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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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Self-Contained

Self-Contained

Eco-Stay: ideal to use as a base

for your holiday. Enjoy Energy efficient luxury cottages in scenic Catlins River Valley, or Imagine yourself relaxing in a unique strawbale cottage, or a small, organic and eco-friendly accommodation. For the independant traveller ... Scroll the page to find Self-Contained Holiday Accommodation throughout New Zealand.
Solscape Eco Retreat

Solscape Eco Retreat

Phil McCabe & Bernadette Gavin
611 Wainui Road, Waikato New Zealand

Simplistic to luxurious accommodation. Solscape has an option for everyone. Tipis, camping, backpacker stays & fully self-contained studios & cottages

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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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Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

Wharepuke Subtropical Accommodation

Tania Booth
190 Kerikeri Road Northland New Zealand

5 eco cottages in 5 acres of award winning garden. Cafe/restaurant awarded "Northland Cafe of the Year" and Art Gallery of International work onsite.

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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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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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Nelson Coastal Barnstay

Nelson Coastal Barnstay

David Short
146 Aporo Rd Nelson New Zealand

Situated on the Ruby Coast Scenic Drive between Nelson and Motueka, our two cottages are set in an elevated coastal setting with spectacular mountain

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The Gates Accommodation

The Gates Accommodation

Roger Waddell + Adele Smith
197 Seaton Valley Rd Nelson New Zealand

Gorgeous eco-houses on 7 acre organic farmlet beside Mapua seaside village. Copper Gate (4bdrm), Corru Gate (3bdrm) Kissing Gate (glamping site).

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Chestnut Cottage

Chestnut Cottage

Trish and Gijs
2614 Waiare Road, RD1 Kaeo New Zealand

Come and enjoy your stay at Chestnut Cottage – organic self catering accommodation situated in the Waiare Valley in the Far North.

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Morere Hot Springs Lodge

Morere Hot Springs Lodge

Julie Redman
3987 SH2 Wairoa District New Zealand

Cabins (sleep up to 3), Mid century 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps up to 5) & historic farmhouse lodge (sleeps up to 11) all are self contained.

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Tussock Cottage

Tussock Cottage

Lee van der Geest
48 Rutherford Road Queenstown New Zealand

Tussock Cottage, Imagine yourself relaxing in a unique strawbale cottage, featuring a variety of original art & sculptures near Queenstown.

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The Flying Fox

The Flying Fox

Annette Main or John Blythe
3081 Whanganui River Road Whanganui New Zealand

Two guest cottages lovingly created from recycled materials overlook the river. Comfortably furnished with an eclectic style, they are fully equipped.

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Catlins Mohua Wildlife Park

Catlins Mohua Wildlife Park

Mary and Fergus Sutherland
Mohua Park, Owaka, The Catlins New Zealand

Catlins Mohua Park Cottages. Energy efficient luxury cottages and forest reserve in the scenic Catlins River Valley near walks and river fishing.

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The Last Straw Cottage

The Last Straw Cottage

Jon & Lynne Young
Mount Heslington Road, Brightwater, Nelson. New Zealand

Discover a place in a picturesque valley, close to Nelson where you will find a peaceful, private country environment which will refresh your spirit.

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Neudorfs Gingerbread House

Neudorfs Gingerbread House

Peter Bullock & Doris Lindegger
Neudorf Rd 357, Upper Moutere Upper Moutere, Nelson New Zealand

A home away from home and a chalet away from others. Self-contained Casa Lucia.

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Korito Organics

Korito Organics

Derina Turner
389 Korito Road New Plymouth New Zealand

Relax, unwind and enjoy the experience of living on a solar and water powered permaculture property with native trees, lake, and organic gardens.

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Cliff House

Cliff House

Cliff House
Te Whara Way Taiharuru New Zealand

Cliff House offers luxury, lodge style, self-contained, accommodation for up to 8 people. Located 25 minutes from Whangarei in a clifftop setting.

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Kaimarama Chalets

Kaimarama Chalets

Sarah or Phil Mason
81 Kaimarama Road, Whitianga New Zealand

Secluded and private self contained chalets with queen beds, gas showers, barbecue, microwave, rural and sea views. Mobile phone coverage and wifi.

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The Sandcastle

The Sandcastle

Steve du Feu
Haile Lane Takaka New Zealand

We have 6 self-contained chalets set in peaceful gardens & native bush in beautiful Golden Bay.

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Glencoe

Glencoe

Nick & Jo Collins
95 Mairoa Road King Country New Zealand

Glencoe Self-contained or catered one bedroom cottage

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Coastal Campers

Coastal Campers

Karen & Craig Richards
22 Lee Street Whitianga New Zealand

Family friendly Motorhome rental, fully equipped self contained vehicles sleep 2-6, daily rate includes insurance. Auckland/Hamilton airport pick up.

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The Hayloft

The Hayloft

Julie or John
272 Ballantyne Road Wanaka New Zealand

Unique, strawbale self-contained apartment set on 16 acres farmland. Oozes relaxed character and comfort. Perfect for a couple.

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Indigo Bush Studios

Indigo Bush Studios

Robyn Lewis
19 Flays Rd Coromandel Town New Zealand

Self contained accommodation on the outskirts of Coromandel Town

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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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The Fat Pigeon

The Fat Pigeon

Liz & Mike
444 Spencer Rd Rotorua RD5 New Zealand

The Fat Pigeon is a self contained flat at beautiful Lake Tarawera, just 25 minutes drive from Rotorua.

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