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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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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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Coromandel

Coromandel

One of NZ’s Best-Loved

Holiday Destinations. Lying East of Auckland, on the other side of the Hauraki Gulf, and has an estimated population of just under 27,000 people in the combined Thames & Coromandel Districts. Rustic & (apparently) unspoiled, with easy access from Auckland. Search for Organic food, Eco-Accommodation & Tourism activities.
Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast

Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast

Jill Kaeppeli
40 Gray Ave, Kuaotunu New Zealand

A unique peaceful, secluded, Eco friendly haven. Stunning sea, bush and rural views. Comfortable sunny rooms with natural bedding. Children Welcome.

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Hot Waves Cafe

Hot Waves Cafe

Mary Channings
8 Pye Place Whitianga New Zealand

Hot Waves is a licensed café just one minute walk around the corner from Hot Water Beach in Whitianga.

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Mahamudra Retreat Centre

Mahamudra Retreat Centre

Mahamudra Retreat Centre
RD4 Colville, New Zealand

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre stands for Beauty, Peace and Tranquility.

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Driving Creek Cafe and Organics

Driving Creek Cafe and Organics

Jessica or Michal
180 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel New Zealand

We create delicious meals, sweet treats, fresh juices, smoothies, organic coffee and offer an extensive tea list. Organic produce also for sale.

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Purangi Estate

Purangi Estate

Evans Family
501 Purangi Road Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand

Winery, Café, Retail, Tours, Farmstay, Tea Garden and Entertainment

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The Colville General Store

Emily MacLeod
Main Road, Coromandel peninsula New Zealand

We are a co-operative owned and run store established in 1978. Our aim is to provide environmentally friendly and organic products to our customers.

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Artists House

Artists House

Gary Nevin and Julie Burns-Nevin
1367 State Highway 25, Coromandel New Zealand

Using their combined skills, Gary and Julie have constructed their biggest sculpture yet … a 2 – storied stabilised Adobe house (living space).

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Cathedral Cove Macadamias

Cathedral Cove Macadamias

Sue and Brian Pilkington
335 Lees Rd Whitianga New Zealand

Cathedral Cove Macadamias: Dukahs, Sprinkles, chocolate/honey coated, macadamia butter, museli & Oils. Free range eggs, avocados, veges & fruit.

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Mana Retreat

Mana Retreat

The Mana Team
608B SH 25, Coromandel New Zealand

Embracing mountain, bush and sea, Mana provides a perfect atmosphere for the enrichment of mind, body and spirit.

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Thames Organic Shop

Shelley , Trish, Anne
736 Pollen Street, THAMES New Zealand

The Organic Co Op is a charming shop that was created by volunteers to ensure organic food and products could be purchased in the area

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Tikapa Moana Eco Spa Retreat

Tikapa Moana Eco Spa Retreat

Bill and Marilyn
30 Pukekereru Lane Kaiaua New Zealand

Wellness retreat with various accommodation & therapeutic options set in a subtropical organic orchard on the tranquil SeabirdCoast, 1hr from Auckland

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Kaimarama Chalets

Kaimarama Chalets

Sarah or Phil Mason
81 Kaimarama Road, Whitianga New Zealand

Secluded and private self contained chalets with queen beds, gas showers, barbecue, microwave, rural and sea views. Mobile phone coverage and wifi.

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Te Moata Retreat Centre

Te Moata Retreat Centre

Jessie Birss
180 Paul Road Tairua, Coromandel New Zealand

Te Moata offers ongoing retreats to rejuvenate spirit, mind and body amongst beautiful regenerating bush near Tairua. Unique labyrinth, huts to hire.

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Jacaranda Lodge

Jacaranda Lodge

Robin Münch
3195 Tiki Rd Coromandel New Zealand

Warm hospitality. Spacious, comfortable rooms. Spotlessly clean. Delicious breakfasts. Recommended in Lonely Planet & Tripadvisor. Sleep,eat,enjoy.

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Coastal Campers

Coastal Campers

Karen & Craig Richards
22 Lee Street Whitianga New Zealand

Family friendly Motorhome rental, fully equipped self contained vehicles sleep 2-6, daily rate includes insurance. Auckland/Hamilton airport pick up.

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BOUNTY

BOUNTY

Fiona Cameron
644 Pollen Street Coromandel Peninsular New Zealand

Bounty is a contemporary NZ made design store/gallery showcasing Art, Craft and the handmade with a distinct Anglo-Pacific flavour.

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Indigo Bush Studios

Indigo Bush Studios

Robyn Lewis
19 Flays Rd Coromandel Town New Zealand

Self contained accommodation on the outskirts of Coromandel Town

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Prana Eco Retreat

Prana Eco Retreat

Prana Team
750 Ohui Rd Opoutere New Zealand

A unique Eco Retreat Venue, a place to rejuvenate body and soul, to swim, surf, walk and meditate.

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Ohui Eco Lodge

Ohui Eco Lodge

Maya
750 Ohui Road, Opoutere New Zealand

World class Luxury Eco Estate of 100acre natural site, coastal positioning with native forest and its multi million dollar Eco Villa.

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The Good Earth Retreat

The Good Earth Retreat

Dix Ozier
23 Orua Lane Whitianga New Zealand

The Good Earth Retreat Eco-friendly 1 bedroom cottage on 3 acres behind the sand dunes & hot pools at Hot Water Beach. Organic gardens, peace, privacy

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Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

Driving Creek Railway and Potteries

Barry Brickell
380 Driving Creek Road, Coromandel New Zealand

New Zealand's only narrow-gauge mountain railway along with a working pottery and wild life sanctuary.

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Ohui Retreat Centre

Ohui Retreat Centre

Shantimurti. Atma Okan
Ohui Road Whangamata New Zealand

A yoga retreat located by a beautiful white-sand beach. Two hours from Auckland. Scheduled courses and casual stay.

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Coromandel Discovery

Coromandel Discovery

Michael Adams
39 Whangapoua Road Coromandel Town New Zealand

Coromandel Discovery: Coromandel Coastal Walkway - a magnificent walk at the remote tip of the Coromandel Peninsula

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Kauri 2000 Trust

Kauri 2000 Trust

Ms Barbara Ritchie
PO Box 174 Whitianga New Zealand

Kauri 2000 is a long term project to recreate significant stands of kauri on publicly-owned land on the Coromandel Peninsula.

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