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.

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!


10-12-2018 - New Zealand Trails

New Zealand guided walking adventures. We are a specialist adventure tour company with decades of experience running small-group tours with the best Kiwi guides. They win this week with a truly excellent and responsive website! It's hugely informative and one of the best stand-out features is the option to view the different trips with their details side by side!


03-12-2018 - Nature & Nosh Tours

Nature & Nosh provide fully-inclusive, guided hiking tours match scenic and diverse day walks, with New Zealand food and wine tasting. This responsive website is refreshingly easy to navigate, features gorgeous imagery, and one of the stand-out features is the regularly updated blog!


26-11-2018 - Treetops Lodge & Estate

Surrounded by natural luxury and rustic elegance, disconnect & reconnect as you get off the beaten track and discover Treetops Lodge & Estate. Visitors to this website are rewarded with a stunning motion picture background on the home page. Another stand-out feature is the 'Experience' page, which is blessed with some awe-inspiring imagery!


19-11-2018 - Villa Walton

The Villa Walton is an elegant and relaxing accommodation option in our historic homestead established 1904 and set in picturesque Matamata. They win this week with a website that definitely matches the elegant accommodation offerings. A beautiful responsive layout with gorgeous imagery feels right at home with the use of white space and background textures.


12-11-2018 - Queenstown Bike Taxis

Queenstown Bike Taxis provide an easy transport service which maximizes your time on your bike. With them, you'll be shown all the hidden treasures, saving you time and effort finding them. Their website is a pleasure to browse and it features parallax scrolling, a stylish responsive layout, and world-class imagery! A stand-out feature is the informative Queenstown Trails page!


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.


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!


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!


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