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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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Maori Cultural

Maori Cultural

Haere Mai - Welcome. What makes Aotearoa-New Zealand unique in the world of travel is its Maori culture. Other tourist destinations have spectacular natural features and landscapes and similar climates, but it is the Maori culture that gives this country its special flavour. And while other previously colonised countries have indigenous populations, the Maori, in New Zealand continue to exert the robust influence on everyday life and to hold to their cultural traditions more than probably anywhere else.
For a more detailed explanation - click here.
For a glossary of Maori phrases -click here.
Maori Language pronunciation - click here.
Maori Place Names - click here.
About a Marae Visit - click here.
History of the Treaty of Waitangi - click here.
What is Urban Maori Culture? click here.
Stewart Island -click here.
Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua

Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua

Oscar Nathan
2 Kuirau Street Rotorua New Zealand

Maruata Mud Hut Rotorua is a refreshing way to experience a contemporary Mâori accommodation option that is central, contemporary and locally owned.

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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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Maori Tours Kaikoura

Maori Tours Kaikoura

Maurice Manawatu
Kaikoura New Zealand

Join this Kaikoura Maori family for a special and meaningful tour. Awarded through travellers feedback 'NZ'Best Cultural Experience' five times.

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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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Ahurei Adventures

Ahurei Adventures

Richard and Meriann White
Private Bag 3001, New Zealand

Ahurei Adventures offer a range of unique wilderness experiences in the remote, rugged and beautiful Waiau River Valley of Te Urewera.

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Myths & Legends Ecotours

Myths & Legends Ecotours

Pete Beech
316A Waikawa Road, Picton New Zealand

Ecotours in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand from Myths and Legends Eco-Tours.

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The River Traders

The River Traders

The River Traders
P O Box 333, Whanganui New Zealand

Whanganui's Market by the River

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Wikitoria Maori Healing

Wikitoria Maori Healing

Wiki Oman
115d Te Akau Rd Rotorua New Zealand

Traditional Maori Massage and Healing Treatments. Rotorua Cultural Day ToursMaori Healing Workshops

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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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Te Urewera Treks

Te Urewera Treks

Joanna Doherty
PO Box 83, Murupara 3062, New Zealand

Kia ora and welcome to Te Urewera Treks We offer a range of unique 1 to 4 day wilderness walks for people looking for a special trekking experience.

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Ulva’s Guided Walks

Ulva’s Guided Walks

Ulva Goodwillie
PO Box 85, Stewart Island New Zealand

Guided Walks on Ulva Island Bird Sanctuary.

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Pounamu Lodge

Pounamu Lodge

Karen and David
51 Spencer Road Rotorua New Zealand

Pounamu Lodge, Rotorua Luxury Lodge & Maori Cultural Experience at Lake Tarawera.

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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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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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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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White Wolf Journeys & Good Company

White Wolf Journeys & Good Company

Robbyne LaPlant
New Zealand

We create custom group or personal experiences involving many spiritual teachings of native cultures and oneness with all of natures kingdom.

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