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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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Discover creative places to stay in New Zealand -  Earth-Brick, Strawbale, Ecolodges, Farmstays, Back Packers and organic B&B's throughout Aotearoa.
Pottsbury Organic Farm

Pottsbury Organic Farm

Thelma Williams
244 Ongare Point Road, R.D.1, Katikati New Zealand

Pottsbury Farm is an organic Orchard. Nestled among the trees and bird song are two private and secluded Holiday Homes.

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Braemar on Parliament Street

Braemar on Parliament Street

John Sweetman
7 Parliament Street Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Braemar on Parliament Street B&B is an elegant inner city Victorian townhouse, located beside the Auckland University, close to beautiful Albert Park.

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Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast

Kaeppeli’s Bed & Breakfast

Jill Kaeppeli
40 Gray Ave, Kuaotunu New Zealand

A unique peaceful, secluded, Eco friendly haven. Stunning sea, bush and rural views. Comfortable sunny rooms with natural bedding. Children Welcome.

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Matua Gardens Retreat

Matua Gardens Retreat

Sue Lovett
15 Kingstons Hill Road Akaroa 7581 New Zealand

Best shared with someone you love, we offer a secluded guest suite ideal for romantic celebrations, international travellers or just some time out.

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ANANDA Cottage Organic BB

ANANDA Cottage Organic BB

Claudia van Roosmalen
64 Sandwich Road, Christchurch New Zealand

Located in the green, tree-lined suburb of Beckenham, ANANDA Cottage is a fully self-contained, delightfully decorated garden cottage.

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Okuti Garden

Okuti Garden

Jim Mullins
216 Okuti Valley Road Christchurch New Zealand

Not quite a backpackers or a B&B and not your usual homestay, we've thought of calling it a 'garden stay'.

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Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay

Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay

Denise & David Hall
1447 Takaka Hill Highway, Nelson New Zealand

Ora Bed & Breakfast and Farmstay. We are Ora - The Garden of Wellbeing. Bed & Breakfast on a small farm operated with the principles of permaculture.

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The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel

The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel

Gerard Hill
30 Ponsonby Terrace Auckland New Zealand

The Great Ponsonby Art Hotel. Relax in a quiet 1890's villa in the middle of cosmopolitan Auckland, just 2 minutes stroll to Ponsonby's vibrant cafes, restaurants, and galleries.

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Joya Garden and Villa Studios & Organic B&B

Joya Garden and Villa Studios & Organic B&B

Paulina Aarts
49 Brougham Street, Nelson New Zealand

Joya is located in a quiet area of central Nelson. We offer 2 fully independent, self contained studios as well as 2 B&B rooms on top floor of villa.

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Earthbush Bed and Breakfast

Earthbush Bed and Breakfast

Barbara Glass
197 Main Road North Paraparaumu New Zealand

Eco friendly Bed and Breakfast

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Haulfryn House

Haulfryn House

Sally Minoprio
510 O'Shea Road Pirongia 3876 New Zealand

On the foothills of Mt Pirongia,Hamilton. Spectacular views.200 acre organic beef farm. 3 guest bedrooms with private bathrooms. Gourmet breakfasts.

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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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Featherstone B&B

Featherstone B&B

Sally Lovell-Smith
423 Cashmere Road Christchurch New Zealand

A delightful cottage on the gentle slopes of the Port hills, set in one acre of mature trees and informal garden, with views of mountains and city.

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Anatoki  River Organic B&B

Anatoki River Organic B&B

Fiona Cameron
432 One Spec Road, Takaka, 7183 New Zealand

Beautiful river boundary - swimming hole, glow worms. Quiet location, Takaka 6km. Qualified massage therapist. Families welcome. Kitchen available.

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Akaroa Coastal Retreat

Akaroa Coastal Retreat

Jenny Davey
310 Onuku Road Akaroa New Zealand

Tranquil retreat with panoramic views of Akaroa harbor. The accommodation is modern, quiet and private with ensuite in a secluded coastal location.

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Earthsounds Retreat

Earthsounds Retreat

Rosemary Filleul
31 Simmons Rd Taumarunui 3994 New Zealand

At Earthsounds we help people explore or develop their relationship with the earth by using Earth Based Healing Methods on a 600 acre farm.

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Great Barrier Island Eco Experiences ltd

Great Barrier Island Eco Experiences ltd

Toni Kendall
660 whangaparapara Road Great Barrier Island New Zealand

We offer beautiful cotton canvas bell tents for a luxurious glamping experience, mountain bike rentals and personal guided walking tours.

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Kaikoura Wilderness Walks

Kaikoura Wilderness Walks

Nicky McArthur
PO Box 177 Kaikoura New Zealand

Experience the Wilderness Walk of a Lifetime. A 3 day Private Guided Walk through Puhi Peaks Nature Reserve, Kaikoura staying in a luxury retreat

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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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Hillside Hotel

Hillside Hotel

Hillside Hotel
New Zealand

A country retreat and eco-lodge, a Qualmark four-star boutique hotel with an enviro-gold rating; nestled amongst native forest atop Taupiri Ranges

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Fantails Accommodation and Self Contained Cottages

Fantails Accommodation and Self Contained Cottages

Heather Watson
40 Mc Arthur Street Levin 5510 New Zealand

If you’re looking for a retreat or sabbatical try our home baking and certified organic food!

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Haurata Retreat / Walks

Haurata Retreat / Walks

Jane Tombleson
1257 Makaretu Road Gisborne New Zealand

Welcome to the Haurata experience 'Gisborne's best kept secret' Breathe the clean mountain air Drink the pure spring water

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TERRA

TERRA

Donna & Dave McArtney
55 Omori Road, Turangi New Zealand

TERRA Taupo Eco Retreat Recreation and Adventure. 100 acres of rolling countryside, with panoramic views of Lake Taupo and surrounding country.

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Kimi Ora Eco Resort

Kimi Ora Eco Resort

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99 Martin Farm Road Motueka 7197 New Zealand

Kimi Ora Eco Resort Holiday Accommodation in Kaiteriteri just one hour from Nelson, in the Abel Tasman National Park. Health, wellness www.kimiora.com

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