultations, Vedic Astrology, Diet, Lifestyle and Wellness Counselling

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Hiking New Zealand

Hiking New Zealand

Customer Services
PO Box 93, Christchurch New Zealand

Hiking NZ has taken thousands of adventurous travellers and ‘Kiwis’ into pristine New Zealand backcountry

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Pohatu Penguins - Pohatu Plunge

Pohatu Penguins - Pohatu Plunge

Shireen Helps
PO Box 41, Christchurch New Zealand

Penguins within the large Pohatu Colony. Sea kayaking safaris give great wildlife viewing opportunities. Check out our accommodation options.

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Natural Horsemanship and Treks

Natural Horsemanship and Treks

Kate Tapley
PO Box 13 543 Christchurch New Zealand

Kate Tapley Horse Riding Centres teach and apply the principles of Natural Horsemanship. We run two Centers: Mt Lyford and Otahuna Horse riding.

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Maori Tours Kaikoura

Maori Tours Kaikoura

Maurice Manawatu
Kaikoura New Zealand

Join this Kaikoura Maori family for a special and meaningful tour. Awarded through travellers feedback 'NZ'Best Cultural Experience' five times.

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Tree Hugger Organic Ltd

Tree Hugger Organic Ltd

Manager: Nathan Davis
561 Waimate Highway South Canterbury. New Zealand

Farm-gate sales, Food production; Herbs, pip/stone/soft fruit, vegetables.

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Christchurch Bike & Walking Tours

Christchurch Bike & Walking Tours

Tour Manager
Christchurch New Zealand

Personalised, fun, and informative bike and walking experiences that incorporate the past, present and future rebuild of Christchurch city.

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Liberty Market

Liberty Market

Liberty Market
2 Fitzgerald Avenue Christchurch New Zealand

It’s Our Way of Life! Liberty Market has everything you need and more for a healthy lifestyle!

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Centre Hill Cottage

Centre Hill Cottage

Ian Blakemore
59 Howell Road, Pleasant Point New Zealand

Centre Hill has been farmed by Ian Blakemore since 1968, and gained full organic certification status in 1990.

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SWITCH espresso

SWITCH espresso

Hamish Evans
7 Carnaby Mall, Christchurch New Zealand

SWITCH espresso is a dedicated team of experienced and passionate coffee creators.

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Wish B and B

Wish B and B

Ngarie Worsley
38 Edgeware Road, Christchurch New Zealand

Wish! is a new inner city home style B and B. We are relaxed and flexible and have travelled ourselves ...

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The Governors Bay B&B and House of Sound and Healing

The Governors Bay B&B and House of Sound and Healing

Eva Mason
851 Governors Bay Road, New Zealand

All natural & organic holistic healing center just 20 minutes from Christchurch. A tranquil environment with peaceful sea and mountain views.

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The Old Mountaineers Restaurant and Historic Photographic Gallery

The Old Mountaineers Restaurant and Historic Photographic Gallery

Mary and Charlie Hobbs
The Old Mountaineers Aoraki-Mount Cook National Park New Zealand

The Old Mountaineers' is a classic iconic restaurant that serves organic food, wine and coffee.

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Breadman Organic Bakery

Breadman Organic Bakery

Cassandra
22 Kingsley Street, Christchurch New Zealand

An Artisan bakery keeping on keeping on in Christchurch.

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Piko Wholefoods

Piko Wholefoods

Brigette Unwin
248 Stanmore Road Christchurch New Zealand

The original organic wholefood store, we have been retailing organic and wholefoods to Christchurch and Canterbury since 1979.

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Topp Lodge

Topp Lodge

Lynda Topp
12 Burgess Rd New Zealand

Underneath Mt Somers Staveley The gateway to the High Country We are licenced, and offer functions up to 80 people. B&B accommodation 2 double rooms

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