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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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Otago & Southland

Otago & Southland

Boutique Lodge Accommodation, Organic Cafes, Handcrafted Organic Beer ... Conservation and research cruises around Fiordland, Stewart Island and the Subantartic Islands. Discover the remote and pristine Otago and Southland region. Scroll down the page to view listings.
Rippon Vineyard and Winery

Rippon Vineyard and Winery

Jo Mills
246 Mt Aspiring Road, Wanaka New Zealand

Biodynamic Vineyard and Winery

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Misty Mountain Cottage

Misty Mountain Cottage

Hunter and Claire Shaw
313 Hillside Manapouri Road, Te Anau New Zealand

Misty Mountain Cottage is set in a private wood surrounded by lush farmland with stunning mountain views – just a five minute drive from Manapouri.

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Brydone WholeFoods

Brydone WholeFoods

Sue Smith
451 Main South Road Oamaru New Zealand

Brydone Wholefoods Store. A BioGro Certified Vegetable Growers with a retail shop adjacent to the farm. Brydone - Main South Rd, 5km south Oamaru.

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Retro Organics

Retro Organics

Lois and Robin Greer
647 Mataura-Wyndham Road Gore New Zealand

Retro Organics - Organic Cheese & Yogurt Dairy Factory in Tuturau, Southland, new zealand produces organic cheese and yoghurt. www.retroorganics.co.nz

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Aro Ha Wellness Retreat

Aro Ha Wellness Retreat

Paula Ryan
33 Station Valley Road Queenstown New Zealand

Aro Ha is a first-of-its-kind retreat centre, fusing eco accommodation, permaculture based self-sufficiency, and results-oriented programming.

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Wairaurahiri Jet

Wairaurahiri Jet

Johan and Joyce Groters
1250 Clifden-Orawia Road, New Zealand

We take our guests into remote and pristine Southern Fiordland, and across mysterious Lake Hauroko and down the wild Wairaurahiri River.

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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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Tussock Cottage

Tussock Cottage

Lee van der Geest
48 Rutherford Road Queenstown New Zealand

Tussock Cottage, Imagine yourself relaxing in a unique strawbale cottage, featuring a variety of original art & sculptures near Queenstown.

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Catlins Mohua Wildlife Park

Catlins Mohua Wildlife Park

Mary and Fergus Sutherland
Mohua Park, Owaka, The Catlins New Zealand

Catlins Mohua Park Cottages. Energy efficient luxury cottages and forest reserve in the scenic Catlins River Valley near walks and river fishing.

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Taste Nature

Taste Nature

Mark and Rayna Dickson
131 High St, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand

Taste Nature has a long history as 'the organic shop' in Dunedin. We are locally owned and source from as close to home as possible.

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Wilderness Safaris

Wilderness Safaris

Günthar Rowe
Postal Address: PO Box 247, Te Anau New Zealand

On your half, full or multi-day safari you will be taken to the most awe-inspiring places that most ‘locals’ haven’t seen.

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Soulfood Organic Store and Cafe

Soulfood Organic Store and Cafe

Paul O'Hara
74 Ardmore Street, Wanaka New Zealand

Wanaka's first complete organic store and café, located right on main street and open 7 days a week.

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Riverton Organic Food Co-op

Riverton Organic Food Co-op

Robin
154 Palmerston St., Riverton New Zealand

Retail shop selling organic food and earth friendly products.

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Minaret Lodge

Minaret Lodge

Gary Tate
34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka New Zealand

Minaret Lodge is a sanctuary, situated in a two acre park-like setting, providing luxury accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand.

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Mainholm Country Lodge

Mainholm Country Lodge

Graham & Sandi Larsen
592 Pomahaka Road RD1 New Zealand

Restored Victorian homestead nestled between the Pomahaka river and Blue Mountains.

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Ecotours- Active Planet

Ecotours- Active Planet

Juergen Abele
Physical Address: 69, Wynyward Crescent Postal Address: PO Box 455, Queenstown New Zealand

Tours to Milford Sound, focusing on the environment.

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Maple Lodge

Maple Lodge

Paul Raymont
56 Halliday Road, New Zealand

Qualmark 4 Star Plus Luxury Lodge

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Earthlore Insect Theme Park

Earthlore Insect Theme Park

Gordon or Janine Thompson
129 Hinahina Road, Owaka, South Otago New Zealand

A fun way to learn about insects.Activities include insect mysteries in Bug City, a flea circus puppet show, bug frisbee golf and much more.

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Catlins Horse Riding

Catlins Horse Riding

Cara McGill
41 Newhaven Road Owaka New Zealand

Catlins Horse Riding offers you a personalised horse riding experience over "Te Taunga" a certified organic sheep & cattle farm. Farm, forest & beach.

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Muddy Creek Cutting

Muddy Creek Cutting

Kevin or Ross
Rapid 3275 Lauder New Zealand

Self-contained farmhouse. Home-produce dinners, B&B on the rail trail near Lauder, Central Otago. 2 bathrooms, 5 bedrooms, sauna, unique and charming.

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Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast

Melanie Eade
23 Pyke St Clyde New Zealand

Hartley Homestead Boutique Bed and Breakfast is a grand 1900’s mud brick homestead on the banks of the Clutha River a few minutes stroll from Clyde

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The Hayloft

The Hayloft

Julie or John
272 Ballantyne Road Wanaka New Zealand

Unique, strawbale self-contained apartment set on 16 acres farmland. Oozes relaxed character and comfort. Perfect for a couple.

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Kaimata Retreat

Kaimata Retreat

Rachel Duell
297 Cape Saunders Road Dunedin New Zealand

boutique lodge, wonderful waterside location, timber built, within the special natural environment of the Otago Peninsula -

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Hereweka Garden Retreat

Hereweka Garden Retreat

Anna and Peter
10 Hoopers Inlet Road Dunedin New Zealand

Hereweka Garden Retreat, Luxury Eco Accommodation - Otago Peninsula, Dunedin

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