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.

09-09-2019 - Moose Lodge Estate

Steeped in charm and authentic simplicity, Moose Lodge Estate is a sanctuary where you can bask in elegant personalised care surrounded by the understated luxury of our heritage countryside estate. Perfectly matching their sophisticated accommodation offerings is an upscale website with an exceptional background movie effect on their home-page. With prestigious imagery site-wide, this is a fascinating website to browse!


02-09-2019 - Doubtful Sound Kayak

Doubtful Sound Kayak guarantee your visit to Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound will be memorable, so forget about the crowds and come with them for a unique experience on the water in a sea kayak! Featuring eye catching imagery, this expertly-crafted website offers loads of information, and the fully responsive layout will ensure it is accessible on all devices.


26-08-2019 - Discovery Lodge

Discovery Lodge is set out on 10 acres of park-like grounds with views over farmland and bush, allowing you to enjoy luxury mountain chalets with views to the volcanoes. Their website features beautiful photography showing exactly what to expect from this beautiful accommodation option, and the responsive layout ensures usability across all devices. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing page is the stand-out!


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!


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