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.

05-11-2018 - Retaruke Country Estate

Retaruke Country Estate is a luxury country lodge set in 4000 acres of farm and bush west of National Park where you relax and enjoy the sheer peace and quiet. Their website lets the majestic imagery do most of the heavy-lifting. It's a simplistic layout that utilises parallax scrolling within a stylish responsive layout.

» retarukecountryestate.co.nz

29-10-2018 - Altitude

Altitude run half day scenic tours to Glenorchy from Queenstown, and daily guided wine & craft beer tours from Queenstown to the best Central Otago wineries! The home page features excellent use of background video, and the various clips give you a definite idea on what to expect from their tours! Gorgeous imagery is found site-wide, and fantastic font choices seal the deal!

» www.altitudetours.co.nz

15-10-2018 - The Palace Backpackers

Welcome to the friendliest backpackers in New Zealand, the Palace Backpackers, a historical colonial villa a stone's throw from downtown Nelson. Creative use of a fish-eye lense for their website photography is a definite stand-out! Another unique feature is how the page text animates from small to large as you browse through the website. A truly unique and refreshing website to browse!

» www.thepalace.co.nz

08-10-2018 - Albatross V Expeditions

Albatross V Expeditions offer fun-filled adventure voyages in majestic old-world comfort and style, in the stunning beauty of New Zealand's renowned Bay of Islands. This website features a crisp responsive-layout that's graced with incredible imagery, neat icons and an awesome logo! A stand-out feature is the comprehensive Specifications page.

» www.albatrossv.co.nz

01-10-2018 - Montrose Estate

Set on 750 pristine acres, Montrose Estate offers the choice of three stunning residences, surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges and an abundance of wildlife. This website matches the peaceful tranquillity emanated by the estate. The website design is incredible, the imagery is breath-taking, and the stand-out feature is 'The Montrose Experience' section - with enough informative content to be a website on its own!

» www.montroseestate.co.nz

24-09-2018 - Bucket List Charters

Located in Ponsonby on the fringe of Auckland City, Franklin38 is perfectly positioned for your luxury urban escape. The impressive imagery is the stand-out feature! Coupled with a responsive layout with plenty of white space and clear navigation, they're a worthy winner this week!

» bucketlistcharters.co.nz

17-09-2018 - Franklin 38

Located in Ponsonby on the fringe of Auckland City, Franklin38 is perfectly positioned for your luxury urban escape. The impressive imagery is the stand-out feature! Coupled with a responsive layout with plenty of white space and clear navigation, they're a worthy winner this week!

» www.franklin38.co.nz

10-09-2018 - Bush and Beach

Make the most of your time in Auckland on an enjoyable and innovative small group guided tour with Bush and Beach. The animation effect of the tours loading as you scroll through this website are delightfully original, and gives life to the pages. That, coupled with incredible imagery, cements this site as a worthy winner!

» www.bushandbeach.co.nz

03-09-2018 - Terrace Downs Resort

Featuring deluxe accommodation with fine & casual dining options, & a championship 18-hole golf course, Terrace Downs Resort is a unique one-stop NZ getaway destination nestled in the foothills of Mt Hutt. A previous winner of this award, their new website showcases stunning imagery with a professionally-built responsive layout, making this website upgrade a continuation of their website excellence.

» terracedowns.co.nz

20-08-2018 - South Pacific Safaris

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Safaris provide world-class professional hunting safaris and luxury guest chalet accommodation situated right on their excellent hunting park. They could almost win this award based on their home-page photography alone! On top of that, the rest of the page 'folds' open as you browse down the page, making this responsive layout one-of-a-kind! The Trophy Gallery is a definite stand-out too!

» safaris.co.nz

13-08-2018 - Larchview Holiday Park

Larchview Holiday Park is a traditional Kiwi camping ground in 17 acres of woodland and adjacent to the Naseby Recreation Area, popular for over 50km of mountain bike tracks and stunning walks. With a beautiful responsive layout, their website is a pleasure to navigate. The earthy tones match the accommodation offerings exactly, and the images are fantastic too. Stand-out features include the logo and tree silhouette artwork, and the weather widget!

» larchviewholidaypark.co.nz

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