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.

13-05-2019 - Donkey Bay Inn

The Donkey Bay Inn - Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic. Enter via the garden tunnel and into the inn's private courtyard and experience the unique and wonderful world of Donkey Bay. Their website is elegant and classy and features captivating imagery site-wise, with a unique responsive layout. The Emperor's Suite page is a definite stand-out!


15-04-2019 - Abba Court Motel

Abba Court Motel is a family friendly motel equipped with excellent facilities, and a range of warm, comfortable and affordable self-contained units right in the heart of New Zealand's tourist gem, Queenstown. The homepage on their website displays dazzling imagery and gives a true highlight of what you can expect when you're in Queenstown. This website is expertly designed, features parallax scrolling on a fully responsive layout, providing a fantastic user experience.


08-04-2019 - Wilkin River Jets

Wilkin River Jets & Backcountry Helicopters provide the ultimate in shallow water jet boating and back-country helicopter flights, as you journey amidst native beech forest, ancient river valleys and rugged ice-capped mountains, or combine this trip with a spectacular heli-jet combo. Their website is next level and it feels alive as you journey through it, and the page animation is nothing short sensational! This is a stunning browsing experience!


25-03-2019 - Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve

Kaiteriteri is the gateway to the world renowned Abel Tasman National Park and the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve is the place to be if you're seeking world-class mountain biking, boating, sailing, kayaking and hiking. Their exceptional website has it all; a professionally-designed responsive layout, parallax scrolling, outstanding imagery, and clear site navigation. Bonus points for the live chat feature that you can use via Facebook Messenger!


11-03-2019 - Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge

Nestled at 905m above sea level within the beautiful Egmont National Park, Dawson Falls Mountain Lodge invites you to feel nature's heartbeat right on the slopes of Mount Taranaki. Thy win this week with a website that is beautifully presented, easily navigated, and features picturesque imagery highlighting the natural beauty of the area!


04-03-2019 - Black Sand Tours

Black Sand Tours offer the best adventure day-trip in Auckland, where you can experience swimming in crystal-clear waters, rock-scrambling, hiking, sand-dune sliding, and cave exploring! There is so much to love about this website; the logo, gorgeous imagery, background-movies, and the responsive layout. The stand-out feature has to be the way the page animates the perspective shift when the main menu is clicked.


25-02-2019 - The Tora Coastal Walk

The Tora Coastal Walk is one of the most-loved privately run walks that New Zealand has to offer. Located in the southern Wairarapa region, The Tora Coastal Walk covers a range of stunning and diverse scenery. Featuring phenomenal imagery site-wide, this website is pure delight to browse. The responsive layout is skillfully executed and one of the stand-out features would have to be PDF maps!


18-02-2019 - Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries

Experience a taste of warm 'Kiwi' hospitality, stunning scenery, and friendly service, when you cruise Cook Strait with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferries. They win this week with a new professionally-done website that is elegant and features beautiful images throughout the site, and a fully responsive layout is bound to catch your attention. The page about their fleet is a stand-out!


11-02-2019 - Caroline's Kombi Tours

Caroline's Kombi Tours are Christchurch Otautahi's best small group sightseeing tours. Their kombis, Judy and Moira, are big and spacious so come aboard with them. The backgroud imagery is sublime as are the subtle differences as you browse through the different tours on this remarkable responsive layout. Another stand-out is the Kiwiana page, it's "Sweet As"!


04-02-2019 - Chambourcin Cottage

Recently featured in NZ House & Garden, Chambourcin Cottage is a charming fully self-catered boutique accommodation in Haumoana where you can enjoy the views of the vineyard and mountains. Simple in design, their fully responsive website is a breeze to navigate and features all the information you need. The 'See & Do' and the home pages are the stand-outs!


28-01-2019 - Katoa Lake Rotorua

On the shores of scenic Lake Rotorua, Katoa Jet offers an endless range of activities, combining sightseeing and the cultural aspects of the surrounding area with speed, spins and adrenalin. Their sylish website utilises world-class imagery, the home page is graced with a background movie effect, and the simple navigation and the responsive layout make it a pleasure to browse.


17-12-2018 - Marino Ridge

Marino Ridge is peerless: a 5 Star retreat above 3.5 acres of private grounds and beach giving ever-changing world-class panoramic views of sparkling ocean, pristine landscape. They win this week with a breathtaking website! Magnificent imagery graces the site, and the responsive layout radiates pure class!


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