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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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Northland

Northland

It's climate is largely sub-tropical, and it is renowned for its remaining forest stands of kauri trees, including the magnificent Tãne Mahuta (over 50 metres tall and 2000 years old) in the Waipoua forest. No part of Northland is more than 40km from the sea, so that fishing and sailing are major recreational activities. Scroll down the page to find Eco Accommodation, Ecotourism, Organic Wine & Food and sustainable Tourism operators.
Magic Cottages at Takou River

Magic Cottages at Takou River

Anna Sizer
660 Takou Bay Road, New Zealand

Voted one of the top 10 luxury lodges in NZ, Magic Cottages at Takou River is a secluded riverside retreat on the banks of Takou River, near Kerikeri.

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Perfect Day

Perfect Day

Kate Malcolm
Marina Road 0173 New Zealand

Sightsee, kayak, snorkel, at the famous Poor Knights Islands. Dolphins, whales, birdlife, nature reserve and eco-tour, has lunch & equipment included.

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Dive! Tutukaka

Dive! Tutukaka

Kate Malcolm
Marina Road 0173 New Zealand

Internationally recognised as “the best sub-tropical diving in the world” the Poor Knights Islands are on every diver’s ‘must-do’ list. Dive, snorkel.

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Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

Tania Booth
190 Kerikeri Road Northland New Zealand

5 eco cottages in 5 acres of award winning garden. Cafe/restaurant awarded "Northland Cafe of the Year" and Art Gallery of International work onsite.

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Kokohuia Lodge

Kokohuia Lodge

Steve Heim
101 Kokohuia Road Hokianga New Zealand

Kokohuia Lodge is a luxury Eco B&B with stunning views of the Hokianga Harbour & sand dunes. Kokohuia is both sophisticated & private -romantic escape

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Chestnut Cottage

Chestnut Cottage

Trish and Gijs
2614 Waiare Road, RD1 Kaeo New Zealand

Come and enjoy your stay at Chestnut Cottage – organic self catering accommodation situated in the Waiare Valley in the Far North.

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Ora Ora Eco Wellness Retreat

Ora Ora Eco Wellness Retreat

Rolf and Inge
28 Landing Road Kerikeri New Zealand

Peaceful self-contained accommodation in private cottages surrounded by certified organic subtropical gardens & the Kerikeri River reserve

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Tipu Waterfront Accommodation

Tipu Waterfront Accommodation

Grant Attwood
41 North Cove Ln Waipu New Zealand

Relax and enjoy nature in a totally secluded setting. Nestled on the edge of the Waipu Wildlife Refuge is Tipu designed with only you in mind.

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NORTHERN Organics Limited

NORTHERN Organics Limited

Lucy
1360 State Highway 10 Kerikeri New Zealand

Organic food and natural products available online and at the 'Organic Room'. Competitively priced and delivered right to your door

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Viola Organics

Viola Organics

Janine Matchitt
57 Memorial Drive, Whangarei New Zealand

Manufacturer of BioGro Certified Skin, Hair and Personal Care Products

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Eutopia Café & Sculpture Garden

Eutopia Café & Sculpture Garden

Café Eutopia & Sculpture Garden
Corner SH1 and Oneriri Road Kaiwaka New Zealand

A Eutopia. Here at Eutopia Café, all our endeavours are eutopian, which is why we serve delicious food, organic fruit juices & the best coffee

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Footprints Waipoua

Footprints Waipoua

Koro Carman
29 State Highway 12, Opononi, Northland New Zealand

Footprints Waipoua. The spiritual environment of the Waipoua Forest provides a natural stage for an unforgettable encounter ...

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Kaiwaka Cheese Shop

Kaiwaka Cheese Shop

Keith Draper
State Highway 1, Kaiwaka New Zealand

We are a retail cheese shop & deli stocking a wide range of organic lines.

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Opua Home

Opua Home

Manager
30 Point Veronica Drive Opua New Zealand

The Opua Home is a spirit-lifting holiday home in the Bay of Islands designed by internationally-renowned eco-architect Graeme North. For you.

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Cliff House

Cliff House

Cliff House
Te Whara Way Taiharuru New Zealand

Cliff House offers luxury, lodge style, self-contained, accommodation for up to 8 people. Located 25 minutes from Whangarei in a clifftop setting.

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Catered Coast Walks

Catered Coast Walks

Natalie Spyksma
1441 Cove Rd Northland, NZ New Zealand

Enjoy one of Northland's finest multi-day walks where you'll eat, walk and stay in paradise, just 90 mins from Auckland.

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Bream Head Coast Walks

Bream Head Coast Walks

Claire Pearson
395 Ody Road Whangarei 0174 New Zealand

Based at Whangarei Heads in Northland, we offer two or three day packages of walking, accommodation and food - with daily options to meet your needs.

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Old Stone House

Old Stone House

Old Stone House
621 Tara Rd Northland New Zealand

Old Stone House Accommodation Organic Orchard & Historic Place, Built in the 1890's from local Tara volcanic rock, the OLD STONE HOUSE.

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Kerikeri Organic

Kerikeri Organic

Marty Robinson
Kerikeri Organic Kerikeri New Zealand

Kerikeri Organic is for some a one stop organic and environmental shop, supplying fresh fruit and vegetables, dried goods, household cleaners, etc

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Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

Taiamai Tours Heritage Journeys

Judy Mihaka
1 Karuwha Parade Waitangi New Zealand

The Bay of Islands is home to the Ngapuhi tribe and Taiamai Tours heritage journeys.

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The Tree House

The Tree House

Phil and Pauline Evans
168 West Coast Road, Motukaraka Hokianga Harbour New Zealand

The Tree-House, owner-built wooden lodge, cabins & tent sites in 6 ha of native forest, subtropical gardens & woodland near Hokianga Harbour ferry.

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Living Nature

Living Nature

Living Nature
1246 State Highway 10 KeriKeri New Zealand

Living Nature Retail Store, Beauty Therapy Clinic and Factory Experience the home of Living Nature in Keri Keri

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Waiora Gardens

Waiora Gardens

Angela
1354 Paponga Road Kohukohu New Zealand

Situated in the wild hills near the Hokianga Harbour, our beautiful garden retreat will nurture your body & soul. Customised options for your needs.

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DreamCatchers

Zoe Maginn
409a Rangiputa Road Kaitaia New Zealand

Boutique tented accommodation nestled in your own clearing amongst native bush with private access to the white sands of Rangiputa Beach.

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