Previous Winners : 2014
15-12-2014 - Meadowood Country House
Meadowood Country House in the Hawkes Bay is a 1930's modernist Art Deco experience that offers visitors a modern style accommodation option close to the Art Deco cities of Napier and Hastings. Their Web site is simple yet effective, which makes for a perfect user experience as information is easy to find due to the intuitive and responsive website layout.
8-12-2014 - Staveley Heights Bed & Breakfast
Located at the foothills of South Island's Southern Alps, is Staveley Heights Bed & Breakfast, a boutique bed & breakfast that provides upmarket accommodation in Methven. Their website features stunning imagery that highlights the natural beauty of the area and is beautifully presented, easily navigated, and features a responsive layout.
1-12-2014 - Eastland Motor Lodge
Eastland Motor Lodge is situated near the Showgrounds and Event Centre and offer great value motel accommodation in Gisborne New Zealand. Their Web site is simple yet effective which makes for a perfect user experience as information is easy to find due to the websites intuitive and responsive layout.
24-11-2014 - Riverslea Retreat
Just over an hour's drive from Wellington is Riverslea Retreat, a natural place for groups to meet, work and relax together. Their professionally-done Web site features beautiful photography showing exactly what to expect from this beautiful accommodation option, and the responsive layout ensures usability across all devices.
17-11-2014 - Wellesley Boutique Hotel
Located in Wellington's Lambton Quarter is the Wellesley Boutique Hotel, an oasis of calm and relaxation just a short walk away from superb dining and shopping. Their elegant Web site utilises stunning imagery, a top-class responsive layout, and clear navigation to provide browsers of the site with a pleasant experience.
10-11-2014 - Motel Association of New Zealand
As a trade body for the New Zealand motel industry, the Motel Association of New Zealand (MANZ) is responsible for representing and assisting their members to run efficient motels in New Zealand. Their newly launched professionally-done Web site offers loads of information, stunning photos, and a fully functional responsive layout - a must in this day and age.
03-11-2014 - The Gentle Cycling Company
Fall in love with Nelson when you come on cycling trips for lovers of food, art, and beautiful Nelson Tasman landscapes. The Gentle Cycling Company has a truly professional Web site that is stylish and offers loads of information, stunning photos, and is fully responsive and viewable on all devices.
27-10-2014 - Around The Basin
Specialising in half day, full day and custom mountain biking adventures on the Queenstown Trails are the local experts from Around The Basin. Their professionally designed Web site captures your attention with stunning images rotating on the homepage and is packed with information for everything you need to know.
20-10-2014 - Matuka Lodge
You won't want to leave the luxurious Matuka Lodge after witnessing the staggering beauty of the Southern Alps, Lake Pukaki and the Twizel area. Visit their Web site and let their home page draw you in. Featuring a relaxing, soft colour scheme and a fully responsive layout, making this site a pleasure to view across all devices.
13-10-2014 - Rotorua Canopy Tours
The #1 ranked activity in the North Island on TripAdvisor is Rotorua Canopy Tours and their guided 3 hour eco adventure. Their professionally-done Web site has a real wow-factor featuring stunning photos and a fully responsive layout, perfect for viewing on all devices!
06-10-2014 - Ahipara Luxury Travel
Ahipara is a New Zealand luxury tourism company that puts together New Zealand vacation packages that are unique. Their website has been expertly crafted and is fully responsive with four distinct layouts for various device types - a must in this day and age! Their Web site also features clear navigation, beautiful images and an attractive colour scheme.
29-09-2014 - Manawa Ridge Luxury Eco Retreat
Welcome to Manawa Ridge, a luxury eco lodge perched on a hill top in the Coromandel - a luxury eco lodge like no other in New Zealand. Their website is the perfect complement to their accommodation offering. A stylish responsive design, stunning imagery and clear navigation, make this website a pleasure to browse.
22-09-2014 - Mellonsfolly Ranch & Old West Town
Welcome to Mellonsfolly Ranch, home to 'Old West Town', an authentic western town situated on the Central Plateau of the North Island. This truly amazing website comes complete with fantastic imagery across the site including scenery, backgrounds, and textures, and is completely responsive making it ideal for viewing across all devices.
15-09-2014 - Ashleigh Court Motel
For a good nights sleep in a central Riccarton location, go no further than Ashleigh Court Motel for the best in Christchurch affordable motel accommodation. Their web site is a breeze to use and features a sharp layout that is easy to navigate as well as a modern responsive design that ensures the site is viewable on multiple devices.
08-09-2014 - Kauri Cliffs
Situated on 6,000 acres with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, and named as one of the world's top 100 resorts is the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. Their Web site is elegant and classy, with an attractive responsive layout and a collection of stunning images on the home page to draw you in.
01-09-2014 - Beaufort House
Showcasing character and the charm of a bygone era is Beaufort House in Akaroa, a luxurious accommodation option with harbour views for discerning guests. Their website features a crisp layout, top-class imagery, simple navigation, and a fully responsive and mobile-friendly website.
25-08-2014 - Tussock Grove
Located on the doorstep to Tongariro, Turoa, and Ruapehu is the boutique hotel, Tussock Grove. This is an excellent website that features a responsive layout that flexes for all devices, vital in this day and age. Other features include captivating imagery, great navigation layout and design.
18-08-2014 - Terrace Downs
Terrace Downs is situated on the Canterbury Plains and is often referred to as the 'Gateway to the South Island'. Matching this statement is a website that is of high quality, easy to navigate, features stunning imagery to complement its wilderness backdrop, and rounds it off with a responsive layout that adapts to the device it's being viewed on.
11-08-2014 - Greenlane Manor
Welcome to Auckland's Greenlane Manor, situated close to the motor way, CBD, business parks, and the ASB Events Centre. A fully responsive website is offered to all visitors to the site, with this one featuring five layouts depending on your viewing device. Quality imagery and ease of navigation add to the pleasurable viewing experience.
4-08-2014 - Kirmington Dene
Offering boutique accommodation along the wild south coast of New Zealand is Kirmington Dene, a stylish bed and breakfast close to Riverton. A highly crafted and fully responsive website has been built to showcase all they offer which includes fantastic imagery, ease of navigation, and a website that is viewable across all devices.
28-07-2014 - Flaxmill
Flaxmill is located in Mercury Bay on the east coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, and is the perfect place unwind, relax and recharge. Their website features responsive design at it's very best! Add to that some stunning imagery, ease of navigation, website design and layout, this makes for one of the best winners in recent time.
21-07-2014 - Stray Travel
Offering flexible bus services for adventurous travellers along the length of the country is the New Zealand owned Stray Travel. They're now showcasing one of the best responsive website layouts that we've seen for some time. The site features four layouts that make the site a breeze to use across multiple devices, it also features a clear layout as well as some amazing content!
7-07-2014 - Cobblestone Court Motel
Located in the Otumoetai area in Tauranga and near restaurants, shops, and the inner harbour beach, is Cobblestone Court Motel. Featuring a responsive website which adjusts for the for the device it's being viewed on, it's very user-friendly and features clear navigation, and a slideshow of images on the homepage to make for an appealing look as well.
30-06-2014 - Nomad Safaris
Providing some of the best small and personal 4WD & LOTR tours in and around Queenstown is Nomad Safaris. Their website is nicely designed, well organised, and features a clean layout making it a breeze to use and navigate. Stunning imagery has also been used which highlights their fantastic touring options.
23-06-2014 - Escape to Picton
Escape to Picton is a beautiful award-winning boutique lodge/hotel and restaurant in Picton, Marlborough. A responsive Web site compliments the appeal of this lodge/hotel, and the pages reshape to the size of the device it's being viewed on without compromising a balanced layout of content and ease of use.
16-06-2014 - Adrift in Golden Bay
Located in the South Island's Golden Bay and featuring five self-contained Cottages and a Studio, is Adrift in Golden Bay, a luxurious small, family-run establishment. Their website is fully responsive which allows it to change shape for different devices. This is a 'must' in the modern website environment and has been perfectly executed here.
9-06-2014 - Boscabel Lodge
Located in Tauranga's premier rural residential enclave and set amongst a tranquil green space is Boscabel Lodge, a stunning luxurious accommodation option. Their Web site provides all the information you need; its design is a statement of their values--classic elegance and simplicity.
3-06-2014 - Montrose Manor & Cottage
Montrose Farm is home to the Miln family and the Montrose Manor & Cottage, a luxury farm holiday retreat located in the Waitomo region in Waikato. This is a nicely designed website with quality photography to complement the atmosphere of this luxury accommodation.
26-05-2014 - Choice Backpackers
Choice Backpackers is located in the CBD and is the second biggest backpackers in Auckland and boasts a range of incredible amenities. The website is top-class, easy to navigate, stacked with information, and also features a stunning responsive layout making it a breeze to visit on smart devices.
19-05-2014 - Amity Court Motel
Offering luxurious accommodation at affordable prices and located in the heart of Taranaki is Amity Court Motel, the perfect venue for both leisure and business travelers. Their website features stunning imagery, especially the home page, and also features a responsive layout which changes size based on the device it's being viewed on.
12-05-2014 - Fitzherbert Regency Motor Lodge
With options that suit both the leisure or corporate traveller, the Fitzherbert Regency Motor Lodge is superior accommodation in Palmerston North. Their website backs this up with a clean and crisp design featuring a responsive layout that resizes for the device it's being viewed on, making it a breeze to navigate whether on a desktop computer or smartphone.
5-05-2014 - Natural High
Offering adrenaline-filled adventures in beautiful New Zealand is Natural High, a leading cycling holiday company that has been operating since 1996. Their website is wonderfully laid out with stunning banner imagery, custom navigation icons and font, which makes it a pleasure to browse.
28-04-2014 - Manata Lodge
With a name derived from legend is Queenstown's Manata Lodge, luxury serviced apartments located in the picturesque Speargrass Flat area of the Wakatipu basin. The website for Manata Lodge is immaculate and features stunning imagery, easy-to-use navigation and is also optimised for mobile devices.
14-04-2014 - Park Regis Dunedin
The Park Regis Dunedin is a boutique-style property located in the heart of Dunedin and housed in a beautiful and elegant Victorian-era building. Their in-depth website does well to provide easy access to the many sections and on top of that it's also optimised for viewing on mobile devices which includes layouts for desktops, tablets, and smartphones.
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 typography 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
Located 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.
03-02-2014 - Tower Road Motel
Welcome to Tower Road Motel, top quality Matamata Accommodation set in a quiet, garden setting environment just 3 minutes drive to shopping and restaurants. Their website has just been updated, and looks stunning! Excellent use of imagery, clear navigation, and the site is even optimised for smartphones.
27-01-2014 - Bronte Country Estate
Bronte Country Estate lies on the headland of Nelson's historic Bronte Peninsula and is halfway between Nelson city and the Abel Tasman National Park. If you are seeking complete privacy and luxurious accommodation, your search is over. The beautiful photography displayed on the Web site shows exactly what to expect from this beautiful coastal accommodation.
20-01-2014 - Ribbonwood Bed and Breakfast
Located in Appleby Hills and just 10 minutes away from the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park is Ribbonwood Bed and Breakfast, a modern accommodation option with a personalised touch. Featuring a refurbished website that is well laid out, and easy to use and navigate, it perfectly compliments their modern B&B.
12-01-2014 - Watersports Queenstown
Taking advantage of the magnificent Lake Wakatipu is Watersports Queenstown, the premier water sports operator to visit for an affordable time-out activity in Queenstown. Their website showcases stunning imagery and a wonderful layout, making the website a pleasure to use and navigate.