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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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"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!"
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“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.”
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Anne Maloney - Waimarama Maori Tourism
Central North Island

Central North Island

is just that:

Right in the Middle of the whole of Te Ika a Maui. It’s focus is the mighty Lake Taupo, an imploded volcano caldera that last erupted some 2000 years ago.  Scroll down the page to view listings of eco-accommodation & cultural tourism. Stay at a Private Lakefront eco-retreat. Experience authentic Maori walking tours and more.
TERRA

TERRA

Donna & Dave McArtney
55 Omori Road, Turangi New Zealand

TERRA Taupo Eco Retreat Recreation and Adventure. 100 acres of rolling countryside, with panoramic views of Lake Taupo and surrounding country.

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Earthsounds Retreat

Earthsounds Retreat

Rosemary Filleul
31 Simmons Rd Taumarunui 3994 New Zealand

At Earthsounds we help people explore or develop their relationship with the earth by using Earth Based Healing Methods on a 600 acre farm.

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Timber Trail Lodge

Timber Trail Lodge

Bruce Maunsell
New Zealand

A new off-grid lodge in the heart of Pureora Forest Park. Offering comfort and adventure in the North Island's most outstanding podocarp forest.

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Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre

Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre

Catherine Grace
60 Acacia Heights Drive, Taupo 3377 New Zealand

Tauhara Retreat & Conference 5ha of peaceful natural beauty, stunning Lake views. Tauhara Centre a place of experiencing, coming together & learning.

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Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park.

Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park.

Craig
494 Orakei Korako Road New Zealand

Orakei Korako Cave & Thermal Park - Valley of unbelievable natural beauty and colour, of bubbling hot springs, gushing geysers, a rare geothermal cave

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Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools

Mark Bowie
Waikite Valley Road, Rotorua New Zealand

Waikite Valley Thermal Pools Springs n Spa is a unique place to go to experience the ‘Living Waters’ of Waikite Valley. Between Rotorua and Taupo

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Glencoe

Glencoe

Nick & Jo Collins
95 Mairoa Road King Country New Zealand

Glencoe Self-contained or catered one bedroom cottage

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Wildside Getaway – Ruapehu

Wildside Getaway – Ruapehu

Grant or Renate
Oio No 1 Road SH4 between National Park and Owhango New Zealand

Wildside Getaway – Ruapehu. Self sufficient, private, upmarket eco-house on bush property with views to Mount Ruapehu and Mount Taranaki.

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