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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!"
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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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East Coast & Hawkes Bay

East Coast & Hawkes Bay

The East Coast of the North Island was one of the last places to be colonised and settled by Europeans and as a consequence retains much of its pre-European culture and language. It is a wild and beautiful place, with long, empty beaches of golden sand and a rugged hinterland, denuded now of its original bush by generations of sheep farming. Scroll down the page to view listings.
Waimarama Maori Tours

Waimarama Maori Tours

Robert MacDonald and Denise Prentice
PO Box 8065 Havelock North, 4157 New Zealand

Share our culture, get to know our people, and feel the power of our sacred landscapes. An intimate, personal and spiritual way to visit with us.

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Millton Vineyards and Winery

Millton Vineyards and Winery

ANNE AND JAMES MILLTON
119 Papatu Road Gisborne 4053 New Zealand

Gisborne vineyard producing organic and biodynamic wine including late-harvest Rieslings and wines from the Chenin Blanc variety.

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Haurata Retreat / Walks

Haurata Retreat / Walks

Jane Tombleson
1257 Makaretu Road Gisborne New Zealand

Welcome to the Haurata experience 'Gisborne's best kept secret' Breathe the clean mountain air Drink the pure spring water

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A Place to Be Retreat

A Place to Be Retreat

Eileen
Rotowhenua Road Napier New Zealand

Peaceful, private and comfortable: 6 suites, meeting rooms (40) plus large yurt. Local, seasonal food. Reflect, Connect, Create www.aplacetobe-nz.com

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Cape South- Holistic Health and Wellness

Cape South- Holistic Health and Wellness

Blair and Cathy
Cape South Holistic Health & Wellness 55 Waipuka Road, RD 12, Hawkes Bay New Zealand



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Down to Earth Health 2000

Down to Earth Health 2000

Jenny Smith
131 Ormond Road, Gisborne New Zealand

We are a Health 2000 store that also sells certified organic wholefoods, organic wine and beer, meat and preserves.

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Cornucopia Organic Foods

Cornucopia Organic Foods

Alan Keats
221 Heretaunga Street East, Hastings New Zealand

We are a ONE STOP Organic shop stocking all food needs including vegetables, fruit, dairy and meat directly from the growers.

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Esk Valley Lodge

Esk Valley Lodge

Jes Roddy
342 Hill Road Napier 4182 New Zealand

Esk Valley Lodge is fully restored building on the site of one of the earliest farms in the Esk Valley just north of Napier, Hawkes Bay

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Gannet Beach Adventures Ltd

Gannet Beach Adventures Ltd

Kim Lindsay
495 Clifton Road Hastings New Zealand

A unique 4hr tour involving travel on vintage tractors & trailers along the beach to the world's largest mainland gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.

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Eco Lodge Pakowhai

Eco Lodge Pakowhai

Jim or John Lowe
1000 Pakowhai Road Hastings New Zealand

Eco Lodge Pakowhai. Quality budget accommodation for international visitors and backpackers. Welcome to our small farm on the edge of Hastings city.

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Manutuke Herbs & Homeopathic Dispensary

Manutuke Herbs & Homeopathic Dispensary

Amanda Macrae
38 Peel Street Gisborne 4010 New Zealand

Manutuke Herbs & Homeopathic Dispensary provides safe & effective herbal, homeopathic & organic products. Manutuke Herbs support your natural healing.

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Breckenridge Lodge

Breckenridge Lodge

Malcolm Redmond
1 Breckenridge Lane, Napier New Zealand

Breckenridge Lodge combines fine dining and luxury accommodation in picturesque, rural Hawkes Bay.

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JJ Organics

JJ Organics

Judy Moss , Janet Chambers
232 Riverbend Road, New Zealand

Farm-gate sales. We sell locally grown organic fruit and vegetables. We also have a seasonal stall at the local Napier Farmer's Market

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Knapdale Eco Lodge

Knapdale Eco Lodge

Kees Weytmans,
114 Snowsill Road, Gisborne 4071 New Zealand

Knapdale Eco Lodge, Luxury home stay accommodation in Gisborne. Stunning rural landscape. Guided Ecotours of our sustainably managed Permaculture farm

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Taste Cornucopia

Taste Cornucopia

James Beck
219 Heretaunga Street East Hastings New Zealand

Taste Cornucopia for Fresh and delicious organic food sourced as locally as possible with excellent coffee. Hastings

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Long Island Guides

Long Island Guides

Sophie Kebbell
521 Okaihau Rd Havelock North New Zealand

Long Island Guides specialise in private tailor made tours in Hawkes' Bay. Maori Culture, Local Food Artisans, Wineries, Artists & Art studios.

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Chantal Shop

Chantal Shop

The Chantal Shop
45 Hastings Street Napier New Zealand

Chantal Shop is Napier's home of organic & natural wholefoods, local produce & vegetarian cafe, Wholefoods Kitchen. Fresh salads, sandwiches, smoothies & more.

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Wrights Vineyard and Winery

Wrights Vineyard and Winery

Geoff and Nicola Wright
1093 Wharerata Road, Gisborne New Zealand

Wrights Vineyard & Winery grapes and wines are certified organic and grown using biodynamic techniques. Located in Gisborne.

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