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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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Nature Tourism - Land-based

Nature Tourism - Land-based

Wildlife Tours
Rare Birds
Great Walks

Interactive, Nature Tourism and Guided Eco-Tours, including: Glow worms, Bush walks, Geothermal landscapes, Permaculture designed gardens, Privately guided tours by Kayak, Bird watching, Wildlife Tours and more
Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Waimangu Volcanic Valley

Customer Services
587 Waimangu Road Rotorua 3073 New Zealand

Multi EcoTourism Award winning Waimangu Volcanic Valley, the Rotorua destination everyone should visit, is the world's youngest geothermal system .

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Kiwi Encounter

Kiwi Encounter

Toni Thompson
Fairy Springs Road ROTORUA New Zealand

NZ's largest and most succesfull kiwi rearing facility. You will be guided through a conservation programme to save these unique endangered birds.

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360 Discovery Cruises

360 Discovery Cruises

Customer Services
Pier 4 Auckland New Zealand

Tiritiri Matangi, is an Open Scientific Reserve allowing 150 ferry visitors daily from Wednesday to Sunday onto the island.

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Kaikoura Coast Track

Kaikoura Coast Track

Sally and David Handyside
R D 4 Cheviot North Canterbury New Zealand

Kaikoura Coast Walk. 1 of New Zealand's finest private walks. Walk 3 days with only day pack. Groups are limited to 10 people. Meals available.

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Waipiata

Waipiata

Natalie & Ross
657 Pukapuka Road, Auckland New Zealand

Waipiata. Enviro-Gold. Experience 5-star luxury in a secluded water's edge environment just 30 minutes north of Auckland. An award winning retreat.

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Phytofarm Herbal Learning Garden

Phytofarm Herbal Learning Garden

Valmai Becker
166 Okuti Valley Road Banks Peninsula New Zealand

Phytofarm is an attractive 12 hectare property dedicated to the growing and practical use of plant medicines.

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Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences

Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences

Chris Birt
P O Box 1491 Taupo New Zealand

Whirinaki Rainforest Experiences, Eco-cultural experiences that inform, educate and entertain in one of the world's finest remaining temperate rainforests

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Miss Guided Adventures

Miss Guided Adventures

Lee Anne
New Zealand

Custom Built Escorted Tours

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The Awatere Tussock Track

The Awatere Tussock Track

Simon and Lynda Harvey
Glen Orkney Blenheim New Zealand

An exhilarating 3 day unguided walk through stunning high country. Showcasing an integrated approach to farming and conservation. Superb facilities.

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Off the Mapp

Off the Mapp

Jenny Mapp
4597 Waihopai Valley Road Blenheim New Zealand

Discover a hidden conservation wilderness, a high country playground, an historic station, self contained retreat.

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Yoga Nature

Yoga Nature

Emma Crawford
168 Waitapu Road Golden Bay New Zealand

6 days of yoga, nature, memorable adventures, healthy food supportive community & transformational practices in the beautiful Golden Bay, NZ.

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Mercury Orchard

Mercury Orchard

Diana Baer
141 Purangi Road Whitianga New Zealand

Two self-contained cottages in an organic mixed orchard

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Sacred Earth Retreat

Sacred Earth Retreat

Aaron
128 Lone Kauri Road AUCKLAND New Zealand

Eco-friendly retreat centre with spectacular ocean vistas and direct access to wilderness trails, black-sand beaches, and primal waterfalls.

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Bush and Beach 2013 Ltd

Bush and Beach 2013 Ltd

Ben Thornton
Enterprise Drive Auckland New Zealand

Bush and Beach offers interactive, enjoyable and innovative guided eco-tours in the greater Auckland region and North Island of New Zealand. TEST

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Escape Adventures

Escape Adventures

John Etherington
31 Commercial St Takaka New Zealand

We are a small New Zealand based company who are passionate about riding bikes.

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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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Auckland's Coast & Country tour

Auckland's Coast & Country tour

Donna Hamilton
PO Box 199 Auckland 0881 New Zealand

Highly rated on Tripadvisor. All-inclusive eco-tour hosted by NZ & Maori owner/operators. Includes visit to our own sheep farm and historic Homestead

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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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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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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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Driftwood Ecotours

Driftwood Ecotours

Will Parsons
RD3 Dillons Point Road, Blenheim 7273 New Zealand

Will Parsons, an approved DOC concessionaire offers you privately guided tours by 4WD or kayak. Tours can be customized to your time and interest.

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Wairata Station Farmstay

Bob Redpath
201 Wairata Road, Opotiki New Zealand

Wairata Station has the Waioeka River running through the heart of the farm, troutfishing, bush walks, kayaking,tubing, glow worms, at door step.

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Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Gabrielle Young
443 Seaview Road, Onetangi Auckland New Zealand

Giverny Gardens is an organic and permaculture designed garden and training centre at Onetangi on Waiheke Island.

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