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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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Farmstay

Farmstay

Experience a range of rural New Zealand Eco Farmstays

Orchards, Various Gardens, Poultry, Cattle, Deer, Woodlots ... Guided farm-tours over sustainably managed farms. Scroll down  to view Farm stay eco-accommodations throughout NZ.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Purangi Estate

Purangi Estate

Evans Family
501 Purangi Road Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand

Winery, Café, Retail, Tours, Farmstay, Tea Garden and Entertainment

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Centre Hill Cottage

Centre Hill Cottage

Ian Blakemore
59 Howell Road, Pleasant Point New Zealand

Centre Hill has been farmed by Ian Blakemore since 1968, and gained full organic certification status in 1990.

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Hunter Hills Organics

Hunter Hills Organics

David Henderson
661 Teschemaker Valley Road, Timaru New Zealand

Farming, fun and food are the three main ingredients. Mix this with some good kiwi hospitality and cheer.

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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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Prana Eco Retreat

Prana Eco Retreat

Prana Team
750 Ohui Rd Opoutere New Zealand

A unique Eco Retreat Venue, a place to rejuvenate body and soul, to swim, surf, walk and meditate.

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Old Stone House

Old Stone House

Old Stone House
621 Tara Rd Northland New Zealand

Old Stone House Accommodation Organic Orchard & Historic Place, Built in the 1890's from local Tara volcanic rock, the OLD STONE HOUSE.

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Blockhill Cottage

Blockhill Cottage

Melisa and Olmec
966 Leader Road East North Canterbury New Zealand

Blockhill Cottage semi-self contained cottage easy access to outdoor shower/ toilet. Overlooking native bush surrounded by permaculture food forests.

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Richmond Plains Vineyard

Richmond Plains Vineyard

Lars Jensen
108 McShane Road Nelson New Zealand

Richmond Plains Vineyard, Walk or picnic among the vines on Richmond Plains certified organic vineyard.

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Prosperity Tree Organic Farmstay

Prosperity Tree Organic Farmstay

Greg Dawson
248 Te Poi South Road, New Zealand

400 sqm 4 bedroom rural home on a 120ha certified organic dairy farm. Detached 100 sqm 2 bedroom (upstairs) guest accommodation.

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Aoraki Country Cottage

Aoraki Country Cottage

Dave Stanton
246 Gualter Rd, Geraldine RD 21 Geraldine New Zealand

Aoraki Country Cottage is an independent self-contained apartment located just two minutes off the highway.

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Knapdale Eco Lodge

Knapdale Eco Lodge

Kees Weytmans,
114 Snowsill Road, Gisborne 4071 New Zealand

Knapdale Eco Lodge, Luxury home stay accommodation in Gisborne. Stunning rural landscape. Guided Ecotours of our sustainably managed Permaculture farm

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Tree Dimensions

Tree Dimensions

Dieter Proebst
58 Shaggery Road, Motueka New Zealand

Treedimensions is a small mixed farm of 30 acres with orchards, various gardens, poultry, few cattle, woodlots and 40 acres regenerating unused land.

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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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Peel Forest Homestays

Peel Forest Homestays

Steve and Jenny Deans
33 Rangitata Gorge Road Geraldine New Zealand

Nestled intimately at the foot of Mt. Peel we offer warm Kiwi, Christian hospitality and healthy home-grown natural food to our visitors.

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Rose & Wills Retreat

Rose & Wills Retreat

Will and Rose Parsons
749 Dillon's Point Road Blenheim New Zealand

You don't have to be a birder to enjoy our 'posh hut' beside our 20 hectare wetland, 10 minutes from Marlborough's wine and food attractions!

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