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.

12-08-2019 - Wairua Lodge

Just 12km away from Whitianga, Wairua Lodge in the Coromandel is a secluded place where you can kick back, relax and experience the magic of New Zealand's temperate rainforest. This is a beautifully presented responsive website with top-class imagery, giving you easy access to the information you need. The motion picture background on the homepage is out-standing, and the blog is a fantastic feature too!


05-08-2019 - The Hahei Explorer

Discover adventure with The Hahei Explorer on their unique boat tour operating within the Cathedral Cove marine reserve on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula, at Hahei, a 10 minute drive from Hot Water Beach. With a gorgeous layout, sharp imagery, simple navigation, and a fully responsive layout, this website is a pleasure to use. The stand-out feature is the Tours page - the Tour Info box is a neat feature!


29-07-2019 - Hook Wanaka

Located in Wanaka, right at the heart of New Zealand's Southern Lakes, Hook is a brand new lake to plate salmon fishing and restaurant experience. Featuring a stunning and professional responsive layout, this website is simple and effective. All information is easy to find due to the intuitive design. A standout feature is the flow chart on the 'Our Story' page!


22-07-2019 - Sacred Waters

New, smart and precious: Sacred Waters guarantees waterfront magic on the edge of crystal clear Lake Taupo with magnificent 180-degree views to the exquisite internal water features, Sacred Waters will impress you with its attention to detail. Their beautiful website oozes simplicity and style, and the home page images are stunning! The navigation is clear, and the Google Maps 360 Virtual Tour is the stand-out feature!


08-07-2019 - Quail Lodge

Welcome to Quail Lodge, a luxury 2 bedroom apartment in Drury Auckland with 180-degree views across the Auckland countryside to the Manukau Heads. Quail Lodge wins this week with a professionally-done and elegant website that features beautiful images throughout the site. The excellent use of white-space and a fully responsive layout is bound to catch your attention.


24-06-2019 - Awarua Guides

Awarua Guides offer guided, tailor-made adventures, accessing a variety of Fiordland's pristine wilderness and surf destinations in remote South West New Zealand. Their website is a showcase of parallax scrolling excellency, and the imagery used is truly majestic - a true showcase of New Zealand's spectacular environment!


10-06-2019 - Anatoki Salmon Fishing & Cafe

Anatoki Salmon Fishing & Cafe is situated on the banks of the Anatoki River between Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National Park and is a unique freshwater fishing activity. Their home page features an absolutely stunning image of a Chinook salmon, giving you a definite idea on what to expect from this experience. The lavish imagery continues throughout this informative responsive website, ensuring a truly pleasant user experience.


27-05-2019 - Mai Travel

Mai Travel invites you to Aotearoa (New Zealand), one of the most unique countries in the world. They have the exclusive connections to enable truly authentic moments. And if a website could win on images, then Mai Travel is a stand-out here. Laden with glorious imagery, not only is this a beautiful website, it does a magnificent job of promoting New Zealand as an amazing travel destination!


20-05-2019 - Taupo's Floatplane

One of the top things to do in Taupo is to take a flight on Taupo's Floatplane! Enjoy a unique flightseeing experience over Tongariro National Park, the Bay of Plenty and, of course, Great Lake Taupo. Their website greets you with the stand-out feature - a captivating background movie that's neatly packaged in a professional responsive layout, graced with sublime imagery!


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!


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