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.

20-01-2020 - The Est@blishment

Providing the highest quality Boutique Luxury Accommodation experience is The Establishment, a purpose designed Luxury Accommodation oasis. This is a truly professional & stylish website! It is beautifully presented, easily navigated, and stacked with information.


02-12-2019 - Queenstown Expeditions

Queenstown Expeditions offer two great tour options, the Old Gold Trail in Central Otago and the paradise visit in Glenorchy. Their website is stacked with amazing features! The home-page movie is incredible, parallax scrolling graces every other page, and the imagery is world-class!


25-11-2019 - Cable Bay Views

Set on 14 acres of land and nestled between 2 of Waiheke's most famous award-winning vineyards, Cable Bay Views provides some of the most stylish holiday accommodation on Waiheke Island. They win this week with an equally stylish and responsive website. The imagery is world-class and the icons used on the accommodation pages complete the website well.


11-11-2019 - The Duke of Marlborough

The Duke of Marlborough is a classically elegant hotel in Russell with superb dining and accommodation and a beautiful environment in which to relax and unwind in one of New Zealand's most delightful areas. Their upscale and vibrant website immediately grabs your attention with striking images on the homepage that draw you in. The 'Virtual Tour' is dazzling and the 'Things To Do In The Bay of Islands' page is a stand-out feature!


04-11-2019 - The Town House

Welcome to The Town House, an elegant and easy at-home experience that's also private, stylish and peaceful - with just a touch of luxury. Their website features a fantastic responsive design, stunning imagery, and the ease of navigation adds to the pleasurable browsing and user experience.


21-10-2019 - Unique Whanganui River Experience

Spend five days on a unique Whanganui River Experience and find out just what makes the Whanganui River such a special place. They win this week with a gorgeous website that has images and text animate into place as you browse their home page. The Youtube video is joyful, and overall, the website is an absolute pleasure to use!


07-10-2019 - Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours

Aroha Luxury New Zealand Tours is at the forefront of authentic, personalized luxury travel and their expert team curate customized itineraries that will delight you. Winning this week with a truly incredible website, one of the obvious stand-out features has to be the Gallery page. That page alone truly enhances New Zealand as a travel destination!


30-09-2019 - Element Escapes

Element Escape's luxurious and relaxing holiday in our self-serviced apartments provide our guests with the essentials to have a local-style experience, while visiting Queenstown. This beautiful website is graced with fantastic imagery, and the completely responsive layout combines to make this website a pleasure to use. A stand-out feature is the 'About Us' page!


23-09-2019 - The Chamberson Hotel

The Chamberson Hotel is a beautifully renovated, heritage-listed former warehouse, in the heart of Dunedin, located between the railway station and the Octagon. They win this week with a truly unique website design that could almost be called newspaperish. The 'Guest Rooms' page features eye-catching images and a visually appealing internal section that changes the information displayed as you scroll down the page!


16-09-2019 - Mountainview Makarora Accommodation

Surrounded by the Mt Aspiring World Heritage National Park, Makarora Wilderness Motel offers a secluded retreat in the midst of the Southern Alps. Simple in design yet effective, this website is a breeze to navigate and features all the information you need, as well as sporting a responsive design and some world-class imagery.


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!


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