Previous Winners : 2004
29-11-04 - Muddy Water Winery
The soils on the Waipara Valley's sunny slopes are ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, and the North Canterbury climate is perfect for producing intensely flavoured grapes. The Muddy Water Web site makes it easy for users to access vineyard-related information and quality images are used to support a stylish page layout.
22-11-04 - The Lord of the Rings Tours with Wanaka Sightseeing
The Lord of the Rings experience allows visitors to handle and try on items of weaponry, jewellery and costumes as seen in the movie trilogy. Continuing the well-spaced design theme of the parent company, Wanaka Sightseeing, the Lord of the Rings Tours Web site uses effective imagery to reinforce the movie theme as the site's main focus.
15-11-04 - White Morph Motor Inn
This quality accommodation and restaurant overlooks the ocean with views out to the stunning Kaikoura mountains. White Morph Motor Inn has utilised this very picturesque location on their Web site, with colourful regional images dominating a clear contemporary page design.
08-11-04 - The Great KiwiCombo Pass
Great New Zealand vacation packages with a travel pass that combines New Zealand self-drive or coach holidays, with a choice of hotel or motel accommodation. A solely Internet-based business, the KiwiCombo Pass presents a bold and bright Web site with well laid out content promoting the many travel options available throughout New Zealand.
01-11-04 - Carter Observatory
Located in the Wellington botanical gardens, the Carter Observatory has a planetarium, many static displays, lecture theatre, a range of telescopes available to the public and a visitor gift shop. Their very easy to access Web site covers many facets of the organisation. Clear navigation and a variety of well organised information enables a range of users to enjoy this site.
26-10-04 - Auckland Harbour Tours
An authentic Maori heritage experience. Understand and appreciate Auckland's history and landmarks from a Maori perspective while enjoying a luxury sailing experience and superb Maori cuisine. The enticing harbour photos and cleanly designed layout give a fresh and professional approach to their Web site.
18-10-04 - Bachcare
Providing a comprehensive range of holiday home and bach rental accommodation in the Coromandel and Central Plateau regions of NZ. The Bachcare Web site combines a secure online environment with a consistent design, nicely achieved by incorporating their logo in the overall theme.
11-10-04 - Wanaka Adventures
Adventures offering a wide range of activities for individuals and corporate groups that are both exhilarating and challenging. Join them at the heart of the Southern Lakes for fishing, golf, hunting, jet boating and more. Bright blocks of colour and use of white space combined with a contemporary design theme make this a very appealing and easy to use Web site.
04-10-04 - Wilderness Motorhomes New Zealand
Wilderness New Zealand exclusively hire two-berth motorhomes for the ultimate road trip. In addition to motorhome hire details on their Web site, Wilderness New Zealand also publishes quality photography, useful travel information and links to related resources.
27-09-04 - Dive Kaikoura New Zealand
Kaikoura's rocky coastline is the natural location for seal swimming and scuba diving with Dive Kaikoura New Zealand. This is a bright, fun Web site with an aquatic theme that reinforces the underwater environment in which they work.
20-09-04 - Christchurch Art Gallery
Te Puna o Waiwhetu presents and conserves works of art. This new $47.5 million facility, the biggest in the South Island, features two floors of exhibition space, educational areas and a Sculpture Garden. The Web site, a great resource of gallery information is easily accessible and uncluttered. A dramatic theme compliments the overall branding linking the physical gallery with its online presence.
13-09-04 - Dell Cote Homestay
Located within walking distance of the seaside village of Tairua, this luxurious Coromandel homestay is set in one acre of organic orchard and gardens in the Rewarewa Valley. A bright and cheerful Web site compliments the appeal of this homestay. The pages convey an individual look and feel without compromising a balanced layout of content and ease of use.
06-09-04 - DeHaan Tours
Specialising in customised tour itineraries, DeHaan Tours presents the best of New Zealand to visitors by designing holidays specific to their needs. DeHaan Tours uses their Web site to present a variety of possible tour options and their success lies with a clean page layout, innovative use of a navigation theme and bright colour photos.
30-08-04 - Waipara Springs Winery and Restaurant
Waipara Springs is a boutique vineyard and winery located in the warm dry Waipara Valley north of Christchurch. They effectively convey themselves online with their clever brand reinforcement, thematic colours and user-friendly page formats.
23-08-04 - Wellington Zoo
New Zealand's oldest zoo, founded in 1906, is committed to the conservation of endangered species and to the education of its visitors. Great use of white space and bright colours make this an easy to use Web site without sacrificing the presentation of a lot of great content.
16-08-04 - Alpine and Heli Mountain Biking
A Wanaka-based tour operator specialising in action-packed bike tours down New Zealand's highest mountain biking tracks. The site is well supported by stunning images and uses an effective utilitarian navigation style.
09-08-04 - Flat Earth
Wellington tour company Flat Earth provide a unique kiwi experience, taking clients off the beaten track to explore the capital as well as the rest of New Zealand. Flat Earth has produced a comprehensive site employing interesting navigation, while great use of imagery evokes the excitement of touring Wellington city and the wide-open spaces of New Zealand.
02-08-04 - Nelson Coastal Barnstays
A boutique retreat that provides self-contained cottages amongst the region's vineyards and wineries. Neutral colours, careful placement and balance of content have created a contemporary Web site that nicely promotes the region through detailed information and superb photography.
26-07-04 - Chris Jolly Outdoors
Chris Jolly's Lake Taupo tourism business is one of the best-known outdoor companies in New Zealand. It now encompasses five large charter boats, a couple of helicopters and its own catering division. All activities are easily accessible through the Web site due to its simple layout and intuitive navigation.
19-07-04 - Elements of Sumner
The Elements of Sumner consists of a number of apartments situated in prime position to enjoy this popular Christchurch holiday destination. Excellent use of white space and crisp clean images reflect the cool, relaxed and stylish atmosphere of the apartments and Sumner itself.
12-07-04 - Sail Marlborough
Caro Vita is a true modern classic, from the drawing board of renowned New Zealand naval architect Alan Warwick. Stunning to look at and fitted out with the best of everything, she has a Web site to match. Clean lines, a fine design and crisp images compliment this luxurious floating boutique hotel.
05-07-04 - Art Apartment
Part gallery, part penthouse, the Art Apartment offers guests a unique opportunity to live among an inspiring collection of contemporary New Zealand art. The Web site conveys an arty feel combining good use of white space with colourful eye-catching detail.
28-06-04 - Paraparaumu Beach Golf Course
Paraparaumu Beach Links is rated as the best course in the country and because of its qualities as a traditional links course, ranks 99th in the world. The quality of this golf course is reflected in the quality of the site. Clean lines, clear images and simple navigation make this a most pleasant site to visit.
21-06-04 - Luxury Travel New Zealand
Catering for the discerning traveler, Luxury Travel New Zealand offers all you need for an unforgettable vacation. Tailor-made escorted itineraries may include a private jet, luxury villa and a chartered yacht. The Web site's professional photography, clean lines and ample use of white space convey a true sense of luxury.
14-06-04 - WhatsOnNZ.com
If you're searching for something related to New Zealand, WhatsOnNZ.com is a great place to start. This directory has everything from real estate to jobs. If it's related to New Zealand you'll find it here. Crisp, clean, aesthetically pleasing and simple to navigate. WhatsOnNZ.com has all the attributes of a well-designed Web site.
09-06-04 - Coastal Palms
Situated on the fringe of Motueka township overlooking Tasman Bay, Coastal Palms apartment studio offers comfort and affordable luxury. Through excellent use of photography the Web site shows exactly what to expect from this beautiful coastal accommodation. Overall the site is nicely designed and very appealing to the eye.
31-05-04 - Marlborough Sounds Marinas
If you’re planning a boating trip in the Marlborough Sounds, this site will provide you with all the necessary information regarding the region’s marinas. The site is very user friendly with a great balance of informative text, images and white space, resulting in a crisp, clean design.
24-05-04 - Woodland Park Lodge
Another informative tourism site, Woodland Park Lodge is as elegant to view as it is to navigate. Beautiful images of the lodge and surrounding native bush inspire the user to dream, while the classic left-hand navigation ensures they are never lost. Almost as elegant as the chauffeur-driven Bentleys from your host's private collection.
17-05-04 - Eatat.co.nz
An informative guide to the eateries and cuisine in the Lake Taupo area, eatat.co.nz employs good use of white space to deliver a clean appearance and to create division between the sites features. This site also features PHP to quickly access a database and display the requested information without delay.
10-05-04 - South Pacific Holidays
03-05-04 - Walking Tours New Zealand
A simple yet visually stunning site, Walking Tours employs internal banner links and dropdown menus for un-intrusive, yet intuitive navigation. Walking Tours is a well organised site, geographically breaking down the South Island to promote some of its most picturesque natural beauty.
26-04-04 - New Zealand Surf Tours
Surf schools, camps, heli-surf and corporate team building are among the services provided by New Zealand Surf Tours. This bright, informative and clearly laid out site employs consistent colours and a banner menu which is intuitive to navigate.
19-04-04 - Backpacker Board New Zealand
This site is like an online community for backpackers going to NZ. Unlike other sites they provide online help through online forums, and have many dynamic features to help travellers such as a noticeboard and job listings.
12-04-04 - Wanaka Stonehouse
Informative stylish site with comprehensive information about Wanaka and the Lodge facilities. Beautiful photography of an exclusive retreat for the international traveller looking for peace, tranquility, exclusive accommodation close to the lake and ski fields but only a short stroll to town.
05-04-04 - New Zealand Dream Weddings
New Zealand Dream Weddings has all the information needed for couples both locally and internationally who are looking to marry in NZ. Combine this with the easy to follow navigation and excellent use of imagery makes this a top site all round.
29-03-04 - South Pacific Motorcycle Tours
South Pacific Motorcycle Tours site is designed for ease of navigation and to give the customer a true "feeling" of New Zealand in the only way possible - on a Motorcycle.
22-03-04 - Waiheke Island Resort
Waiheke Island Resort is a resort. On Waiheke Island no less. The use of photographs as navigation buttons is one of the ways this well-organised site highlights the resort's scenic location.
15-03-04 - Wild Earth Adventures
Based in Dunedin, Wild Earth Adventures run eco-tours with an emphasis on kayaking, canoeing and bush craft. A vibrant logo over strong photography gives their Web pages a look and feel that effectively reinforces their marketing mesages.
08-03-04 - NZ Snow Life
This snow sports portal keeps powder hounds up to date on the latest from New Zealand's ski fields. By keeping the layout clear and consistent, NZ Snow Life makes finding the information easy.
01-03-04 - Rainbow Springs
The natural spring waters at Rotorua nature park Rainbow Springs are home to rainbow, brown and tiger trout, while the surrounding bush supports native birds and wildlife, from Kiwi to Tuatara. Strong photography, informative but not overly dense text and clear navigation add to the user experience on their site.
23-02-04 - Highpark Motor Inn
Fresh herbs from the herb garden are among the things awaiting guests at Highpark Motor Inn in Greymouth on the West Coast. This is a good example of a simple site that stands out thanks to confident visuals and clear navigation.
16-02-04 - Budget Rent a Car
Budget Rent a Car hire cars, trucks, vans, minibuses and four-wheel drives from branches around New Zealand. Their function-rich Web site lets you check out the vehicles, get quotes, make a booking, in fact almost anything you could do in person, you can do online.
09-02-04 - City Central Motor Inn
City Central Motor Inn is a Christchurch motel complex located, believe it or not, in the central city. The site's home page features a simple Flash animation that showcases Christchurch's attractions, as well as clearly laying out the Motor Inn's key benefits.
02-02-04 - Wharekauhau Country Estate
Wharekauhau Country Estate is a 5000 acre rural retreat overlooking Palliser Bay in near Martinborough in Wairarapa. Elegant restraint characterises the design of this Web site, which is highly informative, both about the accommodation and the activities available in the area.
26-01-04 - Country Glen Lodge
A run-down stately manor on Bealey Ave in Christchurch has been restored and converted into a motel apartment complex. The simple home page uses imagery of both the Lodge and Christchurch itself, as well as scrolling testimonials, to entice viewers into this easy-to-use site.>
19-01-04 - Magic Travellers Network
Magic Travellers Network is a coach transport network for independent travellers and backpackers. With a range of transport, accommodation and activities covered, the site needs to be clear, well organised and easy to navigate, and it is.
12-01-04 - Destination Queenstown
Destination Queenstown is a resource for visitors to New Zealand's alpine playground. An uncluttered design disguises the wealth of information on this site, including maps, upcoming events and listings for hundreds of activities, hostelries and eateries.