Top Tourism Site Award

The Top Tourism Site Award is awarded to leading New Zealand travel sites that enhance New Zealand as a travel destination. Each site must comply to criteria set by New Zealand Tourism Guide.

Use this Web site to view previous winners, find out more about the award or submit a site.

Recent Winners

These are our recent award winners, or you can view all past winners.

07-04-2014 - Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet

Standing on the shore of New Zealand's Lake Wanaka is Whare Kea Lodge & Chalet, a truly peaceful retreat and an adventurer's paradise. Just like their lodge, this website is elegantly designed and is optimised for viewing on a variety of smartphones, tablets, and computers. The banner imagery and typograpghy choices are simply remarkable.


31-03-2014 - Edgewater

Offering luxury boutique accommodation with expansive ocean views across the Wellington Harbour, is Edgewater, located in Seatoun, Karaka Bay. This is a website that matches their luxurious offering - it's optimised for mobile devices and features a stunning parallax scrolling effect to perfectly highlight the website content and imagery.


24-03-2014 - Lomond Lodge

Boasting fantastic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables, and offering 10 comfortable studio rooms with ensuites, kitchenettes, TV's & wifi, is Queenstown's centrally located Lomond Lodge. Their website is a pleasure to visit and offers four different layouts for flexibility across multiple devices, a must in this day and age. The website is refreshingly easy to navigate and also provide fantastic imagery that scales according to the device it's been viewed on.


17-03-2014 - Lochiel Estate

A 10 minute drive from Mangawhai Heads and set amongst rolling green pastures in a secluded valley is Lochiel Estate, a fully operational vineyard and winery that also boasts a superb accommodation option at The House. This website is simply stunning. Not only is it easy to navigate and use, the website is optimised for smartphones making it a pleasure to use on any device.


10-03-2014 - Rangitata Rafts

With spine-tingling scenery and located just two hours out of Christchurch is Rangitata Rafts, a family business with Grade 1 to 5 white water guaranteed on every trip. Not only is it well designed, it also captures the feel of this thrilling outdoor adventure with this mobile optimised website.


03-03-2014 - The Chalets Motel

Located in the beautiful Alpine area of Hanmer Springs is The Chalets Motel with 10 fully self-contained Chalets, each offering peace, quiet and an amazing view. Their visually appealing Web site features high quality images on the homepage to draw you in, and is perfectly optimised for viewing on smart devices - a must in this day and age!


24-02-2014 - Pavilions Hotel

BLocated in the new heart of Christchurch is Pavilions Hotel, a welcoming 4-star haven ideally situated in Papanui. Their website is simply fantastic. All rooms offer virtual tours; the layout is easy to navigate; and the entire site is optimised for perfect viewing across a range of devices from smartphones, tablets and desktops.


17-02-2014 - Altamont Lodge

Altamont Lodge is located within walking distance to stunning Lake Wanaka and sets a new standard in budget accommodation. The SEO efforts reflect this and sees their website on page one of Google for 'budget accommodation Wanaka'. Add to that the crisp user-friendly layout making this site a pleasure to navigate.


10-02-2014 - Pioneer Waterfront Apartments

Just a stone's throw from Paihia's waterfront are the Pioneer Waterfront Apartments, a superbly appointed complex with 11 two-bedroom apartments. Their new website is stacked with colourful imagery, clear navigation, and is also optimised to display correctly on smartphones - a must in this day and age.


» View all the previous winners of the Top Tourism Site Award.