Welcome to Exotica

Step into our vibrant garden of exotic plants, tropical fruits & Asian herbs

Our Story

Welcome to our world, where the enchantment of exotic plants and the discovery of unique flavours unite. We prioritise excellence in everything from packaging to delivery, aiming to delight our customers. Our foundation is built on robust horticultural research and development, to not only enhance productivity and refine processes but also diversify our offerings to include a range of health-focused food products that cater to busy lifestyles, while ensuring our practices meet and exceed international quality standards through partnerships with local and overseas manufacturers.

Nestled in New Zealand’s Far North, our orchard is a testament to the diversity and viability of growing an extensive range of tropical fruits and plants on a commercial scale. From the sweetness of papayas to the zest of pineapples, the vibrant hues of dragon fruit to the rich textures of guavas, the lush greenery of sugar cane to the bountiful of bananas, our collection showcases a remarkable variety.

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Our Foundation

Our story starts in a simple home, closely intertwined with a modest family orchard, where under the watchful guidance of a botanist father, we first connected with the rhythms of the earth. Our mother, a chef and entrepreneur, guided us through the intricacies of flavour, the art of blending herbs, and the craft of traditional medicine. This blend of experiences instilled in us a rich legacy in the botanical and culinary worlds.

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Cultivating Passion

Raised in an environment that revered both the garden and the kitchen for over 30 years, we learned early on the importance of care and creativity. This environment shaped our vision, driving us to explore and nurture a diversity of plant and fruit varieties, enhancing our offerings with unique and sought-after tastes.

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A Global Melange of Flavours and Colours

Our Northland orchard embodies our dedication to diversity and excellence, housing a collection of tropical fruit trees and herbs. This initiative not only enhances local biodiversity but also strengthens our global connections, bringing exotic fruit seeds and varieties to New Zealand.

We cultivate everything from citruses to peppers, fiery hot chillies, succulent mangoes, hearty bananas, jackfruit, longans, and starfruit, to the creamy goodness of cherimoyas, Jaboticaba, and avocados. Our orchard even embraces the subtlety of sapote in shades of yellow, white, black, and green. Not to mention, a plethora of Asian herbs flourish here, each adding its unique note to the symphony of flavours we’re proud to cultivate. This vibrant array is not just for our personal enjoyment but is grown on a scale that allows for commercial distribution, proving that our passion for exotic horticulture can thrive far from its traditional home.

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Exotica Tropical™

Bridging Innovation & Tradition

Launched in 2024 after extensive R&D, Exotica Tropical™ offers freeze-dried exotic fruits, chosen to satisfy fruit lovers and plant enthusiasts. This line highlights our dedication to innovation, health, and culinary discovery with more ranges of product lines to be released throughout the year.


Discover the exquisite flavours of Asia with our New Zealand-grown fresh produce. Cultivated on fertile volcanic soil, our range includes exotic fruits, herbs, and spices—some available all year round, while others are seasonal and available on a pre-order basis. Order online today and experience the vibrant tastes of Asia, freshly harvested and delivered directly to your door.

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The Essence of Excellence

Our very own brand Korunui ® captures our core values: quality, authenticity, and sustainability. Our gourmet vanilla beans, cultivated in fertile soils in Malaysia, and our range of potent liquid extracts of traditional herbs, selected for their healing properties, cater to modern, health-focused lifestyles.


Dive into the lush world of our Plants & Garden Supplies and transform your outdoor spaces into a breathtaking oasis of vibrant colors and exotic scents. Our collection features a diverse range of rare tropical and subtropical plants, each carefully selected to ensure the highest quality and most spectacular display in your garden. This passion for botanical wonders was nurtured in a small, bountiful family orchard, where I grew up under the guidance of my father—a dedicated botanist and an avid plant enthusiast. His love for the intricate beauty of flora has deeply influenced our commitment to bringing exceptional and intriguing plants directly to your home. We constantly expand our selection with exciting new discoveries that promise to enhance the biodiversity and aesthetic appeal of your garden. Explore our offerings and let your garden become a living testament to extraordinary natural beauty


Our expansion

In 2022, Exotica Flowers marked a significant new chapter with the acquisition of 15 acres in Northland, specifically devoted to hydrangeas. This expansion has enabled us to concentrate on the local market more effectively, demonstrating our adaptability and resilience. At our nursery, we specialise in cultivating the exquisite white Hydrangea Snowball and the highly sought-after antique varieties. Additionally, we boast a vibrant collection of hydrangeas in stunning shades of blue, pink, and purple. These flowers are renowned for their exceptional quality and beauty, making them highly regarded by many established florists across the country. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every bloom meets the highest standards, contributing to our reputation as a trusted supplier in the floral industry.

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Exotica Seafood

At Exotica Seafood, we take immense pride in offering the finest oysters harvested from the pristine waters of New Zealand. Our oysters are renowned for their succulent taste and exceptional quality, reflecting the purity and richness of their natural habitat. With over a decade of experience in the oyster trading business on the North Island of New Zealand, we have developed a strong understanding of what constitutes the very best in oyster quality. Our credibility in the industry and unwavering commitment to both product and service quality ensure that everything we deliver meets the highest standards of excellence.

In 2024, we consolidated all our businesses together under the Exotica brand, enabling us to deliver our exquisite oysters nationwide. Our robust business connections, both locally and internationally, have allowed us to continue expanding. We are thrilled to have joined the seafood and meat export industry, successfully registered with the Ministry of Primary Industry (MPI) New Zealand as a meat and seafood exporter.

At Exotica Seafood, our commitment to quality extends beyond oysters. We take great interest in offering a diverse range of premium seafood, including the renowned New Zealand green-lip mussels, exquisite NZ king salmon, and premium dried seafood products. Our dedication to sourcing only the finest seafood for both export and import ensures that each product reflects the superior taste and freshness our customers expect. As we continue to grow, we are excited to expand our range, bringing more high-quality seafood options to the market.