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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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"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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“One of the best investments of the year! It is such a pleasure to get away from the Mrs. Mac’s and Burger Kings and experience the best of NZ.”
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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.
Riverslea Retreat

Riverslea Retreat

Lilian and Chris Bramley
733 Otaki Gorge Road, Otaki New Zealand

Surrounded by nature, great private location. Ideal for groups to meet, work and relax together.

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Ohui Eco Lodge

Ohui Eco Lodge

Maya
750 Ohui Road, Opoutere New Zealand

World class Luxury Eco Estate of 100acre natural site, coastal positioning with native forest and its multi million dollar Eco Villa.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Chris Sturgeon
SH1 at Station Road, Kaikoura New Zealand

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, nestled between Kaikoura's Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, home to Kaikoura's whales. Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses.

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Minaret Lodge

Minaret Lodge

Gary Tate
34 Eely Point Road, Wanaka New Zealand

Minaret Lodge is a sanctuary, situated in a two acre park-like setting, providing luxury accommodation in Wanaka New Zealand.

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Mainholm Country Lodge

Mainholm Country Lodge

Graham & Sandi Larsen
592 Pomahaka Road RD1 New Zealand

Restored Victorian homestead nestled between the Pomahaka river and Blue Mountains.

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Maple Lodge

Maple Lodge

Paul Raymont
56 Halliday Road, New Zealand

Qualmark 4 Star Plus Luxury Lodge

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Tikapa Moana Eco Spa Retreat

Tikapa Moana Eco Spa Retreat

Bill and Marilyn
30 Pukekereru Lane Kaiaua New Zealand

Wellness retreat with various accommodation & therapeutic options set in a subtropical organic orchard on the tranquil SeabirdCoast, 1hr from Auckland

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Opua Home

Opua Home

Manager
30 Point Veronica Drive Opua New Zealand

The Opua Home is a spirit-lifting holiday home in the Bay of Islands designed by internationally-renowned eco-architect Graeme North. For you.

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Kaimata Retreat

Kaimata Retreat

Rachel Duell
297 Cape Saunders Road Dunedin New Zealand

boutique lodge, wonderful waterside location, timber built, within the special natural environment of the Otago Peninsula -

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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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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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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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 Tree Hut Cottage

Tree Hut Cottage

Adie and Justin Long
221 Lee Pakaraka Road, Masterton New Zealand

Canadian Style Log Cabin

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The Rabbithole

The Rabbithole

Natalie Hormann
1115 Akatarawa Rd Upper Hutt New Zealand

The Rabbithole is a 2 acre lifestyle block on the outskirts of Upper Hutt. The property offers 'a bit of garden, a bit of bush, a bit of river'.

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Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre

Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre

Catherine Grace
60 Acacia Heights Drive, Taupo 3377 New Zealand

Tauhara Retreat & Conference 5ha of peaceful natural beauty, stunning Lake views. Tauhara Centre a place of experiencing, coming together & learning.

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Mahamudra Retreat Centre

Mahamudra Retreat Centre

Mahamudra Retreat Centre
RD4 Colville, New Zealand

Mahamudra Centre for Universal Unity, Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre stands for Beauty, Peace and Tranquility.

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Aio Wira Centre

Aio Wira Centre

Di Davies
8 Aio Wira road Waitakere New Zealand

seminar retreat centre 35 mins from dwontown Auckland in the middle of Waitkere ranges 10 kms from Te Henga ( Bethells beach)

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Good Company Pacific

Good Company Pacific

Michael Fleck
24 Glenbrook Road, Waiheke Island 1081 New Zealand

Good Company Pacific designs and leads sacred journeys and cultural tours throughout New Zealand and Hawaii with native wisdom keepers and guides.

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Anahata Yoga Retreat

Anahata Yoga Retreat

Anahata Yoga Retreat
PO Box 155 Golden Bay New Zealand

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Te Moata Retreat Centre

Te Moata Retreat Centre

Jessie Birss
180 Paul Road Tairua, Coromandel New Zealand

Te Moata offers ongoing retreats to rejuvenate spirit, mind and body amongst beautiful regenerating bush near Tairua. Unique labyrinth, huts to hire.

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Earthskin

Earthskin

Nancy King
Motutara Road Muriwai New Zealand

Earthskin Muriwai has been set up as an Creative Artist Residency for NZ and International artists, for an eco-art immersive experience!

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