Previous Winners : 2006
18-12-06 - Lime Tree Lodge
Indulge yourself and relax in Lime Tree Lodge, a five-star luxury retreat in the Crown Ranges and Mt Aspiring National Park, on the outskirts of Wanaka. While letting you check room availability and book online, their Web site also offers a wonderful organization of information, making it enjoyable to go from page to page.
11-12-06 - Taieri Gorge Railway
The Taieri Gorge Railway is a tourist railway in Dunedin, with daily trips from the Dunedin Railway Station through the Taieri River Gorge to Pukerangi. Find out more about the history and technical details about the train on their attractive Web site. Afterwards, check out the photos and timetables, then make an online booking.
04-12-06 - Essence of New Zealand
Choose from five exclusive waterfront havens and three heritage properties from Essence of New Zealand. These private retreats will suit your discerning taste, with awe-inspiring views and tailored services. Their sophisticated Web site provides detailed information on each property, along with an online tool to check availability.
27-11-06 - Clifftops
Enjoy Waiheke Island by staying at Clifftops, a small luxury retreat for lovers of fine wine, food and relaxation, on the cliff top above the bay at Onetangi. Their lovely Web site provides a relaxing mood as you learn more about their hands-on cooking classes, tutored wine tastings and gourmet luncheon and dinner parties.
20-11-06 - Skyline Gondola
When you visit Queenstown, head first to the Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge where you'll get an awe-inspiring 220-degree panorama of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu. Their professionally-done Web site offers news, daily photos, a webcam, loads of information, all available in three other languages.
13-11-06 - Puzzling World
Escape from the normal world and get lost in Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World, a wide wonderland of life-size mazes, illusions and puzzles. Located in Wanaka, this 30-year old venture promises a memorable experience for your family. Their attractive Web site allows you to buy puzzles and merchandise from an online store.
06-11-06 - Eichardt's Private Hotel
For 140 years, Eichardt's has been part of Queenstown's history. You can enjoy luxurious suites with lake and mountain views, and then step out to dine at world-class restaurants nearby. Their elegant Web site talks about their magnificent history and facilities, supported by a well-studied typography and effective navigation bar.
30-10-06 - circa60
Step back into the 1960s at circa60, with accommodations built and furnished to capture the experience and beauty of the era. Perfect for groups, it has everything you need to be comfortable in Martinborough. You'll be wowed by their groovy Web site, with its top-notch design, funky elements and great pictures.
24-10-06 - Sumner Oceanview Apartments
Visit Christchurch's popular beach and spend the weekend at Sumner Oceanview Apartments, a luxury, self-catering accommodation with all the modern conveniences. Their charming, uncluttered Web site provides maps, photos, online booking and a guide to the area's attractions, including local boutique shops and cafes.
16-10-06 - Claremont House
Take a trip to Dunedin and stay at a luxury historic mansion. Built around 1908, Claremont House offers a range of comfortable suites, which include gourmet breakfast and complimentary wine and cheese. Their Web site provides all the information you need; its design is a statement of their values--classic elegance and simplicity.
09-10-06 - Appellation Central™ Wine Tours
When you're in Queenstown, you can explore the Otago vineyards with Appellation Central™ Wine Tours. Small, personalised guided tours will give you unforgettable views along with gourmet food and wines. Visit their lovely Web site to find out more about Central Otago and wine making, about your hosts and personal guides.
02-10-06 - Mill Cottage
Spend some time at Akaroa's Mill Cottage, a beautiful, historic cottage with all the modern conveniences and total privacy in an acre of majestic gardens. Their Web site employs simple and effective three-page layout, with a unique home page: a long, lovely letter from the hosts, matched with many testimonials from happy guests.
25-09-06 - Hiwinui Country Estate
Perfect for weddings and honeymoons, Hiwinui Country Estate offers a luxury rural experience at its lodge set on 1,100 farm acres outside Palmerston North. After a guided farm tour, you can pamper yourself at their day spa. Choose from activities listed on their attractive Web site, with easy links to photos and online booking.
18-09-06 - Miharotia House B&B
Enjoy stunning vistas of Kaikoura from the luxury rooms at Miharotia House Bed and Breakfast. Your hosts Polly and Trevor Ruawai promise to make your stay comfortable and meaningful. The effective yet simple layout of their Web site provides the information you need about the region and local culture, along with some useful links.
11-09-06 - Adventure South
Known for their guided cycling, hiking and multi-activity tours ever since they started in 1992, Adventure South will help you explore New Zealand up close. All the information your need is on their user-friendly Web site, with detailed itineraries, answers to all your questions and options to request for your own custom adventure tour.
04-09-06 - Potiki Adventures
Seeing the beauty of the land and of Maori culture--these are the combined gifts you will receive from Bianca Ranson and Melissa Crockett, owners of Potiki Adventures in Auckland. Their Web site reveals the intelligence and care they took in creating their tours, with options for day trips, exclusive itineraries and group tours.
28-08-06 - Claremont
Combine your need for luxury and adventure at Claremont, a luxury lodge with its own 2,400-acre estate. Guests are treated to a safari by Land Rover through a fascinating private nature reserve. Their Web site provides a wealth of information, including a gallery and slide show, to help you imagine the amazing experience waiting for you.
21-08-06 - River Birches
Discover a peaceful landscape in Turangi and stay at River Birches, a boutique fishing lodge offering luxury accommodation beside the world-famous Tongariro River. Elegant, beautiful, sophisticated--words you can easily apply to their accommodation as well as their Web site. A surprising online feature is their Rivercam.
14-08-06 - The Wellington Cable Car Museum
History buffs can view two original, fully-restored grip cars of Wellington's cable car system at the Wellington Cable Car Museum. The museum opened in 2000 and now attracts over 200,000 visitors every year. Their Web site successfully tells the story of the museum and the restoration work, making you want to see the real thing.
07-08-06 - Epic Adventures
Head out to Coromandel Peninsula for a full day of fishing with Epic Adventures. Hosts Carl, Belinda and Bella will share their fishing secrets with you. Their fun and friendly attitude shows up on their Web site, which is jam-packed with information, making you look forward to the smell of freshly caught fish being cooked.
01-08-06 - Tall Trees Guest House
Rejuvenation and inspiration are what you'll find at Tall Trees Guest House, minutes away from Queenstown and Arrowtown. This boutique country retreat offers full facilities and picture-perfect vistas. Visit their Web site and let their home page draw you in. With an easy navigation, you'll get a real sense of this unique place.
24-07-06 - Super Shuttle™
If you need a ride to or from the airport, you might want to try Super Shuttle™, which provides 24-hour door-to-door transport. They encourage shuttle sharing for easy fares and can even give you a wake up call. Get a quick quote from their informative and well-planned Web site, and then proceed to book your trip online.
17-07-06 - Bridge to Nowhere Lodge
Visit the mighty Whanganui River where the movie River Queen was filmed and stay at the unique Bridge to Nowhere Lodge. Their Web site is overflowing with exciting information about jet boat tours, canoeing and tramping. You won't get lost with their amazing interactive map directions under "Where we are".
10-07-06 - Takapuna Motor Lodge
Just ten minutes away from the Auckland central business district, Takapuna Motor Lodge offers a range of self-contained suites and serviced apartments for the corporate executive and family. Their Web site captures your attention with an entertaining package of moving photographs, effectively conveying the beauty of the locale.
03-07-06 - Shoreline Apartments
Escape Wellington City and drive to Kapiti Coast for a much-deserved weekend break at Shoreline Apartments. Walk on the beach, play golf or enjoy the stunning views from your balcony. A gallery of photographs on their Web site gives you a taste of beach life, while a handy online map makes it easy for you to get there.
26-06-06 - Waikava Harbour View
Take time out to visit the southernmost tip of New Zealand and stay at Waikava Harbour View, which provides high quality lodge accommodation in the Catlins and South Catlins areas. Their Web site's menu encourages you to stay and explore, while giving you a convenient and well placed pop-up reservation tool.
19-06-06 - Fine Tours New Zealand
True-blue, custom designed dream vacations in New Zealand. Fine Tours New Zealand's expertise is revealed when you start using their Web site, you soon find yourself browsing through a fine selection of over 300 tour packages with amazing ease.
12-06-06 - Kennedy Point Vineyard
Offering you a chance to wander around olive groves while sipping from a bottle of their Cabernet Sauvignon, Kennedy Point Vineyard provides romantic accommodation on Waiheke Island. Their Web site seduces you with a simple, elegant layout and invites you to follow your heart--to buy wine and make a reservation online.
06-06-06 - Harbourside Lodge
Perfect for the no-nonsense executive, Harbourside Lodge Nelson accommodation includes spectacular Nelson harbour views along with Sky TV and Internet ports. Their Web site is equally no-nonsense, with attractive colours and photographs, standard brochure navigation, and straightforward information.
29-05-06 - Parehua
Escape to Parehua's luxury accommodation among the world-class vineyards of Martinborough, with its superb lake and mountain views. Parehua extends their customer-friendly service on their Web site, where guests can quickly sign up for a newsletter while learning more about their exclusive facilities.
22-05-06 - Nugget Point
Boutique hotel set in a spectacular location at the foot of the majestic Coronet Peak. Rich and vibrant, Nugget Point have chosen an elegantly themed Web site, with plenty of useful information for anyone wishing a luxurious get-away in Queenstown.
15-05-06 - Hush Spa
Discover the secrets of relaxation, well-being and beauty at this luxury day spa in Queenstown, New Zealand. Hush Spa sports a relaxing, soft blue Web site with clear navigation.
08-05-06 - Riverstone Lodge
Set amongst a 35 acre olive and hazelnut farm, this Mediterranean-style lodge offers superb accommodation in the spectacular Waihopai Valley, and is only 20km from Blenheim. Clearly laid out with a fitting simple layout to go with their colour scheme Riverstone Lodge have taken the right approach with their conservative and understated Web site design.
01-05-06 - Whitestone Cottages
Classically designed limestone holiday cottages ideal for couples, families and friends alike, situated in the heart of Methven. Whitestone Cottages features a clean design, with a nicely understated Flash animation on the homepage and access to a quality virtual tour.
24-04-06 - Maple Grove
Nestled in rural solitude, Maple Grove is a self-catering holiday home in Upper Moutere between Nelson and Motueka. Elegantly reflected on their Web site, Maple Grove have achieved information clarity combined with a soft, simple colour scheme and ambient imagery.
17-04-06 - Relaxing Journeys
A range of tours throughout New Zealand, including small group guided tours, independent and escorted coach tours, self drive tours and sightseeing day trips. Relaxing Journeys showcase New Zealand on a well-designed Web site packed with tour options, information and great photography.
10-04-06 - Wicked Campers
Quirky campervans for wicked backpacker transport in New Zealand. Using a bright colour scheme and an easy to follow layout, Wicked Campers gets the point across with this wicked themed Web site.
03-04-06 - Priority Car Rentals
Independently owned, New Zealand car rental company with branches in the main centres and a comprehensive range of vehicles and hire packages to suit. An eye catching Web site, Priority effectively market their services by boldly distinguishing their individual business features on the homepage and utilise recognisable icons for clarity.
27-03-06 - Anglesea House
Unique boutique accommodation combining stylish comfort with an elegant decor. Anglesea House have chosen an understated Web site design that is easy to navigate and is complimented with a rich use of photography.
20-03-06 - New Zealand Odysseys
Odysseys offer fully guided, interactive, educational experiences and ecotours of New Zealand's unique natural and geothermal terrain, catering for all ages and interests. Their Web site clearly outlines their comprehensive tour information by utilising white space, consistent use of text formatting and an uncluttered, attractive page design.
13-03-06 - Bluewater Lodge
This luxury, boutique accommodation is situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka and offers exclusivity and friendly hospitality. The lodge showcases New Zealand art, furnishings and Wanaka, which are reflected in the elegant design and photography of their easy-to-navigate Web site.
06-03-06 - The Cookhouse at Hannah's Beach
Private beachfront rental accommodation set amidst the rugged beauty of the South Island's wild West Coast at Haast. Their Web site does a great job of showcasing the West Coast area, local activities and the accommodation.
27-02-06 - Poronui Station
Exclusive accommodation on one of New Zealand's oldest and most iconic high country properties. Poronui Station provides the user with an informative Web site, accompanied by professional photography and a clean layout that gives you a taste of Poronui Station's luxury lodge in Taupo.
20-02-06 - Cape Farewell Horse Treks
Offering a variety of day and overnight horse treks in the beautiful area of Golden Bay. Instantly appealing, Cape Farewell Horse Treks have presented a cleanly designed Web site written in the friendly, family-oriented personality of the owners with a gallery of absolutely stunning photos from their rides.
13-02-06 - Te Weheka Inn
Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation at Fox Glacier, on the scenic West Coast of the South Island. The colour scheme that Te Weheka Inn has opted for ties in with their unique accommodation and is complimented with it's bold and beautiful images.
06-02-06 - Ruby Bay Lodge & Vineyard
Luxury accommodation set within 23 acres of vineyard with panoramic views of Tasman Bay, D'Urville Island, Mount Arthur and the Richmond Ranges. Ruby Bay Lodge & Vineyard have used tantilising images encompassed in a gracefully designed Web site to capture the ambience of its setting.
30-01-06 - New World Safaris
Explore the splendid magic of New Zealand in an exclusive custom made tour from New World Safaris. The Web site features a simple yet highly intuitive interactive map of New Zealand, letting you plan your own unique tour around the country.
23-01-06 - Butterfly Creek
Hosting Australasia's premier Tropical Butterfly House with over 700 free flying exotic butterflies, tropical fish, birds and lizards. A beautifully presented and uncluttered Web site enables Butterfly Creek to show off stunning photos and extensive venue and wildlife information.
16-01-06 - Owhanake Bay Estate
Luxury boutique accommodation overlooking the beautiful and secluded Owhanake Bay in New Zealand. Owhanake Bay Estate have used a colour scheme to tie in with their branding, making this a consistent Web site design with colourful imagery to pull you into this exquisite estate on Waiheke Island.
09-01-06 - No. 9
In a converted 1934 wool store building, No. 9 offers three chic apartment-style suites in the Art Deco city of Napier. Their Web site has a stylish look and feel, enticing visitors with creative images of their boutique accommodation.