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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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Ecotourism

Ecotourism

connects conservation, community and conscious travel choices.

EcoTourism is ecologically sustainable tourism with a primary focus on experiencing natural areas. Encourages environmental & cultural understanding.
The Rocks Homestay B&B

The Rocks Homestay B&B

Eva & Roli Birrer
33 Hartmount Place Punakaiki New Zealand

Welcome to our eco-sensitive home at Punakaiki near Pancake Rocks! Enjoy stunning seaviews & great breakfasts at the Coast, the wildest side of NZ!

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White Heron Sanctuary Tours & Accommodation

White Heron Sanctuary Tours & Accommodation

Shirley/Ken Arnold
State Highway 6. West Coast New Zealand

Visit New Zealands only White Heron Breeding site. A unique experience. See the magnificent White Heron (Kotuku), Royal Spoonbill and Little Shag.

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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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Okarito Nature tours

Okarito Nature tours

Richard Saunders & Edwina Clarke
1 The Strand Okarito New Zealand

Kayaking on Okarito Lagoon, New Zealand's largest unmodified wetland and home to a wide range of birdlife. We offer guided trips and freedom rental.

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Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Stardome Observatory & Planetarium

Stardome
670 Manukau Rd Auckland New Zealand

Part of the fabric of Auckland since 1967, Stardome Observatory & Planetarium is one of the Auckland region's most popular and best loved attractions.

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Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage

Katikati Kiwifruit Cottage

Christine Jordan
58 Winroy Grove KATIKATI 3177 New Zealand

Modern Self-Contained 2 bedroom Cottage with lots of space and privacy, on the owners 8 ha organic kiwifruit orchard, with Private Spa and Sky TV.

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Golden Future Conservation Tours

Golden Future Conservation Tours

Stewart Robertson
Abel Tasman Centre or Abel Tasman AquaTaxi Motueka New Zealand

Enhance your experience of natural New Zealand with a relaxing ecology and conservation tour in the world reknowned Abel Tasman National Park.

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The Rabbithole

The Rabbithole

Natalie Hormann
1115 Akatarawa Rd Upper Hutt New Zealand

The Rabbithole is a 2 acre lifestyle block on the outskirts of Upper Hutt. The property offers 'a bit of garden, a bit of bush, a bit of river'.

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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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Nature Guides Otago

Nature Guides Otago

Hildegard & Ralf Lubcke
6a Elliffe Place, Dunedin New Zealand

Combination of small-group expert guided eco-tours and boutique accommodation at Nisbet Cottage in Dunedin

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Walking Legends Guided Walks

Walking Legends Guided Walks

Hilary Sheaff
PO Box 267 Whakatane New Zealand

Join a small group & friendly guide on our walking tours of the North Island's Best Walks - Lake Waikaremoana & Tongariro National Park.

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Awaroa Lodge

Awaroa Lodge

The Team at Awaroa Lodge
P.O.Box 163, Golden Bay New Zealand

Awaroa Lodge offers luxury accommodation in the Abel Tasman National Park and is 100% New Zealand owned.

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Charles Royal Maori Food Trails

Charles Royal Maori Food Trails

Charles Royal
PO Box 1030, Rotorua New Zealand

Charles Royal is New Zealand’s answer to the reintroduction of a tradition that many had never heard of – cooking with indigenous Mãori herbs/flavours

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Hurunui High Country Track

Hurunui High Country Track

Dan and Mandy Shand
1619 Tekoa Road Culverden New Zealand

The Hurunui High Country Track surrounded by the uncrowded wilderness of a high country station provides an incomparable NZ walking experience.

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EcoWorld

EcoWorld

John Reuhman
The Picton Foreshore, Picton New Zealand

EcoWorld *Aquarium *Water Adventures *EcoTours *Cinemas *Cafe

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TeKihi Tours

TeKihi Tours

Randall Uitendaal
292 Howard Valley Rd Nelson New Zealand

TeKihi specializes in Maori culture/heritage and eco tours. We provide guided private tours in the south island. See NZ though the eyes of a Kiwi.

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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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ZEALANDIA The Karori Sanctuary Experience

ZEALANDIA The Karori Sanctuary Experience

Peter
57 Waiapu Road New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND'S ULTIMATE NATURE EXPERIENCEAn award-winning, world-first eco-sanctuary.

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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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Ruggedy Range™ Wilderness Experience

Furhana T Ahmad
Cnr Main Rd & Dundee St Stewart Island, 9846 New Zealand

Stewart Island & Ulva Island guided walks, bird watching, kiwi spotting and natural history tours. Small groups led by genuine, knowledgeable Guides.

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Aihe Eco Charters & Water Taxi

Furhana T Ahmad
Cnr Main Rd & Dundee St Stewart Island, 9846 New Zealand

Explore Stewart Island on our leisurely wildlife & scenic cruises in Paterson Inlet, Freshwater River or on a Pelagic Bird tour. Water taxi service.

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Kapiti Nature Lodge

Kapiti Nature Lodge

John, Amo & Minnie Clark
Waiorua Bay Paraparaumu New Zealand

Your nature-inspired stay on Kapiti Island, one of New Zealand's most precious nature reserves, includes a remarkable Kiwi spotting tour.

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Spellbound

Spellbound

Pete and Libby
Waitomo New Zealand

Simply the best Glowworm cave tour available in the Waitomo cave area. Small group, unhurried, uncrowded and unsurpassed glowworm experience

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Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass

Manager
Wilderness Lodge Arthurs Pass New Zealand

Wilderness Lodge Arthur's Pass is on its own nature reserve & merino sheep farm surrounded by the mountains of Arthur's Pass National Park.

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